Skip to comments.A Deadly Pig Virus Wiped Out 10% Of The US Hog Population — And Now It's Back
Posted on 05/28/2014 4:45:44 AM PDT by blam
Tom Polansek, Reuters
May 28, 2014, 7:22 AM
An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians expected.
The farm, through its veterinarian, publicly acknowledged on Tuesday a repeat incident of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed up to 7 million pigs and pushed pork prices to record highs since it was first identified in the United States a year ago.
Matt Ackerman, whose veterinary practice is in southeastern Indiana, told Reuters the farm's operators did not want to be identified but authorized him to speak on their behalf.
The state and federal effort to stamp out PEDv has operated on an assumption that a pig, once infected, develops immunity and will not be afflicted by the disease again for at least several years. Likewise, farms that had endured the disease were not known to suffer secondary outbreaks.
But a year after the virus was identified, repeat outbreaks have occurred at farms but not been publicly confirmed before now. These so-called secondary outbreaks are a challenge to efforts to stem the disease, which is almost always fatal to baby piglets.
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And this yesterday:
Is this another round of manufactured supply and demand?
More to do with the devaluation of the dollar and the planned destruction of the middle class (aka the hated BOURGEOISIE to Marxists like Obama).
Absolutely, bacon has shot through the roof! No more $2.99 or 2/$7 specials. It’s now $5+ to $7+ in my area.
According to my sources, no vaccine in sight either.
Exactly what I was thinking. I read somewhere that conspiracies were considered to happen often by the founders and only until recently was the concept ridiculed into the tin foil hat area by the MSM really about the 50’s and early 60’s, think about 2 important things that occurred at that time. Fungus in coffee plants, I heard that one recently, we already know about the Central Valley of Loonacali suffering a Fed made drought, Feds using the EPA wetland rules and dust rules to make life hard on farmers especially small farmers, rules in cities and counties making it often impossible to raise a small family garden, rules against collecting rain water to water small family gardens, anybody else see a pattern?
Who has the ability to come up with a virus that repeatedly attacks the same type animal, and the animal seems to not be able to build immunity to it?
The push to either get rid of small ranchers, think Bundy, or scare the hell out of the rest of western beef ranchers, who has the power to do that?
Reference the article written about the Sierra Club founders, the last of whom left the organization after he said the communists had taken it over?
The movement of Muslims into national security positions that often do operations with no oversight?
The influx of large amounts of money into local county governments by the Feds in recent years especially to build a courthouse, if your county has used Fed funds to build one recently, look at it closely from the outside and then the inside and tell what you see.
The installation of cameras all over small and large towns using Federal money, the use of bio metric cameras when you get your drivers license, what does that tell you?
Military vehicles being given to cities and local governments by the Feds, ring a bell?
The hollowing out of our military using the VA and rules about of all things tattoos, while enlisting people so crazy that they could not get a job cleaning toilets in the real world, who does that?
Conspiracies do not exist, they are just figments of an overheated imagination, aren’t they?
Maybe this is what’s wrong with hitlary and not a brain tumor.
‘Muslims poisoning pigs?’
Probably a football manufacturer using synthetic materials trying to kill off the competition by killing off the pigskin industry.
You know evil businesses just doing what they do to make a bunch of money. Those greedy 1%ers at work again.
Lok at the feed they are given. I saw a Mike Rowe - Dirty Jobs show about hogs and they bring in any food from restaurants and it was disgusting what was feed to them.
I planted my small garden as usual and noticed that it seemed to be harder to find heirloom plants. May just be my area though.
The GM plants scare me and I am usually fearless cause I am not too smart but just smart enough to read all these stories of too many people in the world today and connect the dots.
I have noticed people my age and quite a few much younger dropping dead or slowly dying of cancer. I suspect something evil is afoot. Course, aside from being not to smart I am also a little crazy.
Heirloom seeds and heirloom plants breed true. Many families in my area save their seeds that their forefathers brought over from Europe and often gift friends with them. Not uncommon in my area for this to happen. Course they distrust the government and their lapdog business partners just like I do.
‘More to do with the devaluation of the dollar and the planned destruction of the middle class (aka the hated BOURGEOISIE to Marxists like Obama).’
The commies cannot get a foothold in any country with a strong middle class. They know this and thus must wipe us out. That is what we are seeing. You are right and if the LIV had a tiny smidgen of economic knowledge they would become conservatives overnight.
Somewhere in my freezer, I believe I have some seeds that were my grandmothers'...I'm 70 so they are pretty old. I don't know if they'll germinate after all these years.
Try a batch and I’ll bet you will get at least some hardy survivors. Save those seeds and pass them on to your kids and friends. They may well soon be worth more than gold.
Read an article recently about an archeological dig that dug up a boat and found some wheat seeds I believe, they were thought to be 2000 years old. They planted some and were surprised to see them sprout. This was a couple of years ago and I trust the source.
If capitalism was allow to run it's course we have more than enough to feed and house the current population and many many more people.
The problem I see with the pigs is that they are not allowed to run on dirt and get the beneficial bacteria they need. These big farms just pack them in on concrete in very small pens and the bad bacteria builds up till the problems start. Does not matter how well you clean it bacteria will breed faster than the pigs can combat it. Spread them out some and let mother nature fight the disease.
My heirloom tomato BLTs are going to be expensive this year, but well worth the cost.
Maybe this is what’s wrong with hitlary and not a brain tumor.
I can’t wait to see what kind of heirlooms I get in my new CSA share.
Obviously, you have no experience with farming and raising animals for food. You would be wise to not dig any deeper into what animals eat, and that ultimately end up on your table.
I knew a guy who had an arrangement with the public school cafeterias in our area...he picked up all the used food (slop) every day for his pigs.
(That was 60 years ago, ahem)
‘Don’t buy the crap that there are too many people in the world. If you take the population of the world and stuck them in Texas they would all have about a thousand square feet. That is just Texas. Google it and you will see.’
I don’t buy it. When ever I see a newspaper article come out and others quickly parrot the same line I figure the government is calling the shots on it. Folks that don’t know any better will fall for it and all kinds of nasty things can follow. For instance the idea that treatment should be withheld for old people, well they have lived a long time and we really can’t afford to keep paying for them and the world is crowded, so think the LIV and they never question the reports they read, they never question anything in life.
Probably right about the pigs would be near impossible to clean any concrete area and get all the bacteria.
Whenever I see reports of overcrowding I know the government is behind it. Whenever I see reports that meat is bad for you, I know the government is behind it. When I see ads for old folks to get their flu shots, and shortly thereafter there is an outbreak of flu, I know the government is culling the herd. Whenever I hear how the Fed is buying treasury issued debt, I know the government is up to no good and wonder what they are giving up for collateral, what state what national park, just what.
Whenever some leftwing crazy goes on a shooting spree, I figure the government is probably pushing his buttons and when gun grabbers raise the cry, Moms Against Violence or whoever, I know the government is behind it.
In short whatever is anti American and bad for our country, I know this government is behind it.
That was done for years and may still be, at least in the 80’s, in Las Vegas, for food scraps from the casinos, to hog operations nearby.
But my point is, the slop of which you speak is gravy compared to what can and does get consumed by farm animals just milling around. I’ll leave it at that. Spoken from an ex-farm “hand”.
I read that much of the Tilapia Fish imported to the US from Asia are grown in ponds fed by pig feces and run-off from pig farming.
You shouldn't eat it because it contains Omega-6 which is unhealthy for you.
Read this about the food that is given hogs.
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I have heard similar stories. We should not eat anything from Asian countries. Period. They have no interest in our health, which could be said for the USDA as well.