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USDA Provides More Information Regarding PEDV Reporting



(NAFB)--USDA recently issued a fact sheet to address frequently asked questions about its new reporting rule for PEDv and porcine deltacoronavirus - PDCoV - which went into effect June 5th. The new rule requires producers, veterinarians and diagnostic laboratories to report all cases of new PEDv and PDCoV to USDA or state animal health officials. Operations reporting either of these viruses must work with a veterinarian to develop and implement a management plan to address the virus and prevent spreading the virus. Electronic reporting from diagnostic laboratories of these viruses will be fully implemented this week. Reports must contain a premises ID number, sample collection date, type of unit sampled, test methods used and diagnostic test results. USDA will use all applicable authorities to protect confidentiality of collected information and seek to protect producer information from Freedom of Information Act requests to the fullest extent of the law. If producers, veterinarians or laboratories don’t comply with the reporting requirements - regulatory action may be taken - including official warnings, sanctions, penalties, fines or specific requirements to move pigs off affected farms. For more information - visit APHIS dot USDA dot gov (www.aphis.usda.gov).


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