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.
Dr. Tyler Te Grotenhuis (Christensen Farms) and Dr. Mike Eisenmenger (recently retired from the Swine Vet Center) discuss with the At The Meeting team how to implement biosecurity on nursery-grow-finish sites.
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In the previous science page, Gabriela Bucini, Scott C. Merrill, Eric M. Clark, and Julie M. Smith of the Social Ecological Gaming and Simulation Lab at the University of Vermont shared that the decisions made by the players in different scenarios of disease risk, risk communication strategies, and neighboring farm biosecurity implementation allowed us to identify three prominent behavioral groups. The risk tolerant players invested very little in biosecurity in contrast to risk averse players who invested consistently throughout the simulation to protect their farms. Our third category, risk opportunists, primarily invested in biosecurity during high risk scenarios but limited investments during rounds with lower chance of infection.
Continue reading “Wait and see? Biosecurity decision-making under disease risk – Part 2”
This short science page offers insights on decision making where a wait-and-see attitude induces a delay in biosecurity investments and implementation, which creates instability and uncertainty in the industry’s ability and capacity to control disease. Written by Gabriela Bucini, Scott C. Merrill, Eric M. Clark, and Julie M. Smith of the Social Ecological Gaming and Simulation Lab, University of Vermont.
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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.
University of Minnesota researchers Mariana Kikuti, Xiaomei Yue, Marcello Melini, Emily Geary, Paulo Fioravante, and Cesar Corzo share information regarding how seasons affect PEDV incidents in breeding herds in this week’s Science Page.
Continue reading “Seasonality of PEDV incidence in breeding herds during endemic transmission in the U.S.”
The University of Minnesota had two Student Award Winners at the 2023 Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases! Both students received Animal Health Institute/Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation Biosafety & Biosecurity Awards for their presentations at the conference.
Continue reading “Congratulations to University of Minnesota students Ilya Slizovskiy and Lan Wang on their awards from CRWAD!”