The secret behind controlling Influenza on pig farms: A podcast episode

Influenza viruses are a huge concern for swine producers around the globe: firstly, because they cause high levels of illness in the herds; secondly, because they are very contagious and evolve very quickly. Although swine (and human) influenza viruses can circulate throughout the entire year, most outbreaks do occur during late fall and winter – so there is no better time to talk about them! In this week’s episode, Dr. Laura Greiner talks with Dr. Montserrat Torremorell about the main strategies for solving influenza issues in our pig production systems. With vast experience on that topic, Dr. Montserrat explains what the differences are between influenza viruses, why sow farms are more susceptible to occurrences, and what we need to do to successfully control influenza on a practical level. 

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Investigation of sow mortality in a US system

A recent publication from the MSHMP team in the journal Vet Record analyzed around 10 years of production records to describe sow mortality and its associated risk factors across four different farms in the Midwest.

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Safe Pork abstract submission deadline has been extended to February 5

The 14th International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork will be held in New Orleans, LA, United States, from 15-17 May 2023. The conference is now accepting abstracts on food safety risks and methods that contribute to their control.

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Public health aspects related to African swine fever and global animal health – A free webinar

Register now for the second webinar in the Animal health aspects related to African swine fever series, “Public health aspects related to African swine fever and global animal health” on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:00 AM Central Standard Time.

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Introducing Processing the Litter-ature: A new podcast by the Swine Disease Eradication Center!

The Swine Disease Eradication Center is proud to present its new podcast “Processing the Litter-ature”: a podcast in which peer-reviewed papers are docked, clipped and supplemented with a field perspective.

In the first episode, Dr. Carissa Odland and Dr. Peter Davies discuss their paper “Evaluation of the Impact of Antimicrobial Use Protocols in Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus-Infected Swine on Phenotypic Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns.”

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