Wisconsin takes steps to slow spread of pig virus

CREATED Feb. 13, 2014

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LA CROSSE -- Wisconsin's state veterinarian has banned spring weigh-ins for pigs competing at fairs this year and is recommending all pigs shown at fairs be sent immediately to slaughter to prevent the spread of a deadly animal virus.
 
The steps are aimed at preventing the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which has killed as many as 4 million pigs since it showed up in the United States last April.
 
La Crosse Tribune reports Wisconsin has seen six cases so far.