Molecular detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus, Porcine Circovirus 2 and Hepatitis E virus in oral fluid compared to their detection in feces and serum

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.

Doctors Plut, Kamnikar-Ciglenecki and Stukeli from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) highlight the usefulness of pig oral fluid (OF) to detect Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV), Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) and Hepatitis E virus (HEV) in different pig age categories. Read here the full article published in BMC Veterinary Research.

Key Points

  • OF, feces and serum were evaluated for the detection of PRRSV, PCV2 and HEV in six farms.
  • OF samples had good agreement with serum sample PCR results for the detection of all three viruses.
  • The study highlights that pooled samples can potentially be used to investigate viral presence on farms.
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The University of Minnesota Extension Swine Team has created a video on how to butcher a pig for home use

With few Extension resources available on how to butcher a pig for home use, Sarah Schieck Boelke and her colleagues, Ryan Cox, Dallas Dornink and Lee Johnston created a video on how to butcher a pig for home use, including human safety, pig welfare and food safety discussions. Click here to watch the video.

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Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Poster Session is going virtual!

This year the Poster Session is going virtual! More than ever, the virtual environment will allow unlimited access to the posters and opportunities to interact with presenters throughout the conference. The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference organizing committee invites abstract proposals for this conference in different thematic areas. Visit the website for more information!

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Introducing Dr. Catalina Picasso to the MSHMP Group

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.

Today, we are excited to introduce our participants and recipients to Dr. Catalina (Cata) Picasso who will be working with the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project for the near future.

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2020 Allen D Leman Swine Conference goes VIRTUAL!

Same great dates… September 19-22, 2020

Same great content…science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the global swine industry.

New great format… VIRTUAL!

Follow this link for more information!

https://ccaps.umn.edu/allen-d-leman-swine-conference