PED Virus http://kcur.org en Hog Farmers Required To Report Disease Outbreaks http://kcur.org/post/hog-farmers-required-report-disease-outbreaks <p>Hog farmers are now required to <a href="http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/2014/faq_ped_reporting.pdf">report outbreaks</a> of certain viral diseases that have spread across the country during the past year, according to the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.538em;">U.S. Department of Agriculture</span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:35:33 +0000 Amy Mayer 54499 at http://kcur.org Hog Farmers Required To Report Disease Outbreaks Spreading Virus Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Pigs http://kcur.org/post/spreading-virus-kills-hundreds-thousands-pigs <p>A virus new to the United States is spreading through farms hundreds of thousands of baby pigs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Like most hog farmers, Brent Sandidge in Missouri, has been losing money lately.</p><p>"We’ve had a drought, and record high feed prices, so that’d be the last thing you’d need is another hit," says Sandidge.</p><p>But that hit came this spring for some with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. Bob Morrison, at the University of Minnesota says the excrement of infected pigs is loaded with the bug.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:46:21 +0000 Frank Morris 39955 at http://kcur.org Spreading Virus Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Pigs