Feed Product Could Reduce PEDV Spread


Researchers say it may be possible that feed could help combat the virus that’s’ killed more than eight million pigs.

The following article is from the NAFB News Service:

A recent study suggests a feed product could help reduce the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. Researchers at Pipestone Veterinary Services in Minnesota say it may be possible that feed could help combat the deadly virus that’s’ killed an estimated more than eight million pigs. The study was funded by Kemin Industries of Iowa to see if their feed additive could help combat the disease, according to the Des Moines Register. Pipestone said it tested three groups of pigs over 14 day.: One group of piglets was given feed spiked with PEDv; another group was given the same feed treated with Kemin's product, Sal CURB; and a third group was given PEDv-free feed. The groups receiving the feed with the Kemin product and the PEDv-free feed showed no evidence of infection. The group receiving the virus-spiked feed was at no surprise infected.

Sal CURB is an antimicrobial product the company has produced for nearly 20 years. A separate Pipestone study, published in August, linked livestock feed to the spread of PEDv. The group investigated the connection after several Pipestone-related farms became infected.


Source: NAFB News Service
Posted by Haylie Shipp


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