Research finds 2 more viruses spread in animal feed

Research finds 2 more viruses spread in animal feed

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Classical swine fever virus and pseudorabies virus capable of surviving in multiple feed ingredients

A January paper from Kansas State University shows that classical swine fever and pseudorabies virus are capable of surviving trans-oceanic shipping in multiple feed ingredients. Like African swine fever, these two viruses appear to last longer in certain feed ingredients than in the laboratory media used to grow the viruses for experiments, suggesting that these ingredients could be worthy targets of strategies to mitigate the spread of disease.