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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

 
mick mclaughlin
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Have any of ya'll been effected by this? I strongly suspect pature pork is not suspectable to this, but I have no proof.

Supposedly the price of pork is gonna sky rocket
 
R Scott
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Pastured pork is not completely immune to this, but it should be more resilient.

 
Walter Jeffries
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mick mclaughlin wrote:Have any of ya'll been effected by this? I strongly suspect pature pork is not suspectable to this, but I have no proof.


There is no immunity conveyed by pasturing. This is a virus. There is no magic to pasturing. Don't have visitors from other farms coming onto your farms. Beware that feeds, cloths, veterinarians, boots, tires, water, etc can transfer the disease. Use good biosecurity.
 
mick mclaughlin
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Thank you.

After making this post, i read the other thread on this. Sorry bout thst.

Interesting stuff, although i am a little confused as to how this has traveled so fast? I didnt really mean pastured pigs would be immune, just LESS susceptable then confinement hogs.

Thanks again
 
Walter Jeffries
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I have read that some pastured farms are infected - I don't have names to give you.

It is a very hardy virus and also very infectious.

Some viruses die easily in heat or cold. PEDv is a survivor.

Some viruses take large numbers to infect their prey. PEDv does it easily.

PEDv has not yet learned how to play nice. When it does it will become endemic (everywhere) and mild. An evolutionary goal for a predator is not to kill off all of your prey. PEDv will likely figure this out in time. Interestingly, the big confinement industry might help make this happen.
 
mick mclaughlin
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Thanks for the info!

Only info i have been able to grt was from commercial type news
 
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