Dr. Marie Culhane is Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine who specializes in Influenza and emergency disease preparedness and management. The poultry industry has battled outbreaks of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in recent years and as the old saying goes, “Your friends challenges are your cheapest learning opportunities”. We go in depth with Dr. Culhane on Influenza – what makes this a “shared disease” between humans, birds and pigs, what are the common control strategies employed across species and how can vaccine platforms help manage Influenza disease. We specifically focus on HPAI outbreaks and their analogies with reportable diseases in the swine industry. Poultry producers have had major HPAI outbreaks in 2015 and again now in 2022 – how have their biosecurity programs and diagnostic tools evolved over that period? How do they effectively implement control zones and permit requirements prior to movement? Ultimately, what have they done to improve the timeline from diagnosis to depopulation from 7 days to 36 hours from 2015 to 2022? Marie shares lessons learned about smallholder poultry operation management that correlates to similar smallholder swine operations as well as perspective about wild bird management akin to our challenges with feral swine management.
Today, we are sharing a recent publication from the MSHMP team led by Dr. Cesar Corzo in collaboration with a US pork producer. The full article is available in open access on the Porcine Health Management journal’s website. The objectives of this study were to actively monitor Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in pigs during several stages of the finishing phase and to assess the impact of added biosecurity measures.Continue reading “Active surveillance and impact of an intervention on PEDV occurrence in a large pig production system in the US”
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 Friday we review MSHMP’s PED Chart 3, which shows the previous PED break history for farms which break with PED during the current year.Continue reading “A Review of MSHMP’s Report PED Chart 3: PED Outbreak History”
The 26th IPVS congress was in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro this past month. A number of presentations were given by UMN speakers, sharing the latest news in swine research. Dr. Cipriano de Abreu from the MycoLab received two best presentation awards for his talks: “Mycoplasma hyorhinis detection in dams and piglets during lactation” and “An experimental aerossol infection model for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in pigs”.Continue reading “UMN graduate student awarded at the 26th IPVS congress in Rio”
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.
Planning and preparing for African swine fever’s arrival in the United States can feel overwhelming. To sort through it all and avoid fatigue, the National Pork Producers Council and National Pork Board have formed a working group charged with coordinating the work. The At the Meeting team learns what producers can expect when they talk with Dr. Jeremy Pittman, veterinarian with Smithfield Hog Production.Continue reading “Getting Organized For African Swine Fever: A podcast”