New rules in Salmonella control: a podcast

Podcasts are a perfect way to get caught up with new swine information! We are presenting you the latest episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

 This new episode focuses on the new Swine Slaughter Inspection System and what it means for food safety.

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Understanding Sow Mortality: Part 1

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.

This week, the MSHMP team reports on the analysis of a decade of production records regarding sow mortality. This is the first article of a two-part series, that focuses on the monthly incidence of sow mortality as well as the reasons recorded for sow mortality.

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Comparison of samplers collecting airborne influenza viruses: 1. Primarily impingers and cyclones

Researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine are publishing a series of articles in PLOS ONE comparing the various air samplers used to detect airborne viruses such as influenza. This first publication, available in open access, focuses on impingers and cyclones.


  • Higher quantities of virus were recovered by high flow rate samplers
  • Lower flow rate samplers performed better when virus concentrations were high
  • Based on the question of interest, a different air sampler might be more efficient.
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