Describing vehicle movement patterns within a production system in the Midwest

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 presents the results of their latest project which proposed to first record vehicle movement patterns to then add that future disease prediction models. This is part 1 of their report. Part number 2 will be on the blog next week.

Key Points

  • Utilizing movement data to understand network connectivity can provide insights impacting disease control, animal welfare, and other areas.
  • The number of vehicle movements is constant over season and year, with no high or low seasons indicating a constant level of contacts. 
  • From this subset of transport data, most of the trips are to sow farms (32.5%) and Truck-wash facilities (37.6%).
  • The average time for vehicle cleaning, disinfection and baking (at the truck-wash facilities) was ~3hrs.
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The Leman Swine Meeting is here!

This year, the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference promises a new standard for online conferences! From markets, impact of COVID-19 and lessons learned, to preparing for emerging diseases, and enhancing operation’s value-added strategies. We became dedicated to providing an online platform that will wellcome a wide community of presenters and participants from all around the world! Do not wait any longer! Click here for more information and to register.

More reasons needed to join us? Please, check out some of our previous posts to convince yourself that the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference will become an outstanding online event in 2020! See you soon!

Let’s talk about vaccines at the Leman swine conference

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Kick off the final day of the Leman Conference with a stress-reducing mindfulness session

Attend all the 2020 Leman Conference workshops!

Meet the Leman Keynote Speakers!

Remembering September 11th

Many remember September 11, 2001 as a day when the world really changed for them. Many take time to remember those who died that day, and all of us should take time to reflect on the big, global challenges we are all facing. The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is dedicated to tackling issues faced by swine veterinarians and pork producers – even large global issues like international trade and African Swine Fever. We also take time every year at the Conference to remember all the people who led us and taught us so well. Take some time today to reflect and remember, and then take some time to check out all the opportunities waiting for you at the 2020 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

Kick off the final day of the Leman Conference with a stress-reducing mindfulness session

In the Labor Day weekend, many people are looking forward to some well-deserved time off and relaxation. We are on the same page! The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference has created relaxing spaces for you. Do not miss them!

Just like with animals, our gut can be a source of distress for our overall health. So be sure to tune in to the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Tuesday for “Morning Mindset — No Guts, No Glory” presented by Merck Animal Health. Dr. Auburn E. Ellis will guide you through a series of simple exercises curated specifically to create stress-reducing mindfulness as well as physically easing common gut health issues. You’ll leave the session relaxed and focused for the day. No equipment required, these techniques are ones you can use over and over again. All inspired by Merck Animal Health’s enteric disease solutions.

PRRS 2018-2020 Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) by State

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.

Dr. Kikuti and colleagues from the University of Minnesota compare PRRS 2018-20 EWMA patterns of different States.

Keypoints

  • We continue to observe different EWMA patterns across states.
  • Even though an overall higher incidence in colder months is observed, sporadic cases in warmer months were detected throughout the states.
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