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We at Shaffer Goldrush would like address the concern of PEDv here at Goldrush and in the swine industry.

We at Shaffer Goldrush, DO NOT have PEDv as of 2/12/14.  We all know how rumors like to fly around the industry and we wanted to let our customers rest assured that we currently do not have nor have had PEDv in the past.

If we would break here at Shaffer Goldrush our customers will be the… first to know.  We will up front and honest with everyone.  We will have a plan of action set into place and pass all of that information on to our customers immediately.  Our relationships with our customers are extremely important to us and we would do nothing to hurt that relationship.  We value each and everyone of you and we want you to succeed in the swine industry.

We are currently testing weekly for PEDv just like we do every week for PRRS.  These results are available to you and your vet upon request at any time.

We are fortunate at Goldrush to have our Boars, Show Pigs, and Sows located at different sites.  The boars on stud are located approximately 2 miles from the Sow and Show Pig locations, including our office.  This is part of our biosecurity plan.  We are hoping that if we do break at one site, we would be able to keep it out of the other location.

This being said, PEDv is a very real in the swine industry.  It is affecting many of our friends in our industry and PEDv does not make exceptions to who it affects next.  Even farms with strict biosecurity protocol are falling victim.  We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we have not broke.  With that, you never know what tomorrow will bring which can be extremely scary.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by PEDv.

If you would like to discuss any of this with us, please give us a call 888.690.2022 and we would be more than happy to talk to you.

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  1. Stephen Green
    Posted February 21, 2014 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Last year we purchased two pigs from you. With the threat of pedv i am worried about shipping the pigs back to wyoming. I can not find any info on weaned pigs and their mortality rate. If they were infected during transportation how sick can they get. Would it be bad enough for them to die? Buying a pig is a big investment for us and cant afford to just go and replace them. This year we are needing 4 pigs for fair.

    • Posted February 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

      Hi Steven,

      Mortality rates in pigs that are weaned and in the nursery/grower are extremely low. From talking to people first hand who have experienced PEDv they say that the pigs get a loose stool and may go feed for a few days. They say that it is more like a flu bug that knocks them down for a few days. Where PEDv is deadly is for nursing pigs in the farrowing house. They can not properly digest the milk, getting them off a milk diet makes a huge difference. It is a very scary threat and one that you need to look into. I would also talk to the shipper and we can do that as well to see what their protocol is. We are more than happy to talk to you more about this subject!


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