New restrictions on county fair swine

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The spread of virus that has killed millions of pigs across the country has caused Wisconsin officials to impose new restrictions on showing swine at county fairs this year.

The state veterinarian has banned the spring weigh-in for pigs that will be shown at summer fairs. Counties are also advised to that all the pigs going to the fair be sent to slaughter afterward, instead of going back to the farm.

The PEDv virus has been found in 23 states. As many as 4 million pigs have died since the virus first surfaced in April 2013.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the state veterinarian has warned that fairs and exhibitions that don't restrict swine to `terminal' events, or slaughter, could face sanctions if the virus is suspected at the show.


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 245355921 - weau.com/a?a=245355921
Gray Television, Inc.