USDA Ends Reporting Requirement for SECD

Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases remain prevalent, but USDA believes the industry can address them without federal reporting requirements. ( USDA )

Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases (SECD) include porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV).

Citing improved understanding of the disease and control measures, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) this week rescinded federal reporting requirements for Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases (SECD).

The SECD grouping includes porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV). PEDv first emerged in U.S. swine herds in April 2013, with PDCoV following in 2014. In response, APHIS issued a Federal Order in June 2014 making SECD a reportable disease.

In January 2016, the agency revised the Federal Order regarding SECD, removing herd-plan requirements and related reimbursements for certain control measures while retaining the federal reporting requirements. Now, as of March 6, APHIS has rescinded the reporting requirements.

“Although SECD is now considered widespread, there’s a better understanding of how to manage it,” APHIS notes in a news release. “The swine industry is willing and capable of working with its producers and veterinarians to address SECD without Federal assistance.” According to the USDA, removing the Federal Order aligns with feedback the swine industry and supports Secretary Perdue’s focus on ensuring USDA programs are delivered efficiently, effectively and with integrity by removing unnecessary regulatory requirements.

Read more about SECD from USDA/APHIS.