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 is looking at 16 years of genetic diversity of ORF-5 from the PRRS virus sequences submitted by the MSHMP participants
Continue reading “PRRSV 1-7-4 ORF5 diversity over time”
- PRRSV ORF5 sequence monitoring over time contributes to the understanding of pathogen evolution.
- Range of PRRSV 1-7-4 percent divergence has decreased over the last 16 years between 2003 and 2019, which is consistent with lineage turnover previously described.
- PRRSV 1-7-4 can belong to a specific lineage or sublineage, 1A being the most common currently.
Drs. Jeff Bender and Cesar Corzo collaborated with the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center and the National Pork Board to develop training videos for anyone interacting with pigs.
Continue reading “New training videos available: protecting pigs and people from the flu and moving sows”
Should we redirect our research efforts to focus on PRRS prevention and control in growing and finishing pigs? This was the call for action made by Dr. Montse Torremorell, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota when she opened the special session “Grow/finish phase of production: What are we learning and implications for making progress on PRRS control.” sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim during the North American PRRS Symposium this past weekend in Chicago. Torremorell argued that if the swine industry wants to advance regional PRRS control, more emphasis needs to put on preventing and controlling PRRS in growing pigs.
Continue reading “Focusing on the grow/finish stages of production to better control PRRS, the new challenge of the swine industry?”
In this open-access article from the MycoLab, Dr. Maria Pieters’ team explores the influence of pigs’ gut microbiome in modulating their susceptibility to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.
Continue reading “Influence of pig gut microbiota on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae susceptibility”
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.
There are already two episodes in this series. We shared the second episode last week and the first episode the week before. Feel to listen to them if you have not already!
This episode focuses on vaccination strategies against PRRS. What is best? One or two doses?
Drs. Torremorell, Spronk, and Wetzel are talking with Dr. Scott Dee from Pipestone Veterinary Services and Dr. Reid Philips from Boehringer-Ingleheim.
Listen to the podcast (17 minutes)