This week, we are sharing a report from Drs. Holtkamp and Linhares in association with the MSHMP team, regarding the updated cost of PRRS for the US industry.
Continue reading “Monitoring and updating the value of productivity losses due to PRRSv”
- Productivity in breeding herds affected by PRRSV
relative to unaffected herds has improved since 2010, suggesting producers and
veterinarians have made progress in controlling PRRSV.
- Combined effect of these changes resulted in a net reduction in the value of productivity losses due to PRRSV of $138 million, a 20.8% reduction compared to the $664 million per year estimated in 2010.
Today we are sharing a publication in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education from Dr. Perle Boyer (Zhitnitskiy) presenting a new online tool for students enrolled at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine to choose selective course tailored to their career path.
Continue reading “A roadmap to Food Animal Careers at the UMN CVM”
This week, we are sharing a report from the MSHMP team in collaboration with the Swine Health Information Center regarding the origin of the pigs that are imported for breeding purposes.
Continue reading “Frequency and origin of live imports of breeding-stock pigs to the United States”
- International live pig transport is a possible route for
disease entry into the U.S.
- The first step in assessing this risk is to categorize
and analyze breeding stock import data
- Small numbers
of imported breeding
pigs have come from a variety of countries, but the majority
come from Canada
This week, we are sharing a report by Harmon et al. from Iowa State University regarding PCR clamping. This project was funded by AAVLD Thermo Fisher Innovation Grant in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine and ISU-VDL.
Continue reading “PCR clamping for selectively sequencing wild-type PRRSV in vaccinated herds”
- Conventional ORF5 sequencing may not differentiate between wild-type or vaccine-like.
- Blocking the amplification of vaccine-like sequences it is possible to increase the likelihood of wild-type amplification.
- Clamping allows the amplification of the wild-type with mixtures containing as little as 10% of a mixture with the vaccine-like.
Our tenth presentation is from Dr. Andres Gomez, from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural resource Sciences (CFANS) regarding the latest development in the swine gut microbiome studies.
Continue reading “Best of Leman 2018 series #10: A. Gomez – Swine gut microbiome studies, where are we at?”