MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin officials place new restrictions on swine at the county fair due to the PEDv virus that has killed millions of pigs across the country.
The Spring weigh-in for pigs will be banned this year. Counties also are informed that all pigs that are going to the fair will be sent to slaughter afterward instead of going back to the farm.
The Pedv virus first surfaced in April 2013, and has killed as many as 4 million pigs in 23 states.
The La Crosse Tribute reports that the state veterinarian warned fair and exhibitions that don't restrict swine to terminal events or slaughter, could face sanctions if the virus is suspected at the show.
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