Remembering Bob Morrison

This month marks the 5th anniversary of Dr. Bob Morrison’s passing, and we at Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP) and the UMN Swine Group want to commemorate him and his extensive and meaningful work. In the years since Bob’s death, many people have spoken and written about his professional contributions nationally and internationally to academia, research and the swine industry.

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Midwest Veterinarian Earns Top U.S. Swine Award

Antimicrobial resistance in swine and its interconnections to animal welfare and the sustainability of pork operations has fascinated Carissa Odland, DVM, for years. A farm’s performance on these factors can be the difference between profitability and loss. Yet, not enough is known to give producers a reliable recipe for success. Dr. Odland aims to change that.

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Prevalence comparison among different MSHMP cohorts

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.

University of Minnesota researchers Mariana Kikuti, Miranda Medrano, Marcello Melini, Carles Vilalta, Juan Sanhueza, Emily Geary, Cesar Corzo compare PRRSV disease status between systems that originally shared their sow herd status with MSHMP and those that joined the program later.

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Best of Leman 2021: Peter Davies – MRSA colonization and health risks in swine veterinarians and companion animal veterinarians

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.

You can find all of the presentations selected from previous conferences on the blog here.

This month we take a look at MRSA with Dr. Peter Davies (University of Minnesota). Are you a researcher who would like to present their research at the Leman Swine Conference? Abstract collection has started for the 2022 Leman Conference! Read about the requirements and submission process on the Leman Swine Website.

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Summary: Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes for Screening Dead Pigs for African Swine Fever

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 from many different countries and institutions came together to bring us this week’s Science Friday article on African Swine Fever. Goonewardene, Onyilagha, Goolia, Phan Le, Blome, and Ambagala share information on Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes (SILNs) sampling for screening for ASF.

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