Pseudorabies was found in a wild hog trapped in Midland County in June. The animal was one of five wild hogs trapped in back-to-back nights on a farm north of U.S.-10. The trapping effort was part of a program in that area involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy.
Pseudorabies is a disease potentially devastating to domestic swine. Yet, Michigan Department of Agriculture Director Keith Creagh downplays the recent find, saying it was "not unexpected." Creagh has vehemently fought a ban on rraising/possessing wild hogs in Michigan, but also say the state must reduce its wild hog numbers. Is there a disconnect here?
http://www.miwildlife.org/Feral_Swine_Pseudorabies_2011.asp Click here to read the Gongwer report written in August of 2011.