Investigation of sow mortality in a US system

A recent publication from the MSHMP team in the journal Vet Record analyzed around 10 years of production records to describe sow mortality and its associated risk factors across four different farms in the Midwest.

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Our best blog posts for 2022: ASF, PCV3, PRRS and so much more

The University of Minnesota swine group wishes you a Happy New Year and great things to come this year!

We wanted to take a moment to reflect on some the most read articles from the past year. Thank you for growing with us, and we look forward to many more interesting and insightful articles and blog posts in 2023!

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Happy Holidays!

This Friday, we are taking a break from our regular Science Pages to wish you all Happy Holidays. We are thankful for the time you spend reading our blog and for your support, that allows us to continue sharing our work. We hope that you have a joyful and peaceful time with your loved ones. We are taking a short break to enjoy this time and we will be back on Tuesday January 3rd with our regular content.

How Did Hungary Eradicate PRRS? A podcast episode

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.

Dr. István Szabó (Hungarian National PRRS Eradication Committee Member) and Dr. Adám Bálint (Hungarian National Reference Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate) share with the At The Meeting team how Hungary eradicated the PRRS virus from the majority of the country’s herds.

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Improving M. hyopneumoniae diagnostic capabilities by harnessing the infection dynamics

In this concise and straight-forward review for The Veterinary journal, Dr. Garcia-Morante in collaboration with the MycoLab at the UMN shares the latest knowledge around Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection and what the best practices for diagnosis are. The full article is available on the journal’s website.

Highlights

  • This review updates M. hyopneumoniae infection diagnosis and dynamics.
  • Understanding M. hyopneumoniae infection dynamics is critical for diagnosis.
  • Final diagnosis is based on clinical observations aligned with laboratory results.
  • Laboratory tests are useful for detection of asymptomatic carriers.
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