AMES, Iowa – Cargill's Animal Nutrition and Pork Businesses have donated $150,000 to the National Pork Board for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) research.

NPB's research priorities include:

• investigating the effectiveness and cost of treatments that could be used to mitigate the survival of PEDV and other viruses in feeds;
• conducting contamination risk assessments at all steps within the feed processing and delivery chain;
• developing a substitute for current swine bioassay procedures and
• investigating the risk of feed systems and other pathways for pathogen entry into the US.

"Cargill is committed to supporting research priorities related to PEDV," said Douglas Cook, director of innovation at Cargill's Provimi North America business in Brookville, Ohio. "Cargill's Animal Nutrition and Pork businesses are pleased to provide the National Pork Board with funding to be used for PEDV feed-related research priorities to advance knowledge on this critical topic for everyone in the pork industry."