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USDA Mandates PEDV Reporting
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jun 5, 2014 04:40 PM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Pork producers who have hogs testing positive for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus now will be required to report the outbreak to USDA and develop a strategy for improving biosecurity measures on their farm.

USDA issued a federal order on Thursday requiring pork producers to notify the department when their hog herds test positive for PEDV. Producers must notify their veterinarians or the state veterinarian's office about positive cases.

While mandating producers report the disease, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told pork producers at the World Pork Expo that the federal order does not require herd quarantines or ...

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