Industry Meeting on Friday 17th April regarding PEDv

Pig breeders and keepers are invited to an industry meeting run by HCC on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) on Friday 17th April at the Welsh Government Pavilion, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells at 12 noon.

As you may be aware PEDv has hit the pig industry in North America over the past year and is a serious disease epidemic which causes severe diarrhoea in all ages of pigs. The new strain of PEDv is highly infectious and moves very easily between pig units not only by infected animals but anything which may be contaminated by the virus. As a result, PEDv presents a huge financial burden to affected pig herds.

It is important that the Welsh pork industry understands about PEDv and is well prepared in anticipation of the disease coming to Britain. The meeting will address what PEDv is and where it is, how to control a PEDv outbreak and the approaches taken to prevent the spread of PEDv in Wales . The organisers will also take the opportunity to update you on the initiatives currently being undertaken by HCC to promote and develop Porc from Wales as a brand.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing cmorris@hccmpw.org.uk or phoning the HCC office on 01970 625 050

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