Investigation of ultraviolet C (UVC) doses in homemade UVC chambers with items commonly used on swine farms

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 2021 Morrison Swine Innovator Prize winner, Kaci Way has written a summary of her project with her mentor Dr. Kayla Henness from the Maschhoffs.

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Virtual Leman Conference in Spanish on December 2021

This year we decided to expand the outreach offerings of the AD Leman Swine Conference to include a program dedicated to Spanish-speaking swine industry professionals, including swine professionals in North America. With COVID, travel restrictions, and the growing participation of the Hispanic labor force in the North American swine industry, there is a need to provide training in Spanish to Spanish-speaking swine industry professionals in North America. The small session offered in Spanish at Leman was just not enough to cover the growing needs that the swine industry has. This coupled with the tremendous response to the 2020 Leman Conference when the conference was delivered virtually in English, Spanish and Portuguese, we decided to create and launch a separate virtual Leman Conference for the Spanish speaking community whether they are in the U.S., Canada, Latin America or anywhere else around the world. 

The first Leman Conference in Spanish will be held virtually on December 1st and 2nd of 2021. The conference is designed to bring the latest relevant scientific information to help solve current and emerging industry challenges. A total of 3 keynotes and 18 technical presentations will address specific areas related to Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness, African Swine Fever Control Experiences, Health and Biosecurity, Production, Nutrition, Diagnostics and Human Resources. The presentations will include a mix of practical, basic, and somewhat more complex topics all delivered in Spanish with extensive opportunities to ask questions and interact with the presenters. Here are a few of the presentations that will be given during the event.

  • Current situation of PRRS 144 variant in the US industry and how to protect your farm
  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae control and elimination: Current perspectives
  • Management practices to wean flu negative pigs
  • Biosecurity non-negotiables in a pig production system: A practical approach
  • ASF: clinical presentation and lesions
  • ASF in the Americas: What we learned in the past and how do we get ready for the future
  • Current status of ASF vaccines
  • Producers, veterinarians, and government: getting ready for foreign animal diseases
  • Feeding and nutrition for a healthy pig
  • Dynamic management of the nutrition program for modern sows

If you or any of your team members is interested in participating in this conference, more information can be found at: www.lemanenespanol.com 

Planning Committee

Montse Torremorell, Maria Pieters, Pedro Urriola, Fabio Vannucci, Albert Rovira, Cesar A Corzo

Updated epidemiological curve of cases associated with the new PRRS Lineage 1C RFLP1-4-4 variant

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.

As the MSHMP team continues to monitor the detection of the newly described PRRSv Lineage 1C RFLP 1-4-4 variant, they are updating the epidemiological curve of cases associated with this variant.

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Conferencia Porcina Allen D. Leman en español – Spanish Leman conference

Cada año cientos de participantes de más de 20 países, incluyendo a veterinarios y profesionales vinculados a la salud, producción y administración porcina, acuden a la conferencia de la Leman. La mezcla entre ciencia básica, aplicada y experiencias de campo, les permite a los miembros de la industria porcina mantenerse actualizados con información de último nivel para que sea usada e implementada en sus sistemas de producción.

Dada la situación de COVID-19 a nivel mundial, la dificultad de viajar internacionalmente y al éxito que la conferencia de la Leman tuvo en 2020 ofreciendo charlas traducidas al español, el comité organizador decidió acercarse a la audiencia de habla hispana y realizar una conferencia virtual solamente en español este año.

Esta edición en español contará con presentaciones de temas actuales aplicables a los profesionales líderes del sector porcino, formato virtual e interactivo, acceso a las grabaciones de las presentaciones hasta marzo de 2022 y presentaciones de posters que se aceptarán en PDF hasta el 15 de noviembre, al respecto, un panel con líderes de la industria porcina resumirá los mensajes más destacados de estos.

Como siempre la misión continúa siendo la de contribuir al desarrollo, crecimiento y capacitación de todos los individuos que participan en la industria

Esperamos contar con su presencia en la primera conferencia de la Leman en español.

Regístrese aquí para recibir los detalles de esta conferencia.

Para más información ver: lemanespanol.umn.edu

Post-epidemic dynamics of PEDV in the United States: Current trends and patterns

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 is sharing what they are observing regarding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus in the US. What are the trends and patterns emerging years after the epidemic?

Main Points 

  • Since July 2014, the number of PEDV yearly outbreaks reduced both numerically and in geographical distribution.
  • PEDV outbreaks occur seasonally, with most cases being detected during winter.
  • Spatial-temporal clusters of PEDV outbreaks were detected, most of which occurred prior to 2019.

Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a swine enteric viral disease first documented in the U.S. swine population in 2013, at which time it sparked a major epidemic. Since then, PEDV has persisted in the U.S. breeding herd with low incidence during the post-epidemic period. Despite continued monitoring and surveillance, there is minimal research and understanding of the endemic phase of PEDV in the country. Our objective was to characterize PEDV in the U.S. breeding herd in the post epidemic period (spatial-temporal distribution of cases and associated factors). 

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