Washington Insider
Wed Apr 16, 2014 06:17 AM CDT

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering a proposal under which hog farmers would be required to report cases porcine epidemic diarrhea virus found in their herds as a way to help track and isolate the disease. USDA currently is "evaluating additional options for addressing this virus," a USDA spokesperson told Reuters in an email. Currently, there is no mandatory requirement for producers to report PED cases.

Representatives of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians have been meeting with USDA veterinarians on the issue, but AASV Executive Director Tom Burkgren said it may be ...

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