Outbreak investigations of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 15 in central Iowa in the winter of 2021-22

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.

Researchers from across the Midwest come together to bring you today’s Science Page: a look at an outbreak of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 15 and its associated losses.

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Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project Incidence Year 2021 / 2022 Annual Summary

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 Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project shares a general update and summary of where they are.

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PCV-3: Testing methods and prevalence today: A podcast episode

Since its discovery in 2015, PCV-3 has been a concern for veterinarians and swine producers worldwide. Fully knowing the impacts that PCV-2 can have on a farm, a third member of the Porcine circovirus family should be well understood. In this episode, Dr. Clayton Johnson talk with Dr. Fabio Vannucci about his work with PCV-3, different methods of testing, and how it presents itself in our swine herds.

Dr. Fabio Vannucci is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota. He received his DVM in 2006 in Brazil and his Master’s in Animal Pathology in 2009. His area of expertise includes food animal disease, diagnostics, and swine medicine and pathology, and lately, he has been focusing on Porcine Circovirus in the swine industry lately.

History and best practices of captive bolt euthanasia for swine

This week, we are sharing a literature review based on a collaboration between Drs. John Deen and Perle Zhitnitskiy and the animal welfare team at the University of Wisconsin River Falls, led by Dr. Kurt Vogel. In this open-access publication from the Journal of Translational Animal Science, the authors review the history of captive bolt euthanasia, best practices and current challenges faced by the swine industry including the euthanasia of mature swine.

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FINAL REMINDER: DVM STUDENTS! Apply to the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize!

Veterinary students: The deadline is approaching to apply for Morrison Swine Innovator Prize! Apply by the end of the day of August 15 to share your work at theĀ Allen D. Leman Swine Conference; it’s a great opportunity for veterinary students who want to network with industry leaders.

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