USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is working to address PEDv, Porcine Deltacoronoavirus and other swine enteric coronoavirus diseases by requiring disease reporting and development of herd management plans that indicate the producer is taking actions to implement biosecurity steps to reduce further dissemination of the diseases. APHIS will provide subsidized funding for biosecurity actions described in herd plans. Other work to fight these diseases that may be reimbursable includes lab testing fees for samples, continued monitoring of pigs after sampling, livestock vehicle washing and the use of disinfectants to clean the premises. National Pork Board Science and Technology Vice President Dr. Paul Sundberg says continued monitoring of farms through submissions to the veterinary diagnostic laboratories is important and will be paid for by USDA at this point. If producers plan to take advantage of these funds – Sundberg says they should work with their herd veterinarian to ensure their herd management plan indicates they have the required protocols in place before they fill out the paperwork and submit it to USDA.
Source: NAFB News Service