Susceptibility of swine cells and domestic pigs to SARS-CoV-2

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.

Dr. Meekins and his team shared their latest results regarding how susceptible domestic pigs and cultured swine cells are to SARS-CoV2.

Key points

  • Cultured swine cells are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, but domestic pigs are resistant to infection.
  • Pigs are unlikely to be carriers of SARS-CoV-2 or relevant pre-clinical animal models for the development of COVID-19 vaccines or therapeutics.
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The University of Minnesota Extension Swine Team has created a video on how to butcher a pig for home use

With few Extension resources available on how to butcher a pig for home use, Sarah Schieck Boelke and her colleagues, Ryan Cox, Dallas Dornink and Lee Johnston created a video on how to butcher a pig for home use, including human safety, pig welfare and food safety discussions. Click here to watch the video.

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COVID-19’s Impact on China’s Swine Industry

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.

At The Meeting’ Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison┬áhears from Dr. Duan Lianmao and Art Xue of Riverstone Farms about COVID-19’s impact on China’s swine industry.

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COVID-19 Impact: The reality of how work and community intersect

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.

At The Meeting’ Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison learns from Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute, on how she is focused on finding a way to replace our fear of a COVID-19 infection with an understanding of the pandemic’s true health risks.

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COVID-19 Impact: Masking Hunger

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.

At a time when pork producers are forced to dispose of pigs, other Americans are struggling with a lack of food. In this episode of At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison the hosts discuss getting food to those who need it with Matt Gassen, CEO of Feeding South Dakota, an affiliate of the Feeding America program.

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