Evolution of Mycoplasma Elimination: 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.

The ATM team and guests provide insights into achieving Mycoplasma elimination at the system level, and the lessons these experiences might have for other swine diseases. Joining the ATM team are Dr. Paul Yeske (Swine Vet Center) and Dr. Maria Pieters (University of Minnesota).

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DVM students: apply to the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize!

Veterinary students: Are you shadowing a swine practitioner this summer or have you been involved in an interesting clinical case investigation? Did you work on your veterinary skills by designing a differential diagnosis list or working on a treatment plan? Did you investigate a problem by analyzing production records? Share your work at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference to win the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize!

Attending the Leman Conference is a great opportunity for veterinary students who want to network with industry leaders. Submissions to enter in the selection to present at the DVM student session at the Leman Conference should be uploaded at z.umn.edu/MSIP by August 15th at the end of the day.

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference includes a session for veterinary students to demonstrate their problem-solving skills through the presentation of a case or experience where students challenged their clinical training and problem-solving capabilities necessary for day-to-day practice. Creativity and originality in the support and delivery are encouraged. The session will take place in-person during the afternoon of Sunday, September 18 at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference and will include presentations from 7 veterinary students. Invited students will receive a $1,000 stipend and free admission to the Leman Swine Conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Zhitnitskiy at pboyer@umn.edu. For more information about the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize visit z.umn.edu/MSIP.

Tracing the evolutionary history of the novel PRRSV-2 L1C-1-4-4 variant

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 Friday we are looking at the PPRSv L1C-1-4-4 variant and comparing its evolution to other PRRSv strains, thanks to research by Nakarin Pamornchainavakul, Mariana Kikuti, Igor A. D. Paploski, Dennis N. Makau, Albert Rovira, Cesar A. Corzo, and Kimberly VanderWaal.

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Swine Veterinary Education in the US: current challenges and opportunities

The AASV Collegiate Activity Committee taskforce, co-led by Drs. Gil Patterson (VetNOW) and Perle Zhitnitskiy (UMN CVM) published a commentary in JAVMA regarding the current state of affairs in swine veterinary education in the United States.

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A survey to investigate the implementation methods of rotavirus ice cubes on swine farms

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.

Researchers S. Melson, E. Kettelkamp and A.M. Betlach share information about a recent survey of swine professionals regarding the use of rotavirus ice cubes.

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