MSHMP PRRS Prevalence Chart Description

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.

Today, the MSHMP team is explaining the interpretation of Chart 2 of their weekly report. If you missed Chart 1 last week, you may find it here.

Key points

  • The prevalence chart (Chart 2) describes the percentage of herds that are classified in a given status through time.
  • It allows eyeballing general trends although the growing nature of the project does not allow year to year comparisons without proper adjustment.
  • For PRRSv, there is a steady increase in the percentage of herds in status 1 in recent years. PRRSv
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Dr. Matt Sturos wins new scholarship, re-ups on a fellowship

Dr. Matt Sturos

Matt Sturos, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, recently won the WTS Thorp Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $15,000 for the 2019–20 academic year. This scholarship supports and recognizes graduate students in veterinary diagnostic pathology. Thorp was director of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in the mid 1950’s and the CVM’s dean from 1957–71.

Last year, Sturos was also the inaugural recipient of the Dr. James B. Moe and Janice M. Moe Fellowship, which recognizes a full-time PhD trainee in the field of comparative medicine, specifically related to infectious diseases or pathology. He has been awarded this fellowship once again for 2019–20. This recognition comes with a $1,000 award.

Sturos’ research interests are the transmission, pathogenesis, and prevention of important infectious food animal diseases. He is currently focusing on Senecavirus A in swine.

Abstract submission for the 2019 Allen D. Leman swine conference is open

Are you interested in sharing your research with the international swine research community? Submit your research abstract for presentation at the 2019 Allen D. Leman swine conference!

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Interpreting MSHMP chart 1 for PRRS and PED

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 a quick reminder about chart 1 of the MSHMP report and how we can interpret it.

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Best of Leman 2018 series #7: A Arruda – PRRS, PeRRSons and networks

We launched a new series on the blog last year. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

We can find all of the presentations selected from last year’s conference on the blog here.

Our seventh presentation is by Dr. Andreia Arruda from the Ohio State University regarding the impact people can have on PRRS elimination success.

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