This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.
Today, Dr. Allison and collaborators from Iowa State University and Central Life Science are sharing results regarding the detection of PEDV in manure pits for extended periods after disease outbreaks.
- Determining the origin of a PEDV re-infection at a farm is often difficult or inconclusive.
- Manure pits have been shown to harbor virus after a farm has transitioned to a negative status.
- PEDV DNA was found in farm manure pits between 46 and 1,949 days post disease outbreak.