Porcine epidemic diarrhea
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a serious viral disease in pigs. The main route of transmission is by manure and transport. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research conducts research on this disease.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea was first reported in the United Kingdom in 1971 and circulated in many European countries in the early 80s. It is a coronavirus to which only pigs are susceptible.
PED-virus causes a high mortality rate among pigs. The virus is transmitted faecal-orally and may be transmitted by aerosols. Pigs shed virus for 7 -9 days and the virus can be stable in faeces for quite some time.
Wageningen Bioveterinary Research has tests that demonstrate an infection with porcine epidemic diarrhea.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea infection
Clinical signs porcine epidemic diarrhea
Spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea
Diagnostics porcine epidemic diarrhea
Vaccine porcine epidemic diarrhea
There is no vaccine against this viral disease available in Europe. Animals can only be treated by symptom control.
Prevention and control of porcine epidemic diarrhea
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