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  • Delaware hog owners required to report deadly swine viruses

  • Delaware hog owners, veterinarians and laboratories are now required to reported suspected cases of two rapidly spreading swine diseases to the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
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  • Delaware hog owners, veterinarians and laboratories are now required to reported suspected cases of two rapidly spreading swine diseases to the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
    Under a new federal order, suspected cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and porcine deltacoronavirus must be officially reported. Clinical signs of PEDv include severe diarrhea and vomiting. Last year, PEDv killed seven million piglets in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    Delaware has had no cases of either disease reported yet.
    For more information, visit dda.delaware.gov.
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