Vigilance needed after Senecavirus found at processing plants

Cases of Senecavirus A confirmed at Iowa pork processing plants should remind producers to remain on lookout for blisters on pigs.

Cases of a virus confirmed at a pair of Iowa pork processing plants should remind producers to remain on the lookout for vesicles, or blisters, on their pigs, according to an Iowa State University veterinarian.

Senecavirus A — a once-rare virus in U.S. pork production that has increased in occurrence since last year — was confirmed in pigs at two Iowa slaughter plants last month, said Chris Rademacher, a senior clinician in veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine at Io

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