Histological Lesions and Replication Sites of PCV3 in Naturally-Infected Pigs

A team of researchers led by Dr. Fabio Vannucci investigated the lesions associated with a natural infection by Porcine Circovirus 3. They focused their study on histological lesions as well as replication sites to get a better understanding of this virus’ pathology. The article is available in open access on the journal’s website.

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Are mosquitoes a risk for ASF?

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 tip summarized a publication by Qin et al. regarding the risk of mosquitoes carrying and transmitting African Swine Fever virus.

Key Points

  • African swine fever (ASF) continues to pose a large risk in the absence of safe and effective ASF vaccines
  • There is evidence indicating that mosquitos may be a possible ASF vector 
  • Mosquitos captured at ASF positive farms had DNA extracted and tested for ASF with no positive results
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Leman swine conference 2021: science-driven solutions your way

Last year the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference was held online because that was the only way. This September 18-21, we are holding the industry’s premier health and production management conference as a hybrid event because it is the best way for you.

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Temporal stability of swine movement networks in the U.S.

Efficient and highly effective control of infectious diseases can be achieved by targeting interventions towards farms that are highly connected “super-spreaders” in animal movement networks. However, from an implementation standpoint, it is unclear how much movement data is required to gain an accurate picture of farm connectivity, nor how quickly movement networks change over time. For example, can movement data from last year be used to identify potential super-spreaders this year? How often do such analyses need to be updated? Answering these questions is key to moving from science to practice in terms of successful deployment of network-based targeted control strategies in swine production systems. In this study, Dr Dennis Makau and the VanderWaal lab aim to answer these questions for production systems in the United States.

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