Investigating PEDv Infections and Lessons to Improve Biosecurity in Finishing Pigs

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 week, we are reporting a collaborative work between the MSHMP team and Dr. Donna Drebes from Seaboard Foods regarding PEDv infections in finishing sites and its impact on biosecurity.

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Bench system biosecurity compliance assessment: A pilot project

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 week, the MSHMP team in collaboration with Pipestone Veterinary Services presents a pilot project on biosecurity compliance regarding the use of benches in swine farms.

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CVM researchers awarded $1 million to develop strategies to protect animals during disease outbreaks

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) Secure Food System (SFS) team collaborate with public and private partners to develop tactical biosecurity strategies to limit disease spread for specific animal movements based on risk-based science. The awarded work pursues these objectives:

  • Assess the risk of animal movements and their agricultural products during an outbreak and translate the risk-based science into workable movement permit guidance; 
  • Develop tactical strategies to limit foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak spread in integrated agriculture systems; and 
  • Conduct outreach on emergency preparedness and the SFS platform. 
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Practical recommendations to prevent COVID-19 in farm workers and allied industries

Dr. Montse Torremorell gave a webinar for the National Pork Board yesterday, sharing practical guidelines to protect workers in the swine industry from COVID-19. Below are the slides from her presentation for your convenience, her contact information are included at the end, should you wish to reach out to Dr. Torremorell.

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Practical biosecurity recommendations to prevent COVID-19 in farm workers and allied operations

March 19th, 2020
The Swine Disease Eradication center at the University of Minnesota recently released practical recommendations regarding biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in farm workers and other allied operations.

Download the pdf version of the document from our website.
Available in Spanish as well.

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