Air samples successful in detecting on-farm PRRSV, PEDV, and high-path avian influenza virus

Summary: From Dr. Torremorell’s lab at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSV), Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV), and High-Path Avian Influenza virus (HPAIV) are transmitted via aerosols. Air samples taken out of positive farms were successful in isolating HPAIV and PEDV 61% and 69% of the … Continue reading “Air samples successful in detecting on-farm PRRSV, PEDV, and high-path avian influenza virus”

Detection of influenza A virus in aerosols of vaccinated and non-vaccinated pigs in a warm environment

Today we are sharing a publication from the Torremorell lab regarding the impact of vaccination (both homologous and heterologous) on the detection of swine influenza virus in aerosols. The full publication is available in open access online on the PlosOne website. Influenza A virus can be transmitted by direct and indirect contact and aerosols. Indeed, the … Continue reading “Detection of influenza A virus in aerosols of vaccinated and non-vaccinated pigs in a warm environment”

Which air sampler to detect swine airborne viruses?

This is the question that Drs. Carmen Alonso, Sagar Goyal, Peter Davies, and Montse Torremorell from the College of Veterinary Medicine studied in collaboration with Drs. Bernard Olson and Peter Raynor from the College of Science and Engineering and the School of Public Health respectively,  in the following paper published in Aerosol Science and Technology … Continue reading “Which air sampler to detect swine airborne viruses?”

Comparison of individual, group and environmental sampling strategies to conduct influenza surveillance in pigs

In this new scientific publication from Dr. Jorge Garrido, PhD candidate from the Torremorell lab, numerous sampling strategies to monitor influenza were compared. the following individual, litter, and environmental samples were included in the study: Nasal swabs Nasal wipes Oropharyngeal swabs Oral fluids Surface wipes Udder wipes Airborne particle deposition Air

Science Page: African Swine Fever transmission and survivability

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. There is no Science Page this week so we are sharing a favorite from this year, in which Dr. Carles Vilalta created a literature review … Continue reading “Science Page: African Swine Fever transmission and survivability”