Deadly U.S. pig virus can be carried in animal feed: study

August 14, 2014 11:36 PM

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - A research study has shown for the first time that livestock feed can carry a virus that has killed about 13 percent of the U.S. hog herd, the study's lead author said, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks.

The findings, published this month in the peer-reviewed BMC Veterinary Research journal, bring increased scrutiny on the feed industry in the fight against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv.

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