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PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA - UKRAINE.

According to Ukrainian swine industry groups, several porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) cases were registered in different regions of Ukraine since spring of 2014. During the outbreak period, average losses can be calculated at approximately 78 piglets per each hundred sows with average production halt at 4 weeks. Swine farmers in Ukraine are on alert, and as a result, have reportedly increased biosecurity practices as a preventive measure. Special attention has been paid to disinfecting trucks and tightening critical inspection points such as entry ways/exitsSwine farmers in Ukraine are on alert, and as a result, have
reportedly increased biosecurity practices as a preventive measure. Special attention has been paid to disinfecting trucks and tightening critical inspection points such as entry ways/exits. PED virus outbreak in several sow farms in Ukraine could lead to the deaths of 30 to 35 million pigs in Europe, and have a major impact on global pig production numbers.