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Little piggies, stay home

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If people want to see piglets this year, they'll just have to settle for Winnie-the-Pooh. An untreatable virus introduced into this country a year ago is spreading through the porcine population at a staggering rate, killing 5 million piglets nationwide and affecting the growth of older pigs. (It doesn’t affect humans.) The disease, abbreviated PEDV, has not only affected farming, but also driven up the price of pork at the grocery store. PEDV is spread ...


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