Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
    
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Study Finds Animal Feed Carrying Deadly Pig Virus

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:45:36 CDT

Study Finds Animal Feed Carrying Deadly Pig Virus
Researchers think they are one step closer in finding what has caused of a deadly pig virus to kill more than eight million pigs in the US. Reuters reports that infected feed may be to blame. In a study, feed was collected by researchers at three different hogs farms in Iowa and Minnesota that had outbreaks of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) and had received feed from the same source. The feed was fed to five piglets in a experiment at South Dakota State University and all piglets became infected with the virus. Piglets that were not fed the feed did not become infected.


The lead author of the study and Director of Research for Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in Minnesota Scott Dee told Reuters that this study validated that the virus was in the feed. But the study didn't find how feed became infected with PEDv. There are many speculations that the virus have come from feed ingredients contaminated with the virus or it became contaminated in other ways.


With this latest information researchers continue to look for ways to control outbreaks. National Swine Board Vice President of Science and Technology Paul Sundberg said this latest development shows that farmers ask feed suppliers about their bio-security practices being used to prevent contamination. The next step in the investigative process will be a thorough review of the feed handling system from how feed is handled, mixed, and delivered.


PEDv has killed 13 percent of the nation's swine herd since the virus emerged last year, which has lead to record pork prices for consumers. The US Department of Agriculture forecasts prices will increase 3.5 percent this year.


These latest findings were published in the BMC Veterinary Research journal this month.


   


 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Farm Bureau's Steve Thompson Offers Color Commentary of the Only Day in April Lawmakers Will Meet- and What's Ahead for Balance of the 2020 Session  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 21:31:55 CDT
  • USDA's First National Crop Progres Report This Spring Shows Wet, Cool Conditions Delaying Corn Planting, Oklahoma Wheat Crop Continues to Look Great  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:08:47 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Monday April 6, 2020  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:26:49 CDT
  • Monday, April 6, 2020 Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:39:07 CDT
  • New Southern Plains Podcast Focuses on Soil Health Classroom Curriculum   Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:10:43 CDT
  • This Weeks Ag in the Classroom--Tasty Recipes, Growing your Own Garden, and New Food Challenges  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:32:47 CDT
  • Impact of Recruitment and Retention of Food Animal Veterinarians on the U.S. Food Supply  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:16:47 CDT
  • Robert Wells, Livestock Consultant says Donít Let Your Cows Eat the Profit  Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:00:51 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma City Farm Show KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2020 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.