Evaluating the uses of geofencing under field conditions

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 sharing an update from Dr. Andreia Arruda’s lab at the Ohio State University.

Key Points

  • The vertically integrated structure of swine production and the network among swine facilities allow important swine pathogens to spread within and between production sites.
  • This study assessed the use of a geofencing technology to monitor personnel movements within multisite production systems.
  • Social network analysis indicated that employees in administrative and technical support roles are an important consideration with respect to increasing indirect connections between sites of different production phases.
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Investigation of ultraviolet C (UVC) doses in homemade UVC chambers with items commonly used 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.

This week, the 2021 Morrison Swine Innovator Prize winner, Kaci Way has written a summary of her project with her mentor Dr. Kayla Henness from the Maschhoffs.

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Best of Leman 2020: Forecasting PRRSV breaks based on biosecurity risks

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.

During the Carlos Pijoan SDEC symposium, Dr. Gustavo Machado shared insights on biosecurity practices at the farm level and the impact they can have on PRRS outbreaks. We hope you enjoy his talk.

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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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