UMN students and faculty recognized at the 52nd AASV annual meeting

This past week-end, the 52nd AASV annual meeting was held online. Participants were welcomed into the meeting platform with a realistic-looking conference lobby. The UMN swine faculty and students were recognized by the association for their important work from research findings to outstanding service to the industry.

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Emerging PRRS Virus 1-4-4 Raises Risk

Podcasts are a perfect way to get caught up with new swine information! We are presenting you the latest episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

‘At The Meeting’ Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison¬†looks into preliminary data revealing that wean-to-finish operations are perhaps at greatest risk from the PRRS 144 virus that emerged last fall in the Upper Midwest.

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Can pigs get COVID-19 and transmit the virus to humans?

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 we are sharing an update from the National Pork Board in relation to pigs, humans and COVID-19.

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Summary of: Susceptibility of domestic swine to SARS-CoV2

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, we are sharing the summary of a publication by Pickering et al. regarding the susceptibility of pigs to SARS-CoV2, the agent responsible for COVID-19 in humans.

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Transmission of a live influenza A virus vaccine in commercial pre-weaned pigs

The Plos One journal just published a new study by Dr. Gustavo Lopez and the Torremorell lab. The objectives of the project were to  1)assess the onset and duration of live attenuated influenza vaccine shedding in vaccinated pre-weaned pigs, 2)investigate the transmission of the live attenuated influenza vaccine from vaccinated to non-vaccinated pigs under field conditions and 3)evaluate whether the live attenuated influenza vaccine could be aerosolized and detected in the environment.

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