Dr. Thomas Parsons is quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article about H1N1 and pot bellied pigs.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Safeguarding potbellied pigs
The year is full of pig-centric events at Ross Mill Farm, from a springtime memorial service for the departed to a fall festival where guests with snouts get the star treatment.
But the mission of owners Susan Armstrong-Magidson and her husband, Richard Magidson, to protect and promote the potbellied pig as a pet has a new twist.
The flu making its way around the world has a name and possible point of origin that has put the Bucks County couple on alert. Swine flu, known specifically as influenza type A (H1N1), has infected thousands of people, contributed to a series of deaths, and reportedly been found in a herd of pigs in Canada.>> Philly.com
Dr. Tom Parsons
Penn Vet update on the human H1N1 influenza outbreak
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