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Indiana monitoring pseudorabies situation

by 5m Editor
25 April 2007, at 10:03am

US - Other than stepping up the screening of the pre-entry permits for animals entering the state, Indiana's State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is not doing anything different in response to the discovery of pseudorabies in 2 Wisconsin pig herds.

However, Denise Derrer, Public Information Officer at BOAH says things may change if Wisconsin should lose its “pseudorabies free” status.
Speaking to US agriculture journal Brownfield, she said testing would be required before and after any hogs moved into Indiana. But, as only 182 hogs were imported into Indiana from Wisconsin last year, Ms Derrer said the current situation was not considered of major risk.

For more information on Pseudorabies, click here.

5m Editor