AASV Working to Determine Origin of PEDV in U.S.

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians is conducting an epidemiologic survey of PED-positive herds in an effort to determine how porcine epidemic diarrhea virus - PEDV - may have been introduced into the U.S. swine herd. The survey was compiled in collaboration with National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and USDA. AASV is asking those veterinarians who have worked with a U.S. swine herd that has been confirmed PED-positive to contact the AASV office with their name and contact information as soon as possible if they are willing to complete a survey. AASV notes the timely completion of the survey is critical. Any personal identifiers will be removed and the epidemiologic data forwarded on to USDA's Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health for analysis. The information will be treated confidentially - with only aggregate results reported. To assist in the efforts to determine the origin of PEDV in the U.S. - email the AASV office at aasv@aasv.org with your email address and phone number.

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