Experimental inoculation of neonatal piglets with feed naturally contaminated with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
Angela E. Pillatzki, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP; Phillip C. Gauger, DVM, PhD; Darin M. Madson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP; Eric R. Burrough, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP; Jianqiang Zhang, MD, MS, PhD; Q. Chen, DVM, MS; Drew R. Magstadt, DVM; Paulo H.E. Arruda, DVM, MS, PhD; Greg W. Stevenson, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVP; Kyoungjin J. Yoon, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM
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Piglets did not develop diarrhea when fed porcine epidemic diarrhea virus polymerase chain reaction-positive feed that had been retained by manufacturers in early 2013. The virus was detected in feces of positive-control piglets, which exhibited clinical signs and histologic evidence of infection.
Keywords: porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, neonatal pigs, feed transmission, PEDV
Cite as: Pillatzki AE, Gauger PC, Madson DM, et al. Experimental inoculation of neonatal piglets with feed naturally contaminated with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. J Swine Health Prod 2015;23(6):317-320.
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