Continues to affect poultry flocks; mutations occur easily


Spread across the major swine producing states in 2013, causing outbreaks of diarrhea in sows and the death of many baby pigs

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The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has identified Senecavirus A by real time PCR from snouts, hooves, lymph nodes, and serum from affected sows


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Updates from the 2017 MVMA Conference

Antimicrobial Resistance:

From USDA—doing surveillance, research, and education on AMR as a potential, serious threat:

These activities help determine patterns of antibiotic use in food producing animals; monitor antibiotic drug susceptibilities in food animals, meat and poultry; and develop mitigations to reduce AMR associated with food producing animals and their production environments.