Federal swine illness order rescinded

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has rescinded the Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases federal order and will no longer require producers, veterinarians or laboratories to report cases to federal animal health officials.

SECD is now well understood by the veterinary community and producers, and tools exist to effectively respond to it, according to a USDA news release.

The order was first issued in 2014 to help address the newly-identified viruses, which were causing hardships for the swine industry.

Although SECD is now considered widespread, there’s a better understanding of how to manage it, the USDA said.

The removal of the federal order aligns with feedback the swine industry provided to USDA and supports U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s focus on ensuring USDA programs are delivered efficiently, effectively and with integrity and a focus on customer service, the USDA said.