The 5 best blog posts in 2020

For our first article of 2021, the UMN swine group would like to wish you all the best for this new year. May it bring you a lot of joy and peace. As we reflect on 2020, we would like to share the posts that were your favorite as well as a few gems that you might have missed. We hope that you enjoy reading this selection and we will come back on Friday with our usual Science Page feature. As always, thank you for reading this page and for supporting us.

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  1. All plans for 2020 were upended due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Therefore it is now surprise that the blog post that was most read this year was the Practical biosecurity recommendations to prevent COVID-19 in farm workers and allied operations

  2. Despite the COVID situation, students still need to be trained to become the next generation of successful swine veterinarians. The day-1 competency list created by the swine faculty at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, practitioners and other Universities remained a useful tools to guide students.

  3. Our colleagues from the UMN Extension swine team created wonderful resources to guide people who would want to butcher a pig for home use. Check it out!

  4. Our podcast episodes have been a favorite over the past years. How you listened to the latest ones? See the list of the latest episodes here.

  5. What are the best diagnostic tools for tracking Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in swine? Enzootic pneumoniae is not a recent disease but it remains challenging for veterinarians and producers. The MycoLab at the UMN summarized their latest research findings on diagnostic tools.