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Farmers Take Precautionary Measures Against Pig Virus

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Threat of a deadly virus is causing pig farmers throughout the state to take additional measures to prevent the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED.)

PED virus causes diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite. In some cases it has even caused death in pigs 21 days and younger.

"All it is a virus. It affects the swine industry. It does not affect the products that consumers consume on a daily basis," says North Dakota County Extension agent Brian Zimprich.

While farmers and others pig handlers are taking extra bio-security measures to prevent the virus, veterinarians are working to find a cure.

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