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 look at the results of a joint study between the Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Agroceres Pic and the UMN Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that looked at the connection between newborn piglets presenting with large caudally rotated ears and PCV3 infection.
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.
We can find all of the presentations selected from previous conferences on the blog here.
This week, Dr. Linhares’s team from Iowa State University is proposing a model to analyze wean-to-finish mortality based on whole-herd parameters such as farrowing rate, PRRS status or even management factors.
An automated model was developed to consolidate multiple data streams from weaning cohorts to their respective closeouts.
Sow farm productivity and health are highly associated with wean to finish mortality.
Sow farm-related data explained 74.1% of the variation observed on wean to finish mortality.