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Proof of viral survival in feed and feed substances in transit – Swine abstracts


The speculation that feed substances may function automobiles for the transport and transmission of viral pathogens was first validated beneath laboratory circumstances. To bridge the hole from the laboratory to the sphere, this present undertaking examined whether or not three important viruses of swine may survive in feed substances throughout long-distance business transport throughout the continental US. One-metric tonne totes of soybean meal (natural and standard) and full feed had been spiked with a ten ml combination of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) 174, porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV), and Seneca virus A (SVA) and transported for 23 days in a business semi-trailer truck, crossing 29 states, and 10,183 km. Samples had been examined for the presence of viral RNA by PCR, and for viable virus in soy-based samples by swine bioassay and in full feed samples by pure feeding.


Viable PRRSV, PEDV, and SVA had been detected in each soy merchandise and viable PEDV and SVA in full feed.


These outcomes present the primary proof that viral pathogens of pigs can survive in consultant volumes of feed and feed substances throughout long-distance business transport throughout the continental United States.

Dee S, Shah A, Jones C, et al. Proof of viral survival in consultant volumes of feed and feed substances throughout long-distance business transport throughout the continental United States. Transboundary and Rising Ailments. 2022; 69: 149-156. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.14057

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