Killed Virus Spreads Unchecked Through US Hog Belt

A hog nutritionist in Minnesota knows a farmer in his state who lost 7,500 piglets just after they were born. 12,000 more died in North Carolina in 3 weeks. 30,000 perished in Oklahoma in the fall of 2013. The PEDv virus has wiped out more than 10% of the nation’s pig population and helped send retail pork prices to record highs. Since June 2013, as many as 7 million pigs have died in the US. Something like  a tablespoon of PEDv infected manure is roughly enough to infect the entire US heard.

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