To assist producers and their veterinarians in the management, control and potential elimination of the virus, the National Pork Board funded key research projects to better understand PEDV. In order to provide timely information to producers from those projects, the objectives and initial updates will be periodically reported.
NOTE: The updates from the proposals represent interim information only and are not intended to be final reports. The final and formal reports will be provided at the end of the terms of the projects and then posted online at pork.org. The information in these updates is intended to inform stakeholders of progress, but are not intended to be the final outcome or recommendation.
For further information, please contact Dr. Lisa Becton, Checkoff’s Director of Swine Health Information and Research, at [email protected].
NPB# 13-248 Iowa State University
The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of using Stalosan F disinfectant to inactivate PEDv and PRRSv in swine feces on metal surfaces similar to what is found in livestock trailers after fecal and other organic matter has been removed by scraping and sweeping, but not washed.
NPB# 13-215 University of Minnesota
Determine the environmental stability of PED (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus):
NPB# 13-216 University of Minnesota
NPB# 13-22 The Ohio State University
NPB# 13-226 Iowa State University
NPB# 13-227 Iowa State University
The objective of this study is to investigate the combinations of time and temperature sufficient to kill porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in swine feces on the metal surface of a model trailer used to haul live pigs. The results of this study will inform producers and veterinarians about the adequacy of current sanitation procedures for live haul trailers and enable them to make better decisions about investments in truck sanitation.
NPB# 13-228 Kansas State University
Study of the basic pathogenesis and characterization of the virus: Tissue localization, shedding, virus carriage, antibody response, and aerosol transmission of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) following inoculation of feeder pigs will be investigated. In an attempt to expand diagnostic testing capabilities, multiple aliquots of all will be samples collected and shared with requesting laboratories
NPB# 13-238 University of Minnesota
NPB# 13-239 University of Minnesota
NPB# 13-264 Iowa State University