Evidence of influenza A infection and risk of transmission between pigs and farmworkers

Today, we share a recent study by the Torremorell’s lab published in open access, in the Zoonoses and Public Health journal this past month. Led by Dr. Gustavo Lopez, this work focuses on the interface between the pigs and farmworkers when considering influenza A infection.

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Senecavirus A in swine populations: a podcast episode

Dr. Guilherme Preis shares his work on Senecavirus A with Dr. Márcio Gonçalves for Swine Health Blackbelt, discussing his work at further understanding its epidemiology as well as different sampling techniques that can be used to monitor spread and viral shedding.

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Producing pigs in a war zone: a podcast

Happy Memorial Day weekend to our readers in the United States! If you have some free time today, listen to our latest podcast episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

In this latest episode, the At The Meeting team learns about how pork production for some producers in Ukraine is rebounding, while, for others, their livelihood remains disrupted. Listen in as the ATM team talks with Oksana Yurchenko, president of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders. Ms. Yurchenko is hopeful that production can get back to normal but there are many challenges.

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Efficacy of “Tooth Extraction” for ASFV elimination and relevance of point of care testing for ASFV to the field

In this week’s Science Page we take a look at research into the efficacy of the “Tooth Extraction” protocol done by researchers Christa Goodell et al. to eliminate ASF.

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Remembering Bob Morrison

This month marks the 5th anniversary of Dr. Bob Morrison’s passing, and we at Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP) and the UMN Swine Group want to commemorate him and his extensive and meaningful work. In the years since Bob’s death, many people have spoken and written about his professional contributions nationally and internationally to academia, research and the swine industry.

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