Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project: Annual Summary (2019/2020)

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.

Another MSHMP year has gone by and certainly will be one to remember due to the public health emergency leading to a crisis in our industry. Today, Dr. Cesar A Corzo provides comprehensive 2019/2020 concluding remarks and project updates. Thank you to all MSHMP participants for continuing to communicate and report status changes!

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Introducing Dr. Catalina Picasso to the MSHMP Group

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.

Today, we are excited to introduce our participants and recipients to Dr. Catalina (Cata) Picasso who will be working with the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project for the near future.

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Porcine Deltacoronavirus in MSHMP sow herds

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.

Today, Dr. Kikuti and other members of the MSHMP team from the University of Minnesota share the Porcine Deltacoronavirus cases reported on MSHMP participant sow farms from January 2015 to the present.

Key Points

  • Porcine Deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is still present in sow herds since it was first reported in the US in 2014.
  • Number of cases reported per month averaged 3.2 cases between January 2015 and May 2020.
  • PDCoV testing and reporting should continue in order to increase our understanding of the disease.
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Yearly incidence rate of PRRS per MSHMP Participating Production System

This week, the MSHMP team is sharing the yearly PRRS incidence rates in the 39 participating systems.

Keypoints

  • The average incidence rate for all systems during the entire period described was 0.27 PRRS outbreaks per farm per year.
  • The incidence rate of PRRS outbreaks within a system varies across years with some participants continuing to have lower incidences.
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Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project 2019 Summary

Keypoints

The Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Program hit several milestones during the year 2019.

  • 3.39 million sows are part of the project
  • A new database
  • 2 new major areas of focus: sequencing and transport data analysis
  • 7 scientific and peer-reviewed publications
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