The AVMA is alarmed by the devastating effects that Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus have had on the health of millions of pigs and the economic impact the diseases have had on the swine industry. We understand that in order to better control and limit the spread of these diseases, the USDA will require reporting of them as well as require tracking movements of pigs, vehicles and other equipment leaving affected premises.
While we realize mandatory reporting will impact industry in the short term, we believe this action by the USDA will be beneficial in the long run to both the animals and the industry. Such reporting will help veterinarians, animal health authorities and the industry in identifying and containing disease sources more quickly and thereby enhancing disease control.
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