Deadly piglet virus hits Midwest farms

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Current State logoDeadly piglet virus hits farms statewide, nationally by Great Lakes Echo

Pig farmers in Michigan and around the nation are losing piglets to a virus that is easily spread and almost always lethal to very young animals. So far, it’s killed over six million piglets.

Dr. Madonna Benjamin is an assistant professor at MSU and the Extension Swine Veterinarian. She spoke withCurrent State’s Melissa Benmark about the disease and its impact.

Dr. Benjamin says the virus attacks the lining of the small intestine and adversely affects the absorption of food or sow’s milk.

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