PED Vaccine may put an end to virus outbreak

A new vaccine may put an end to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus.

That vaccine was created by Harrisvaccines. They also worked to create a vaccine to help put an end to the H1N1 virus. The vaccine is already being used in some veterinary clinics to put an end to the PED outbreak. 1.5 million doses of the vaccine have been sold since August.

PED infects piglets' small intestines, which has been resulting in the loss of swine herds nationwide. The vaccine that has been created will be given to the mothers.

"The goal of our vaccine is to vaccinate the mothers, so the sows, and then they pass along the antibodies through their milk to the piglets and try to increase the survivability of those animals," said Joel Harris, of Harrisvaccines.