As mandated in the federal order, veterinarians and producers must report suspect, presumptive-positive and test-positive herds. Please use the case definitions below to determine reportability of cases:
Suspect herd: A swine herd in which one or more age groups are affected with acute, contagious, watery diarrhea.
Presumptive positive herd: A swine herd with one or more positive pigs, tested by PCR, VI, and/or viral genetic sequencing, with either nonspecific, unknown or no clinical signs or history consistent with SECD.
Confirmed positive herd: A swine herd with one or more confirmed positive cases, that include pigs that:
- Tested positive for PEDV, PDCoV, or other emerging swine enteric coronavirus by PCR, VI and/or viral genetic sequencing; and
- Have a history of clinical signs consistent with SECD.
Your swine farm’s national premises identification number (PIN) must be listed on the laboratory’s submission form. This allows diagnostic laboratories to report test results and also eliminates the need to list your name and address on the submission form. If you are interested in obtaining barcode stickers for ease of sample identification, please contact the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at (800) 605-8787.
Negative Premises/Herd Declaration
To determine whether a premises/herd is free of SECD, producers and veterinarians can follow these instructions and testing protocols. Please remember to include the premises identification number (PIN) on all laboratory submissions.
Please note that there are different criteria for all in/all out and continuous flow.
To have the premises or herd declared negative, this form needs to be completed.
Once completed, please email the form, with “SECD” in the subject line, to: VSMN@aphis.usda.gov.