Despite the many advances throughout the years, influenza still cannot be fully controlled and represents a major economic threat to the swine industry. Therefore, we can never discuss it enough and it’s never too late to tackle this challenge. In this podcast host Laura Greiner and guests Dr. Jeremy Pittman and Dr. Marie Culhane have a roundtable conversation about the latest updates about influenza, diagnostics and surveillance, and key strategies to manage those.Continue reading “Influenza in swine: the latest updates – A podcast episode”
Best of Leman 2022: John Fairbrother – How whole genome sequencing can help to understand the changing face of pathogenic Escherichia coli in pigs
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 presentation was originally given by Dr. John Fairbrother of the University of Montreal on September 19, 2022.Continue reading “Best of Leman 2022: John Fairbrother – How whole genome sequencing can help to understand the changing face of pathogenic Escherichia coli in pigs”
Time to a new PRRS outbreak in naïve breeding herds
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.
In today’s Science page, MSHMP researchers Mariana Kikuti, Catalina Picasso-Risso, Claudio Marcello Melini and Cesar Corzo share data regarding the time it takes for naïve breeding herds to break with PRRSV.Continue reading “Time to a new PRRS outbreak in naïve breeding herds”
What is the role of parity in the detection of PRRSV in processing fluids?
Today we are sharing a paper by former MSHMP team member Juan Sanhueza, in collaboration with Drs. Cesar Corzo, Mariana Kikuti, and Declan Schroeder from the UMN swine group and multiple Midwestern swine systems. This recent publication in Preventive Veterinary Medicine looks at the impact of sow parity on the detection of PRRS virus in processing fluids.Continue reading “What is the role of parity in the detection of PRRSV in processing fluids?”
A successful 2023 AASV meeting for the University of Minnesota!
The University of Minnesota was well represented at the 54th AASV annual meeting, last week-end in Aurora, Colorado.
Dr. Joaquin Alvarez-Norambuena gave two talks during the research topics session. His first presentation focused on investigating if PRRSV can reach ground water after manure spreading while the second one compared various hand sanitation protocols to decrease influenza transmission.
At the AASV foundation luncheon, Dr. Kim VanderWaal received a research grant award to continue her work on PRRSV classification to improve disease control and management.
During a session on FAD preparedness, Dr. Marie Culhane defined what a targeted, science-based African Swine Fever surveillance would look like.
Lastly, Brenna Werner, sophomore at the UMN CVM, won the first place in the DVM student poster competition with her work on oral fluids in pen gestation. Congratulations Brenna!