Since its appearance in the United States in April 2013, PEDv has spread within the swine industry. In early 2014, an additional related virus, porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV), appeared in this country. Infections with these novel SECD can cause significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in young piglets.
Federal Order and Reporting Information
In response to the significant impact novel SECD, including PEDv and PDCoV, are having on the U.S. pork industry, USDA issued a Federal Order on June 5, 2014. There are two basic requirements of the Federal Order:
USDA and the States are collaborating with herd veterinarians and producers to manage the diseases in a manner that supports business continuity for commercial pork producers and maintains a plentiful supply of pork for consumers.
Learn what to do if you have an SECD affected herd:
Herd Management Plans
If you have an SECD-positive herd, you will need to complete a herd/premises management plan. To learn more about SECD herd management plans, read the SECD Herd/Management Plan Requirements.
SECD Response Information
June 5, 2014 USDA Announces Funding, Issues Federal Order to Combat PEDv
April 18, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers