Transporting Pigs in Cold Weather: a podcast

Did you know that the UMN swine extension group has their own podcast?

In this episode, University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte discuss what it takes to transport pigs when the temperature is low. They also talk about unfit pigs for transport, loading density, proper setup of the trailer, and knowing current driving conditions.

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China Swine Industry Confident Following COVID-19

Happy holidays! We hope you have a special season and enjoy good times with your loved ones and maybe a couple of podcasts! Here is our latest episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

Today’s podcast looks at how China’s ability to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 has given their commercial swine industry the confidence to expand.

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ASF and PED alter China swine production: a podcast

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.

‘At The Meeting’ Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison focuses on how African Swine Fever (ASF) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) have driven changes in farm design and biosecurity in China, allowing China’s swine industry to regain an estimated 80 percent of its swine herd.

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The re-emergence of Streptococcus suis: 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.

In this new episode, our hosts invited Dr. Maria Clavijo from Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Dr. Adam Schelkopf from Pipestone Services to discuss the various new diagnostic techniques to identify differences in Streptococcus suis strains.

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More accurate gilt testing needed to detect Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae

Alyssa Betlach -DVM, veterinarian with Swine Vet Center and graduate student at the University of Minnesota- talks in Pig Health Today® about differences in the ability to detect Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae based on sample types.

Highlights

  • Transmission of M. hyopneumoniae is very slow compared to other pathogens. Gilts and sows have a critical role in the transmission of M. hyopneumoniae
  • Accurate gilt surveillance is key in those sow herds seeking negative M. hyopneumoniae status.
  • To detect M. hyopneumoniae, the laryngeal swabs and deep tracheal catheters are more accurate than other sample types during the early stage of infection.
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