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First PEDV vaccine licensed by USDA
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 9:26 PM

By Mark Holtsberry

Education specialist Paulding SWCD

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service has issued a conditional license to Harrisvaccines, Inc. of Ames for a vaccine that may aid in the control of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in swine.

This is the first licensed vaccine for PEDV. It will be used to vaccinate sows with the intent that they build antibody, and transmit that antibody through their milk to newborn piglets. It is intended to protect the piglets against PEDV.