The 2022 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference offered science-based solutions to swine producers and veterinarians

The 2022 edition of the Allen D. Leman swine conference held in St. Paul, MN continued to offer a wide range of high-quality, science-driven presentations while innovating on several aspects of its program. This year was another successful edition for the UMN organizing committee, attracting more than 800 attendees from around the globe. Enjoy a few highlights from the conference and mark your calendars for next year: September 16-19, 2023!

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Boot Baths with Wet and Dry Disinfectants for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus

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.

Researchers at Kansas State University (Olivia Harrison, Catherine Grace Elijah, Allison K. Blomme, Haley Ottot, Jianfa Bai, Elizabeth Poulsen-Porter, Jason C. Woodworth, Chad B. Paulk, Jordan T. Gebhardt, and Cassandra K. Jones) share their finding the efficacy of boot baths for control of the spread of porcine viruses.

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Description of a new clade within subtype 1 of Betaarterivirus suid 1 (PRRSV1) causing severe outbreaks in Spain

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 this week’s Science Page learn more about a new PRRSV clade causing severe outbreaks in Spain, from Martí Cortey, Gerard E. Martín-Valls and Enric Mateu of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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Vaccination decreases the risk of influenza A virus reassortment but not genetic variation in pigs

Today we are sharing a recent publication from the Torremorell lab in Microbiology and Infectious Disease regarding the impact of swine influenza A vaccination on the virus reassortment and on the genetic variation observable in pigs. The full article is available in open access on the journal’s website.

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Is the PRRSV isolate obtained in cell culture the same as the virus present in the original clinical sample?

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 the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Production Animal Medicine team at Iowa State University look into whether cell culture isolates and viruses in the associated clinical samples are sequence equivalent or not.

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