Can pigs get COVID-19 and transmit the virus to humans?

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 we are sharing an update from the National Pork Board in relation to pigs, humans and COVID-19.

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Summary of: Susceptibility of domestic swine to SARS-CoV2

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, we are sharing the summary of a publication by Pickering et al. regarding the susceptibility of pigs to SARS-CoV2, the agent responsible for COVID-19 in humans.

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Understanding Sow Mortality: 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.

This week, the MSHMP team in collaboration with PIC and Dr. John Deen, shares the second part of their investigation into sow mortality. If you missed part 1, it is still available on the blog.

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Understanding Sow Mortality: Part 1

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 reports on the analysis of a decade of production records regarding sow mortality. This is the first article of a two-part series, that focuses on the monthly incidence of sow mortality as well as the reasons recorded for sow mortality.

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Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP) 2020 Summary

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. Cesar Corzo, in charge of the project, gives us a summary of the year 2020.

The past 12 months certainly tested the robustness of MSHMP in many ways. Most importantly, our team was able to quickly navigate through several technical challenges, as accessing and maintaining our database while working from home had not been possible prior to this year. Thankfully, we were able to maintain the data flow and provide you with the weekly report. We wouldn’t had been able to do that if it wasn’t for your commitment as well. We certainly appreciate your efforts. 

Our work has continued moving forward and we here summarize the major accomplishments throughout 2020. 

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