Ability of different matrices to transmit African swine fever virus – Part 2

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.

For this week we continue with the summarized results from the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) published opinion on the risk of African Swine Fever virus entering into non-affected areas of the EU. Several components were modeled as part of the overall modeling of the relative risk of ASF entering a non-affected area of the EU. Last week’s science page covered the first component, the Likelihood that a single farm delivery of a product will contain a dose of infectious ASFV, which is large enough to cause an infection in at least one pig on the farm (‘q’). In this follow up page we will look at the last two modeled components of the risk assessment.

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Best of Leman 2020: Forecasting PRRSV breaks based on biosecurity risks

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.

During the Carlos Pijoan SDEC symposium, Dr. Gustavo Machado shared insights on biosecurity practices at the farm level and the impact they can have on PRRS outbreaks. We hope you enjoy his talk.

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Ability of different matrices to transmit African swine fever virus

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.

This week, the MSHMP team summarized a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regarding African Swine Fever transmission through fomites.

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Breeding herd Senecavirus A infection: understanding its persistence

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.

This week, Dr. Guilherme Preis, PhD candidate working with Drs. Cesar Corzo and Fabio Vannucci, shares his latest results about Senecavirus A persistence in sow farms after an outbreak.

Key points

  • Senecavirus A (SVA) continues to be responsible for an important number of FAD investigations.
  • SVA continues to circulate in breeding herds for up 21 weeks after clinical signs had been detected.
  • Heat check boars may contribute to population persistence of this virus. 
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Can we effectively eliminate influenza from farms?

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.

In this new episode, multiple strategies to eliminate swine influenza from farms are discussed.

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