Zoetis granted conditional license by USDA for PEDv vaccine

September 3, 2014 2:13 PM

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CHICAGO, Sept 3(Reuters) - Zoetis Inc, the world's largest animal-health company, has received a conditional license from the U.S. Agriculture Department for its vaccine against a deadly piglet virus and will begin selling it this month in the United States, the company said on Wednesday.

Zoetis, which was spun off from drugmaker Pfizer Inc last year, joins a growing push by both the agriculture and pharmaceutical industries to combat the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed about 13 percent of the U.S. hog herd over the past year.

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