PEDV Has Been Found, Now What? Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) information flowing from the World Pork Expo continues to evolve. The National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the USDA are working to help collect data, understand the risks, educate all parties, and put in place actions to contain and eliminate PEDV. [Photo CDC]
The discussion on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is already showing progress as witnessed by this panel hastily gathered for World Pork Expo. NPPC President-Elect Dr. Howard Hill emceed the discussion before the nearly full room of interested producers and health care providers.
A lot of information flowing from Des Moines during World Pork Expo. We'll be sharing conversations related to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) as the story unfolds during the next few days. National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks briefed the press corps on the current status.
Closing remarks on the 2013 NIAA Foot and Mouth Disease sessions. - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board, Dr. Sebastian Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development - FEMA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.
Animal Disease Outbreaks and Checkoff Groups
Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board; and Dr. Sebastian E. Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development - FEMA, provide perspective on the need to continuously be alert for issues and develop people to be ready in an animal disease emergency response situation. One of their critical roles is to meet with producers to learn of their needs and issues plus provide educational directions with respect to animal disease preparedness.