With few Extension resources available on how to butcher a pig for home use, Sarah Schieck Boelke and her colleagues, Ryan Cox, Dallas Dornink and Lee Johnston created a video on how to butcher a pig for home use, including human safety, pig welfare and food safety discussions. Click here to watch the video.Continue reading “The University of Minnesota Extension Swine Team has created a video on how to butcher a pig for home use”
Month: June 2020
Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Poster Session is going virtual!
This year the Poster Session is going virtual! More than ever, the virtual environment will allow unlimited access to the posters and opportunities to interact with presenters throughout the conference. The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference organizing committee invites abstract proposals for this conference in different thematic areas. Visit the website for more information!Continue reading “Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Poster Session is going virtual!”
Introducing Dr. Catalina Picasso to the MSHMP Group
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, we are excited to introduce our participants and recipients to Dr. Catalina (Cata) Picasso who will be working with the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project for the near future.Continue reading “Introducing Dr. Catalina Picasso to the MSHMP Group”
2020 Allen D Leman Swine Conference goes VIRTUAL!
Same great dates… September 19-22, 2020
Same great content…science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the global swine industry.
New great format… VIRTUAL!
Follow this link for more information!
More accurate gilt testing needed to detect Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Alyssa Betlach -DVM, veterinarian with Swine Vet Center and graduate student at the University of Minnesota- talks in Pig Health Today® about differences in the ability to detect Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae based on sample types.
- Transmission of M. hyopneumoniae is very slow compared to other pathogens. Gilts and sows have a critical role in the transmission of M. hyopneumoniae.
- Accurate gilt surveillance is key in those sow herds seeking negative M. hyopneumoniae status.
- To detect M. hyopneumoniae, the laryngeal swabs and deep tracheal catheters are more accurate than other sample types during the early stage of infection.