Evidence of influenza A infection and risk of transmission between pigs and farmworkers

Today, we share a recent study by the Torremorell’s lab published in open access, in the Zoonoses and Public Health journal this past month. Led by Dr. Gustavo Lopez, this work focuses on the interface between the pigs and farmworkers when considering influenza A infection.

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Producing pigs in a war zone: a podcast

Happy Memorial Day weekend to our readers in the United States! If you have some free time today, listen to our latest podcast episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

In this latest episode, the At The Meeting team learns about how pork production for some producers in Ukraine is rebounding, while, for others, their livelihood remains disrupted. Listen in as the ATM team talks with Oksana Yurchenko, president of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders. Ms. Yurchenko is hopeful that production can get back to normal but there are many challenges.

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Persistence and shedding of Senecavirus A in naturally infected boars

In this recent publication from the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Dr. Matt Sturos from the UMN Veterinary Diagnostic Lab shares a case report establishing the shedding of Senecavirus A through boar semen. This study highlights the importance of considering semen as a potential biosecurity risk in the case of a Senecavirus A outbreak.

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Best of Leman 2021: Peter Davies – MRSA colonization and health risks in swine veterinarians and companion animal veterinarians

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.

You can find all of the presentations selected from previous conferences on the blog here.

This month we take a look at MRSA with Dr. Peter Davies (University of Minnesota). Are you a researcher who would like to present their research at the Leman Swine Conference? Abstract collection has started for the 2022 Leman Conference! Read about the requirements and submission process on the Leman Swine Website.

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DVM students: apply to the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize!

Veterinary students: Are you shadowing a swine practitioner this summer or have you been involved in an interesting clinical case investigation? Did you work on your veterinary skills by designing a differential diagnosis list or working on a treatment plan? Did you investigate a problem by analyzing production records? Share your work at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference to win the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize!

Attending the Leman Conference is a great opportunity for veterinary students who want to network with industry leaders. Submissions to enter in the selection to present at the DVM student session at the Leman Conference should be uploaded at z.umn.edu/MSIP by August 15th at the end of the day.

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference includes a session for veterinary students to demonstrate their problem-solving skills through the presentation of a case or experience where students challenged their clinical training and problem-solving capabilities necessary for day-to-day practice. Creativity and originality in the support and delivery are encouraged. The session will take place in-person during the afternoon of Sunday, September 18 at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference and will include presentations from 7 veterinary students. Invited students will receive a $1,000 stipend and free admission to the Leman Swine Conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Zhitnitskiy at pboyer@umn.edu. For more information about the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize visit z.umn.edu/MSIP.