COVID-19: A biosecurity threat like nothing seen before

Drs. Montse Torremorell and Jeff Bender from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota share an updated document about biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Podcast: Protecting the food system from COVID-19

Podcasts are a perfect way to get caught up with new swine information! We are presenting you the latest episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

In this episode, Dr. Montse Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzel (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica) are joined by Dr. Jeff Bender (School of Public Health, University of Minnesota).

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Yearly incidence rate of PRRS per MSHMP Participating Production System

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.

This week, the MSHMP team is sharing the yearly PRRS incidence rates in the 39 participating systems.

Keypoints

  • The average incidence rate for all systems during the entire period described was 0.27 PRRS outbreaks per farm per year.
  • The incidence rate of PRRS outbreaks within a system varies across years with some participants continuing to have lower incidences.
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Practical biosecurity recommendations to prevent COVID-19 in farm workers and allied operations

March 19th, 2020
The Swine Disease Eradication center at the University of Minnesota recently released practical recommendations regarding biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in farm workers and other allied operations.

Download the pdf version of the document from our website.
Available in Spanish as well.

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COVID-19 and pig viruses – what can we learn?

Drs. Marie Culhane and Montse Torremorell, swine influenza experts at the University of Minnesota have been taking a closer look at COVID-19, the human coronavirus impacting our lives around the globe and comparing it to the swine viruses we are all familiar with. How does it compare? What can we learn?

Article originally written for pig333.com and in Spanish on the 3tres3 website.

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