Best of Leman #7: M. Ellis – Managing Piglet Preweaning Mortality

This is our most popular series 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 previous conferences on the blog here.

Today, we look back at one of the keynote presentations of the 2019 Allen D. Leman conference. Dr. Mike Ellis from the University of Illinois explains why we should not dismiss pre-weaning mortality and what strategies can be used to mitigate it.

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Best of Leman #6: J. Pittman – Control of influenza using custom vaccines in sows: a two-year experience

This is our most popular series 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 previous conferences on the blog here.

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Best of Leman #5: J. Ross – Current efforts towards improving pig livability

This is our most popular series 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 previous conferences on the blog here.

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Best of Leman 2019 #4: J. Hoek and V. Duttlinger – How to make pig farms an irresistible place to work?

Labor continues to be a challenge in the swine industry. In the fourth iteration of our Best of Leman 2019 series, Jon Hoek and Valerie Duttlinger share how we can make pig farms better work places and why this is a worthwhile investment.

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

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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