Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea or PED
From: Rod Hall
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:38 PM
We received notification this afternoon that samples collected from show pigs with diarrhea were positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea or PED. As most of you know, this is a very contagious viral disease of swine only. It does not affect any other species and consumption of pork is safe.
In order to stop this disease before we get to Oklahoma Youth Expo we are putting movement restrictions in place for swine only. Swine for exhibition purposes must have a CVI within 72 hours (3 days) of arriving at the show. The veterinarian completing the CVI must put a statement on it that says “The farm of origin of swine has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of PEDv in the last 10 days”.
This order will begin Monday, February 15 and be in place until March 20.
Please spread this message to everyone involved in swine exhibitions. Ask them to not commingle swine that have been or are sick with other swine. Ask them to be careful when bringing swine that have been exhibited home as this virus is almost 100% deadly to baby pigs. If they have questions about biosecurity and prevention please recommend they contact their regular veterinarian.
Thanks for helping to protect our show swine and the industry.
Rod Hall, DVM | State Veterinarian
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
2800 N. Lincoln Blvd. OKC, OK 73105
405.522.0270 | c. 580.257.0254