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.
Doctors Guilherme Preis and Cesar Corzo from the University of Minnesota share with us preliminary data from a Senecavirus A (SVA) outbreak investigation in a sow herd. This research emphasizes the importance of understanding the within-herd epidemiology of this virus.
Continue reading “Senecavirus A in processing fluids during an outbreak of SVA – a call for study participation!”
- SVA is still present in the U.S. swine herds at lower levels.
- SVA RNA has been consistently detected in processing fluids in the event of a disease outbreak in a sow herd.
- Viral dynamics and shedding cessation in the breeding herds need to be better characterized.
Today, we share last week Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.
Dr. Jamil E. G. Facci –Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)- and colleagues evaluate the relationship between current commercial weaning ages and post-weaning resilience to stress. In relation to this topic and for further details, visit the full work published in the Journal of Animal Science.
Continue reading “Impact of increasing age on pig performance and belly nosing prevalence in a commercial multisite production system”
- Increasing weaning age has an impact on pig production metrics and behavioral indicators.
- Examining decisions about weaning age is important in today’s global scenario of antibiotic reduction and increased welfare concerns.
- The reduction of removal and mortality during the nursery phase is an important impact of increased weaning age.
This is our most popular series on the blog. 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 previous conferences on the blog here.
Continue reading “Best of Leman #6: J. Pittman – Control of influenza using custom vaccines in sows: a two-year experience”
We are proud to announce that Julian Montoya Lopez, DVM, was recently selected as the recipient of the Carlos Pijoan Graduate Student Fellowship in Swine Medicine for the 2020–21 school year.
The Carlos Pijoan Graduate Student Fellowship in Swine Medicine honors the memory of Dr. Carlos Pijoan, DVM, PhD, who was internationally recognized for his work in porcine infectious diseases. Fellows work in interdisciplinary teams to address infectious diseases, biosecurity, population health, or epidemiology.
Continue reading “Julian Montoya wins Carlos Pijoan Graduate Student Fellowship in Swine Medicine”
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) Secure Food System (SFS) team collaborate with public and private partners to develop tactical biosecurity strategies to limit disease spread for specific animal movements based on risk-based science. The awarded work pursues these objectives:
Continue reading “CVM researchers awarded $1 million to develop strategies to protect animals during disease outbreaks”
- Assess the risk of animal movements and their agricultural products during an outbreak and translate the risk-based science into workable movement permit guidance;
- Develop tactical strategies to limit foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak spread in integrated agriculture systems; and
- Conduct outreach on emergency preparedness and the SFS platform.