Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)
WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK? -- Click this link for a quick look at what's been added since the site was last updated (December 04, 2013).
Research Updates -- An overview of PEDv research currently in progress. The principle investigators will be providing updates every other week until the research is completed. Click on the hyperlinks in the table to view the updated information. Last updated: 11/13/2013.
PEDv Origin -- Study published by Virginia Tech researchers attempting to identify the origin of the PED virus currently circulating in the U.S. swine herd. The results of the study indicate the virus likely originated in China's Anhui Province.
Biosecurity suggestions -- Describes what to consider when evaluating mechanisms to prevent virus introduction.
Number of New Cases Reported -- Weekly aggregate update of new cases. Starting with the report for diagnostics conducted during the week of 6/17/13, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) has taken over collecting the data and compiling the report from all labs conducting PED testing. The number of states reporting at least one confirmed case of PEDv remains at 19. Last updated: 12/04/13 for the week of 11/24/13.
Cumulative Cases Reported -- Cumulative totals of all confirmed cases by Farm Type, Age and State. Last updated: 6/26/2013.
UMN Case Report -- update of new cases submitted to the UMN VDL only. Data current through 6/7/2013.
PED Case Report in a Sow Herd -- Describes the disease progression in a sow herd.
Pork Checkoff PEDv Update -- Weekly update by National Pork Board on PEDv issues.
Update on PED Detection in U.S. -- Members-only update on the latest information concerning the recent detection of PED in the U.S. swine herd.
LABORATORY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
ISU-VDL PED Submission Guidelines -- Guidelines for sample submission to the ISU-VDL for PED testing.
KSU Diagnostic Lab --
Producers are encouraged to work with their veterinarians, who can send samples to KSVDL, 1800 Denison Ave., Manhattan, KS 66506. These samples should be shipped in the same manner as all other diagnostic specimens while being diligent about adequate biosecurity and disinfection, which is imperative to prevent spread of this virus. For questions, contact the laboratory at (866) 512-5650 or email at email@example.com.
SDSU PED Submission Guidelines -- South Dakota State University’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) has developed a PCR test for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) and encourages veterinarians to submit samples from suspect herds.
AASV Quick Facts -- Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea -- One page overview of the disease including a list of references and links to other pertinent publications.
PED White Paper -- This is a comprehensive document on PED virus authored by Drs. Jerome Geiger and Joe Connor. It includes an in-depth description of a method to eliminate the virus from a swine herd.
USDA Technical Notes -- USDA publication discussing PED virus and provides an outline of U.S. swine industry. Includes a significant list of references.
AASV EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEY
Survey Form -- Epidemiologic survey compiled in collaboration with NPB, NPPC, and USDA to determine how PED virus was introduced into the U.S. swine herd.
Peliminary Study Results -- An abbreviated report based on the preliminary findings from USDA's Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health.
Interpretation of Survey Results -- This document explains our interpretation of the PEDv survey results. Due to the small sample size and potential bias, this survey must not be over-interpreted. The results merely offer potential direction for additional investigation and do not implicate any specific sources of viral introduction.
AASV PED Webinar -- View the AASV PED webinar held May 23. Speakers include Drs. Greg Stevenson and Joe Connor and is moderated by Dr. Scanlon Daniels.
Disease timeline -- Drs. Matt Ackerman and Amber Stricker provide some insight into a typical timeline for PED infections in sow herds, nurseries and grow-finish. (Members-only access)
UMN PED Webpage -- Web page on PED developed by the UMN-CVM.
Swine Health Monitoring Project -- This project, undertaken by the University of Minnesota Swine Disease Eradication Center in collaboration with AASV and NPB, is designed to work with a number of individual producers and practitioners to monitor disease expression within the U.S. swine herd. At the present time the project is concentrating on PEDv but the ultimate goal is to broaden the scope to encompass diseases of interest to the swine industry.
Disinfectant 101 -- This document provides a general overview of disinfectant information regarding proper selection, application, mixing, reading a label, and effectiveness against various disease causing organisms. (ISU Center for Food Security and Public Health)
Characteristics of Selected Disinfectants -- This one page handout reviews the various types of disinfectant classes available and lists common trade names, how they work, advantages, disadvantages, and what type of organisms they are effective against. (ISU Center for Food Security and Public Health)
Buying Station Biosecurity Survey -- Dr. Matthew Turner conducted a biosecurity survey of 4 cull buying stations in North Carolina following the first diagnosis of PEDv in the state's swine herd. He provides the survey, responses and some suggestions for buying station biosecurity.
Harvest Plant Contamination Study -- Dr. Jim Lowe conducted a study to assess the risk that collection points like harvest plants play in promoting the initial outbreak of a novel disease organism by estimating the rate of contamination of trailers with PEDV during the unloading process. His preliminary findings are summarized in this report.
Market Swine Biosecurity -- A list of proposed recommendations developed during a meeting of pork processors on August 2, 2013. These recommendations will be utilized by the three biosecurity working groups to develop more definitive recommendations and materials for biosecurity as we move forward.
Sow Packer and Buying Station Biosecurity -- A list of proposed recommendations developed during a meeting of sow packer and buying station representatives held at the National Pork Board on August 13, 2013. These recommendations will be utilized by the three biosecurity working groups to develop more definitive recommendations and materials for biosecurity as we move forward.
Indiana Packers Livestock Transporter Biosecurity Protocol -- Guidelines developed and implement effective Sept. 30, 2013 designed to minimize the likelihood of disease transmission occurring at the company's processing facility.
PADRAP Analysis of Transport Risk -- An evaluation of PADRAP data referencing the risks of disease spread via transport issues.
Entering and Exiting -- This video illustrates a biosecure method to enter and exit a truck and trailer using 3 pairs of disposable boots. (No audio) Thanks to Dr. Joe Connor for providing this video.
Entering Trailer with Washable boots -- This video illustrates a biosecure procedure for entering a trailer using 1 pair of washable boots. Thanks to Dr. Paul Yeske for providing this video.
Exiting Trailer with Washable Boots -- This video illustrates a biosecure procedure for exiting a trailer using 1 pair of washable boots. Thanks to Dr. Paul Yeske for providing this video.
The PEDv Biosecurity Working Group has developed the following three publications addressing biosecurity associated with manure transportation and application.
Commercial Manure Haulers -- This document provides guidelines designed to minimize the risk of spreading PEDv when utilizing commercial manure haulers.
Biosecure Manure Pumping Protocols -- This document provides guidelines for pork producers regarding the risks associated with manure handling.
Landowners Manure Application -- This is an educational outreach to landowners to raise awareness of the risks associated with manure application.
Recommendations for Exhibit Organizers -- This document outlines a series of recommendations targeting event organizers designed to minimize the risk of disease spread during swine exhibitions.
Recommendations for Swine Exhibitors -- This document from the National Pork Board describes things swine exhbitors can do to help lower the risk of spreading diseases to naive animals during and after swine exhibitions.