Sponsor message
Now new in the US - Dietary diformates Made in Germany Learn more

PEDV Can be Carried in Feed New Research Suggests

19 August 2014, at 8:35am

US - Recently released research conducted by Pipestone Veterinary Services and South Dakota State University and reported in BMC Veterinary Research, confirms feed can be a carrier of the virus.

However, it is important to note that being a carrier of the virus does not mean that feed is the source. The prevalence of the disease on an infected farm can contaminate many items.

A statement by Richard Sellers,Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, American Feed Industry Association, regarding PEDV Feed Research said: "The American Feed Industry Association strongly supports research that provides accurate information pertaining to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, a challenge currently facing US swine production.

"There are still many unknowns related to the outbreak of the virus, and AFIA's goal is to work with industry partners, swine producers, veterinarians and the government to conduct and evaluate research to better understand the cause and transmission routes of PEDV.

As a step to find answers, AFIA and industry partner, the Institute for Feed Education & Research, pledged $100,000 to the National Pork Board in May of this year."

Sponsored content
Our Formi products fulfil tomorrow’s requirements today.

Formi NDF and the 3rd Generation acidifier Formi 3G have been formulated to replace the need for in-feed antibiotics, by ensuring a strong antibacterial impact against Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria.

The Formi product line, based on Addcon’s patented diformate technology ensures optimal efficiency, highest growth rates and maximum safety, which are key requirements in animal production worldwide – and are now available in the USA.

Learn more