Understanding Sow Mortality: Part 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.

This week, the MSHMP team in collaboration with PIC and Dr. John Deen, shares the second part of their investigation into sow mortality. If you missed part 1, it is still available on the blog.

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Understanding Sow Mortality: Part 1

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, the MSHMP team reports on the analysis of a decade of production records regarding sow mortality. This is the first article of a two-part series, that focuses on the monthly incidence of sow mortality as well as the reasons recorded for sow mortality.

Continue reading “Understanding Sow Mortality: Part 1”

A podcast on sow mortality: what is new?

In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the group discusses sow mortality.

Dr. John Deen from the University of Minnesota shares his expertise with podcasts hosts Dr. Montse Torremorell, Dr. Gordon Spronk and Dr. Tom Wetzell.

Sow mortality continues to be an issue in swine production over North America. It used to be an issue 20 years ago but has made a come back at the forefront of producers’ mind.

Listen to the podcast (17 minutes)

For those of you who would like to read some more about Dr. Jason Ross’s project, his slides from the 2018 Allen D. Leman swine conference can be found online.

Happy 4th of July for our readers in the United States!