Home / News / Livestock news / USDA Requires Reporting of PEDv

USDA Requires Reporting of PEDv

Kacey Birchmier 04/18/2014 @ 4:46pm I grew up on a fourth-generation farm in central Iowa. Follow me on twitter - @KaceyBirchmier.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the USDA will require reporting of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and swine delta coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this disease across the U.S. This is in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the U.S. swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs.

The virus, fatal to almost 100% of infected piglets less than 2 weeks old, isn’t an airborne threat. However, it can spread easily throughout an entire facility by only a small amount of manure.

USDA is taking this latest action due to the devastating effect on swine health since it was first confirmed in the country last year, even though PEDv it is not a reportable disease under international standards. PEDv only affects pigs, does not pose a risk to people, and is not a food safety concern.

Read more about the virus here.


"USDA has been working closely with the pork industry and our state and federal partners to solve this problem. Together, we have established testing protocols, sequenced the virus and are investigating how the virus is transmitted," said Vilsack. "Today's actions will help identify gaps in biosecurity and help us as we work together to stop the spread of these diseases and the damage caused to producers, industry, and ultimately consumers."

Along with requiring the reporting of the virus, tracking movements of pigs, vehicles, and other equipment leaving the premises must be reported. The USDA is working with industry partners to increase the assistance to producers who have experienced the virus outbreaks such as disease surveillance, herd monitoring, and epidemiological and technical support.

USDA’s Farm Loan Programs is working with producers to provide credit options, including restructuring loans. In the case of guaranteed loans, USDA is encouraging guaranteed lenders to use all the flexibility available under existing guarantees, and to use new guarantees where appropriate to continue financing their regular customers.

USDA is already providing assistance to researchers looking into this disease. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is working with the National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa, to make models of the disease transmission and testing feedstuffs. So far, this modeling work is contributing to experimental vaccines to treat animals with the disease. ARS also has a representative serving as a member of the Swine Health Board. USDA also provides competitive grant funding through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative program and anticipates that some applications on PEDv research will be submitted soon. In addition, USDA provides formula funds to states and universities through the Hatch Act and National Animal Health Disease Section 1433 for research activities surrounding this disease.

Source: USDA

CancelPost Comment

Lease BG/SBLC/MTN & 100% Protected 05/31/2015 @ 6:10pm We are direct providers of fresh cut bg, sblc, mtn, bonds and cds which we have specifically for lease. we do not have any broker chain in this offer or get involved in chauffer driven offers. you are at liberty to engage our leased instruments into trade programs as well as in other project(s) such as aviation, agriculture, petroleum, telecommunication, construction of dams, bridges and any other project(s) etc you can use these bank instruments for private placement platforms, commercial loan, business loans, credit lines and much more. For further details contact us with the below information.... Contact : Mr. Petrovic Dorde Email: directmandate@gmail.com Skype ID: petrovic.dorde

Report Abuse Reply

HOW I GOT MY LOAN FROM A LEGITIMATE MONEY 04/25/2015 @ 7:53am MY TESTIMONY FROM A LEGITIMATE MONEY LENDER My name is Dorene Zeller, I am from United State. Have you been looking for a loan?Do you need an urgent personal or business loan?contact Dennis Hopkins Finance Home he help me with a loan of $300.000 some days ago after been scammed of $2500 from a woman claiming to been a loan lender but i thank God today that i got my loan worth $300.000.Feel free to contact the company for a genuine financial service. Email: dennishopkins_financehome@live.com or dennishopkins69@yahoo.com or www.dennishopkinsfinance.de.vu Tel: USA +12404374240 Tel:USA +12092314524 Tel:UK +447509546091.He is a trust worthy man.

Report Abuse Reply

BG/SBLC 04/06/2015 @ 2:01am We are direct provider for BG/SBLC specifically for lease, at Leasing Price: 5.0% of Face Value plus (0.5+X)% commission fees to brokers, Issuance by HSBC Bank London , Barclays Bank London,&AAA Rated Banks Our BG/SBLC Financing can help you get your project funded, loan financing by providing you with yearly renewable leased bank instruments. We work directly with issuing bank lease providers, this Instrument can be monetized on your behalf for 100% funding. Intermediaries/Consultants/Brokers are welcome to bring their clients and are 100% protected. In complete confidence, we will work together for the benefits of all parties involved: For further details contact us with the below information. Thank you Muhameed Liasu Contact:Muhameed Liasu Email:muhameed.sblcbg@gmail.com Skype ID: muhameed.sblcbg2

Report Abuse Reply

Do You Need Bank Instrument To Fund Your Projects? 04/03/2015 @ 4:36am We are direct providers of fresh cut bg, sblc, mtn, bonds and cds which we have specifically for lease. we do not have any broker chain in this offer or get involved in chauffer driven offers. you are at liberty to engage our leased instruments into trade programs as well as in other project(s) such as aviation, agriculture, petroleum, telecommunication, construction of dams, bridges and any other project(s) etc you can use these bank instruments for private placement platforms, commercial loan, business loans, credit lines and much more. For further details contact us with the below information.... Contact : Mr. Petrovic Dorde Email: directmandate@gmail.com Skype ID: petrovic.dorde

Report Abuse Reply

Lease BG/SBLC/MTN & 100% Protected 03/06/2015 @ 4:45pm We are direct providers of fresh cut bg, sblc, mtn, bonds and cds which we have specifically for lease. we do not have any broker chain in this offer or get involved in chauffer driven offers. you are at liberty to engage our leased instruments into trade programs as well as in other project(s) such as aviation, agriculture, petroleum, telecommunication, construction of dams, bridges and any other project(s) etc you can use these bank instruments for private placement platforms, commercial loan, business loans, credit lines and much more. For further details contact us with the below information.... Contact : Mr. Sorin Lassmann Email: providermandate.ls@gmail.com Skype ID: ls.nicu

Report Abuse Reply
MORE FROM KACEY BIRCHMIER more +

Look for Corn Rootworm Despite Wet By: 06/30/2015 @ 4:01pm Despite recent heavy rainfall, corn rootworm eggs have been hatching. As the feeding window has…

Insight into Monsanto's Potential… By: 06/18/2015 @ 6:53pm Even if Monsanto isn’t successful in its current negotiations to acquire Syngenta, consolidation…

Soil Health at Tools of the Future By: 06/16/2015 @ 4:11pm Need advice on how to boost soil health? Tools of the Future speaker Steve Berger of Wellman, Iowa…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Cover Crops-Wildlife Diversity
Agriculture.com

FREE MEMBERSHIP!

CLOSE [X]