This is a favorite 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.
We can find all of the presentations selected from the previous years’ conferences on the blog here.
A few days ago, we shared a report that PRRS incidence decreased in naive breed-to-wean farms. Interesting questions were brought forward by our readers so this month, we are sharing three practitioners’ experiences with PRRS in their systems: Dr. Tara Donova with the Hanor company, Dr. Jay Miller with The Maschhoffs, and Dr. Pete Thomas from Iowa Select Farms.
Continue reading “Best of Leman 2019 #3: Three systems views on PRRS decreasing incidence”
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.
The Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Program hit several milestones during the year 2019.
Continue reading “Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project 2019 Summary”
- 3.39 million sows are part of the project
- A new database
- 2 new major areas of focus: sequencing and transport data analysis
- 7 scientific and peer-reviewed publications
This recent open-access publication in Frontiers expends beyond the realm of swine production and raises the question raising animals without using antibiotics. Dr. Singer from the University of Minnesota in collaboration with multiple other institutions surveyed US producers and veterinarians to gather their thoughts on the topic.
Continue reading “What do US producers and veterinarians think about antibiotic-free production?”
Aerosol transmission of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus is a major issue hog producers have had to deal with for several decades now. It encouraged the development of air filtration systems in farrow-to-wean farms as well as the isolation of high-value genetic lines in remote areas. This new publication, a collaboration between Dr. Arruda at the Ohio State University and Drs. Corzo and Torremorell from the University of Minnesota is a review of our knowledge of how PRRS is transmitted via aerosol.
Continue reading “Aerosol Detection and Transmission of PRRSv: What Is the Evidence, and What Are the Knowledge Gaps?”
Before we start with today’s post, we would like to wish you all the best for this new year. Thank you for your support and for reading us year after year.
So here is to a new decade, always bringing you science-driven solutions!
Weaning-age piglets are responsible for the spread of many diseases, but in the case of influenza, they are also responsible for circulating the virus within the herd.
Continue reading “How investigating the piglet helps us advance influenza control”