Producers, Veterinarians Invited to Discuss the PED Virus and Other New Coronaviruses Affecting Swine

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Producers and veterinarians can learn from animal health experts the latest developments regarding viruses that are killing piglets and disrupting the swine industry during seven meetings held across Pennsylvania.

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Swine Group and veterinarians with the Pennsylvania Department of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services will lead the meetings that discuss Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) and other new coronaviruses.

“As producers, veterinarians, animal health experts and regulators for agriculture safety, we need to work together to keep the swine population safe and healthy,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “These meetings will give us the opportunity to hear your perspective on the issues.”

Meetings, unless otherwise noted, begin at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Monday, Oct. 13, 6:45 p.m. at Hoss’s in Gettysburg, Adams Co.
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, at the department’s Region III Office in South Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Hoss’s in Bedford, Bedford Co.
  • Monday, Nov. 10, at the department’s Region VII Office in Collegeville, Montgomery Co.
  • Thursday, Nov. 13, at the department’s Region II Office in Montoursville, Lycoming Co.
  • Monday, Nov. 17, at the department’s Region IV Office in Gibsonia, Allegheny Co.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Mercer County Penn State Extension Office in Mercer, Mercer Co.

For more information and to RSVP, email cherylo@vet.upenn.edu.

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