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 a large number of SECD cases that were causing significant hardship for the U.S. swine industry, APHIS issued a Federal Order in June 2014 making SECD a reportable disease. At the same time, USDA made funds available to cover specific costs associated with the disease. On January 4, 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a revised Federal Order to more effectively use remaining emergency funding. SECD remains a reportable disease, which means that producers, veterinarians, and diagnostic laboratories are required to report all cases of SECD to USDA or State animal health officials. The reporting criteria are unchanged in the revised Federal Order.
The revised Federal Order eliminates the herd plan requirement, as well as reimbursement to veterinarians for completing those plans. It also eliminates reimbursement for biosecurity actions, like truck washing.
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:
SECD Resource Documents
SECD Response Information
Influenza A Virus in Swine (IAV-S)
FY2016 : 1st Quarter
2015 IAV-S Surveillance Program Assessments
Internal and external program reviews were initiated in FY 2015 for APHIS’ surveillance program for influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) to assess the program and help inform future VS budget formulation efforts. The original funding for this program was received from DHHS as part of a fiscal year (FY) 2009 supplemental appropriation in response to the H1N1 pandemic. This funding source is projected to last through FY 2016. Funding beyond FY2016 is uncertain.
The assessment undertaken by APHIS’ Office for Policy and Program Development (PPD) was meant to evaluate what results had been achieved by the IAV-S surveillance program and to determine changes that would be needed as the current program is transitioned into part of a larger comprehensive surveillance program for swine. It incorporates the opinions of key stakeholders and program officials to highlight issues that may be relevant to future program management or budget formulation activities. The external review, performed under contract with an independent scientific professional, examined the technical and scientific merit of the program and made recommendations for future program efficiencies.
Classical Swine Fever
Other Swine Surveillance Resources