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While the other white meat pork my costs a lot more green at the grocery store.
A deadly and devastating virus is hitting hog farms across the country.
In such -- rapid speed it's raising alarms that this could -- devastating impact on pork prices with more on this doctor -- -- can't -- the American college of veterinary internal medicine.
-- -- thanks for coming on the show so tell us about this virus it's killing pace and killing them quickly why.
-- it's a very scary situation it's called -- signed epidemic diarrhea virus.
Also known as PED.
And it -- -- -- it was originally found only in Europe and in Asia and now we're finding that it's.
Become prevalent in the United States had never been in the United States before now we found -- -- over fourteen states how to they get here.
I -- you know that's a really good question and nobody is really -- about that we do know that it's transmitted through feces and possibly has been transmitted through contaminated food.
But it's a virus that can live off the animal -- over eleven days so it could have been transmitted by a number of mechanisms whether it's a -- that was not.
Overtly sick yet or whether it was by -- books even.
-- this made me think immediately of mad cow disease but this is far different from that -- can this affect humans at all.
No thank thankfully although it's a very deadly virus didn't -- especially young pigs it is not a threat at -- to people with just such a relief.
It can take a whole litter like that right of pigs.
Yet it's a very very scary virus that can be transmitted very quickly and if an animals exposed to within 36 hours they'll become ill.
And the mothers are the adult things are not -- typically is affected but they will get flu like symptoms like vomiting and sometimes diarrhea but young pigs and piglets that are nursing.
Under eighteen or 21 days of age 90% of those are gonna die.
I mean seven.
Under seven days all of them -- likely die.
That's very briefly okay yeah well you know -- -- not at an economist but I'm wondering what's gonna happen import prices because they've already been cut about raging higher here.
I notice it at the grocery store my bacon is more expensive.
What should we expect this summer it's -- It's true I think that you're right because of this threat of of what's going on with they got food prices up Parker definitely going to go up there's going to be a lot more bio security a lot more expense being.
Made -- on the farms and in general to keep this virus from spreading whether it's increasing.
By -- security by.
Making sure disinfecting better -- by making sure we're not bringing that invite.
Checking every single truck and even everybody's booties and everything that travels throughout -- so those I think that -- good contribute to the rising prices as well as mortality.
Lots of piglets are gonna die which is gonna decrease the large number of things that we'll see later in the year.
Doctor -- -- thanks for coming on and eliminating us on this topic appreciate your time.
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