PED Virus http://kcur.org en 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