The Leman Swine Meeting is here!

This year, the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference promises a new standard for online conferences! From markets, impact of COVID-19 and lessons learned, to preparing for emerging diseases, and enhancing operation’s value-added strategies. We became dedicated to providing an online platform that will wellcome a wide community of presenters and participants from all around the world! Do not wait any longer! Click here for more information and to register.

More reasons needed to join us? Please, check out some of our previous posts to convince yourself that the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference will become an outstanding online event in 2020! See you soon!

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Kick off the final day of the Leman Conference with a stress-reducing mindfulness session

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Kick off the final day of the Leman Conference with a stress-reducing mindfulness session

In the Labor Day weekend, many people are looking forward to some well-deserved time off and relaxation. We are on the same page! The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference has created relaxing spaces for you. Do not miss them!

Just like with animals, our gut can be a source of distress for our overall health. So be sure to tune in to the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Tuesday for “Morning Mindset — No Guts, No Glory” presented by Merck Animal Health. Dr. Auburn E. Ellis will guide you through a series of simple exercises curated specifically to create stress-reducing mindfulness as well as physically easing common gut health issues. You’ll leave the session relaxed and focused for the day. No equipment required, these techniques are ones you can use over and over again. All inspired by Merck Animal Health’s enteric disease solutions.

PRRS 2018-2020 Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) by State

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.

Dr. Kikuti and colleagues from the University of Minnesota compare PRRS 2018-20 EWMA patterns of different States.

Keypoints

  • We continue to observe different EWMA patterns across states.
  • Even though an overall higher incidence in colder months is observed, sporadic cases in warmer months were detected throughout the states.
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Evaluation of viral RNA extraction methods to detect PRRSV and IAV from used commercial air filters

Today, we are happy to share a new publication! Dr. Nirmala and colleagues from the University of Minnesota report on a viral RNA extraction method that can be used to detect both the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and influenza A virus (IAV) from used farm air filters. This work is published in the Journal of Aerosol Science. Take a look at it!

Highlights

  • Extracting RNA using TRIzol reagent from filter material ground with liquid nitrogen can be used to detect PRRSV and IAV from air filters.
  • IAV was detected in more filters than PRRSV, though PRRSV could be detected in used filters from farms with PRRSV negative status at the time of filter removal.
  • The obtained results shows likely evidence of between farm aerosol spread and the methods derived from this study open up avenues to further investigate regional airborne transmission and risk of virus introduction into farms.
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PRRS EWMA Analysis Review

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.

Today, Dr. Vilalta and other members of the MSHMP team review the characteristics of the Exponential Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) charts for PRRS.

Key Points:

  1. The EWMA chart is a smoothed chart of the percentage of farms that are breaking.
  2. This chart is useful for tracking longitudinal data and for detecting the signals that indicate an “event”.
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