Mike Brandherm

Livestock
5:15 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Area Pork Producers Fighting Against a Deadly Virus Possibly Carried by the Wind

Credit hutchnews.com

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, is a heat-sensitive virus than can kill up to 100% of piglets that contract it, and hog producers in the Oklahoma Panhandle and Southwestern Kansas are battling the disease that experts now believe is carried on the wind reported the Global Post.  That’s devastating news for high plains farmers where the wind is a strong, consistent force of nature. 

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