The SDEC is the Swine Disease Eradication Center, a faculty-driven initiative created in 2001 to investigate the control and eventual elimination of diseases that affect swine productivity or that constitute potential risks for humans consuming pork products.
Our mission is to discover and communicate knowledge on the transmission, control and elimination of economically-significant swine diseases.Dr. Montse Torremorell, SDEC chair
The Center is constituted by a core group of faculty with expertise in the areas of microbiology, epidemiology, diagnostics, immunology, molecular biology and pathogenesis , advised by a board of representatives of veterinary practices and companies that serve the swine industry.
Main projects funded in the last two years
An advisory board reflective of the North-American swine industry
SDEC faculty meet with their partners once to twice a year to hear their feedback and ideas for research projects. This advisory board is diverse, representing the multiple aspects of the North-American swine industry, and ensuring that the research pursued by the SDEC stays relevant to swine farmers.
Thank you to our partners, we value our collaboration: AAF, Boehringer Ingelheim, Camfil, Carthage Veterinary Services, Demeter Services Veterinaires, Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, Filtration Systems, Holden Farms, Iowa Select, New Fashion Pork, Newport Laboratories, Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, Schwartz Farms, Swine Extension and Consulting Inc, Veterinary Medical Center, Swine Vet Center, Veterinary Provisions, Zoetis
The value of being a SDEC member
A recent survey of our partners highlighted what they value the most about the SDEC. The strongest points were:
- Having a voice in the swine program’s direction and research priorities
- SDEC’s commitment to address swine industry issues
- Timely access to information: our members receive on a regular basis, a confidential report with the main results of the projects before publication.
Are you interested in joining the SDEC?
Feel free to contact Dr. Torremorell torr0033-at-umn.edu
For more information, you may visit our website.