Being prepared for trans-boundary disease

Being prepared for trans-boundary disease

Swine industry seeks mechanism to help be better prepared to respond to future trans-boundary disease threats.

SWINE industry stakeholders continue to express concern that the U.S. pig herd remains at risk of exposure to another trans-boundary swine disease.

This industry-wide reaction stems from the discovery of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in May 2013.

"Early in the diagnostic process, the virus appeared to be transmissible gastroenteritis — better known as TGE — but that was early," Dr. Howard Hill, immediate past presid

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