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Results on PEDv survivability in manure


November 4, 2014 – Thanks to Pork Checkoff-funded research led by Steve Tousignant, a veterinarian and epidemiologist at Swine Veterinary Center in St. Peter, Minn., researchers now know that porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) can survive in manure for at least four months.

While the research trial showed there could be potentially less live virus in manure pits than originally suspected, 15 percent of the barns tested positive for live virus, meaning that producers should remain vigilant in their manure-handling protocols to reduce risk of spreading the virus further. READ MORE