Best of the 2020 Leman conference: Streptococcus suis

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.

You can find all of the presentations selected from previous conferences on the blog here.

One of the most well liked sessions from the 2020 Allen D. Leman swine conference focused on Streptococcus suis. Three great presenters shared their expertise with this common but challenging swine pathogen:

  • Saying hello to our little friend: Streptococcus suis diagnostics, Matt Sturos
  • Streptococcus suis control and recent field experiences, Matt Allerson
  • Managing S.suis one gene at a time, Maria Jose Clavijo
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Review of MSHMP PRRS Chart 2 ‐ Prevalence.

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.

Key Points: 

  • Chart 2 depicts the prevalence (e.g. the proportion of breeding herd in each of the PRRS status categories over time).
  • Since 2013, the proportion of farms that vaccinate (2vx) and that use field virus (2fvi) has not changed dramatically.
  • The cyclical pattern of farms in status 1 observed early in the program is slowly disappearing after 2019. 
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How Are The Asian Pork Markets?

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 episode looks at markets that have been signaling a future shortage of pork in Asian markets as a second wave of African Swine Fever (ASF) sweeps through China, Vietnam, and elsewhere.

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