PEDV Surveillance Underway

Since July 1, 2014, Arizona Department of Agriculture has been trying to reach all Arizona pig producers to determine what our state’s pig population is and provide information on PEDV biosecurity measures necessary to prevent the spread of this disease.

Although this is still an ongoing process, we are also conducting surveillance studies at many of the points of congregation in an effort to see if the disease is actually present and spreading unnoticeably. Multiple samples have been taken from the highest pig traffic areas as well as the transport vehicles delivering the pigs to the fairgrounds.

To date, the results have been negative for PEDV and we hope this will remain true as we continue with surveillance studies throughout the year.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this study please feel free to contact me at lfleming@azda.gov or 602-542-0799.