Best of Leman 2019 #3: Three systems views on PRRS decreasing incidence

This is a favorite 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.

We can find all of the presentations selected from the previous years’ conferences on the blog here.

A few days ago, we shared a report that PRRS incidence decreased in naive breed-to-wean farms. Interesting questions were brought forward by our readers so this month, we are sharing three practitioners’ experiences with PRRS in their systems: Dr. Tara Donova with the Hanor company, Dr. Jay Miller with The Maschhoffs, and Dr. Pete Thomas from Iowa Select Farms.

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Best of Leman 2019 #2: J. Nerem and J. Schwartz – Investigating silent estrus in gilts

This is a favorite 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.

We can find all of the presentations selected from the previous years’ conferences on the blog here.

Our second selection from the past Leman conference is actually two presentations from practitioners regarding silent estrus in gilts. Dr. Joel Nerem works in Pipestone Veterinary Services and Dr. Jake Schwartz is with Swine Vet Center. Both share their experience dealing with this issue.

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Best of Leman 2019 #1: D. Olsen – Batch farrowing in large farms

This is a favorite 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.

We can find all of the presentations selected from the previous years’ conferences on the blog here.

We are kicking off this series with a presentation from Dr. Daryl Olsen from AMVC regarding batch farrowing in large farms and the reasons why you may want to implement it. We hope you enjoy it!

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Best of Leman 2018 series #10: A. Gomez – Swine gut microbiome studies, where are we at?

This is a favorite 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.

We can find all of the presentations selected from the previous years’ conferences on the blog here.

Our tenth presentation is from Dr. Andres Gomez, from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural resource Sciences (CFANS) regarding the latest development in the swine gut microbiome studies.

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Best of Leman 2018 series #9: K. VanderWaal – Can we predict PRRS and PED outbreaks?

This is a favorite 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.

We can find all of the presentations selected from the previous years’ conferences on the blog here.

Our ninth presentation is from Dr. Kim VanderWaal, our colleague at the University of Minnesota, who gives us a glimpse into a future when producers might be able to know when their farms are at risk of disease outbreaks.

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