Positive Test in VT: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been identified in our region of Vermont in a well-managed herd. This is the first positive case in the state. It is very contagious and is usually fatal for pre-weaning piglets. This is a MAJOR concern; PREVENTING TRANSMISSION between farms is extremely important. If pigs in your care develop diarrhea, testing is extremely important. Also, call and/or review information on pork.org for biosecurity information.

More information on the disease can be found at http://www.pork.org/Research/4316/PEDVResources.aspx#.UzXB361dWUE

CALVS is owned and operated by Dr. Dianne Johnson. Dr. Johnson graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in May 2012. Dianne is thankful to be back in Vermont (the other “VT”), where she is close to her family and many friends.

Prior to establishing CALVS, Dr. Johnson did a 6-month internship at Cross-Border Equine in Springfield, VT. Dr. Johnson enjoys working with cattle, small ruminants, camelids, and horses, and will also work with swine and poultry on an as-needed basis. Dianne is especially interested in sustainable farming, pasture management, and preventative care.

In her spare time, Dianne enjoys reading, walking and hiking with her dog, and crafts.

Prior to studying veterinary medicine, Dianne studied psychology and worked as an outdoor education instructor. She enjoys teaching youth and adults husbandry and veterinary medical skills.

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