The secret behind controlling Influenza on pig farms: A podcast episode

Influenza viruses are a huge concern for swine producers around the globe: firstly, because they cause high levels of illness in the herds; secondly, because they are very contagious and evolve very quickly. Although swine (and human) influenza viruses can circulate throughout the entire year, most outbreaks do occur during late fall and winter – so there is no better time to talk about them! In this week’s episode, Dr. Laura Greiner talks with Dr. Montserrat Torremorell about the main strategies for solving influenza issues in our pig production systems. With vast experience on that topic, Dr. Montserrat explains what the differences are between influenza viruses, why sow farms are more susceptible to occurrences, and what we need to do to successfully control influenza on a practical level. 

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Evaluating the economic impact of an autogenous influenza vaccine in the finishing phase with a pre-post analysis utilizing closeout data

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.

In today’s Science Page Kaci Way, Jessica Higgins, Todd Wolff, Derald Holtkamp and Lynette Holeman share the results of a study evaluating the benefit of influenza vaccines in finishing pigs.

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Our best blog posts for 2022: ASF, PCV3, PRRS and so much more

The University of Minnesota swine group wishes you a Happy New Year and great things to come this year!

We wanted to take a moment to reflect on some the most read articles from the past year. Thank you for growing with us, and we look forward to many more interesting and insightful articles and blog posts in 2023!

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Evaluation of internal farm biosecurity measures combined with sow vaccination to prevent influenza A virus infection in groups of due‑to‑wean pigs

Today we are sharing a new publication from the Torremorell’s lab regarding the impact that internal biosecurity measures can have on influenza A infection in piglets, when combined with sow vaccination. The article is available in open access on the Vet Research journal’s website.

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Evaluation of dam parity and internal biosecurity practices in influenza infections in piglets prior to weaning

This week we are sharing a recent publication from the Torremorell lab in the Preventive Veterinary Medicine journal, looking at the impact of internal biosecurity measures such as cross-fostering and sow parity on influenza infections in piglets.

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