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 we are sharing a report by Dr. Clayton Johnson from Carthage Veterinary Services on PRRSV incidence and why it has not been decreasing as expected at the past few years.
- Enhancing biosecurity increases the chances to prevent PRRS.
- We have learnt to deal better with the disease and that is reflected by the reduction of the economic impact of PRRS
- Choose the level of biosecurity that economically better fits to your risk.
In his report, Dr. Johnson identifies 3 main causes that PRRSV incidence is not decreasing.
- We can’t Prevent PRRS Infections
- PRRS Cost is Decreasing: Tools and Technologies for PRRS Infection Management are Improving
- PRRS Prevention Strategies aren’t Cost Effective
To learn more you can read the full report or take a look at Dr. Johnson’s presentation on this very same topic during the 2017 Leman conference: