Vets are invited to attend a series of biosecurity seminars in which American pig producer Harold Lee will highlight the devastation caused by PEDv.

A taster of the effect it had on his farm in Iowa can be seen by clicking this link to part of his filmed presentation

The seminars are being run by BPEX, the organisation for pig levy payers in England and a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

It says maintaining good biosecurity throughout the supply chain is the first line of defence against exotic and emerging diseases such as ASF and PEDv.

Other speakers include vet David Chennells, BPEX veterinary advisor Derek Armstrong and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.

The seminars are being held on:

  • September 16 at Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN;
  • September 17 at Diss Rugby Club, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RG; and
  • September 23 at Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York YO60 7RB.

The seminars have Rural Development Programme for England funding, which means those attending will pay 30 per cent of the cost – £47 plus VAT, including lunch.

To book, telephone Sue Wickham on 02476 478793 or go to

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