Until further notice swine coming to Alabama must have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and a statement by the accreditated veterinarian stating "these animals do not originate from a premises quarantined for PEDv in the last 12 months and are not showing any signs of any contagious disease such as PEDv." The CVI needs to include a premises number if known and adult breeding animals must have official ID.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)
- PED virus (PEDv) is a TGE-like virus causing diarrhea in a large proportion of all ages of swine when epidemic. If endemic, then diarrhea is observed with lower morbidity in predominantly suckling and recently weaned pigs.
- PED has been endemic in Europe and Asia but has not been present the US until the spring of 2013
- PED has been recently identified in many herds in multiple states in the US
- PEDv only affects pigs; there are no other known carriers, including humans
- Although PEDv is a coronavirus that is related to TGE virus, tests for TGE virus will not detect PEDv
The National Pork Board has put together a great resource with fact sheets about this disease including recommendations for biosecurity and management. This information can be reviewed and downloaded at the website: http://www.pork.org/filelibrary/PEDfsBook3.pdf .
If you are organizing a pig show or participating in a show, please review this carefully especially pages 25-29. If you have any questions about PED please call the State Veterinarian at 334-240-7255.