Description of a new clade within subtype 1 of Betaarterivirus suid 1 (PRRSV1) causing severe outbreaks in Spain

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 this week’s Science Page learn more about a new PRRSV clade causing severe outbreaks in Spain, from Martí Cortey, Gerard E. Martín-Valls and Enric Mateu of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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Is the PRRSV isolate obtained in cell culture the same as the virus present in the original clinical sample?

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 the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Production Animal Medicine team at Iowa State University look into whether cell culture isolates and viruses in the associated clinical samples are sequence equivalent or not.

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New PRRS Challenges Require Changes: A podcast

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.

New challenges from PRRS virus strains in Spain and the U.S. require changes in human behavior. Reviewing a portfolio of biosecurity interventions and prioritizing those that are most practical and effective is critical.

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Measures of disease occurrence review

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.

Get re-acquainted with a few of the MSHMP epidemiologic tools! Marcello Melini, Mariana Kikuti, Miranda Medrano, Emily Geary, and Cesar A Corzo of the University of Minnesota review some of the graphic representations used in their weekly reports.

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Best of Leman 2021: Andy Jakubowski – Uses of video cameras to investigate and solve problems

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 month we learn about uses of video cameras on farms with Andy Jakubowski of Pillen Family Farms.

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