Analyzing Swine Feed Ingredients and Pork Products from ASF Affected Countries

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, Dr. Gil Patterson, Chief Medical Officer at VetNOW shares a summary of his publication in Transboundary and emerging Diseases, focusing on swine feed ingredients and pork products imported from countries affected by African Swine Fever.

Key Points

  • Feed and feed ingredients can act as an introduction pathway for African swine fever into the US that needs to be considered
  • Analysis focusing on high-risk products from ASF positive countries can help identify entry pathways into the US and assess risk
  • The ability to focus in on different products, entry pathways, and country of origin provides flexibility to address a range of questions
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Persistent PRRS in Finishing Pigs Raises Concerns

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.

Various PRRS strains, including 144 lineage C, remain dangerously active in the Midwest pig production belt, despite a hot, dry summer.

Three veterinarians describe what they are seeing and doing to reverse PRRS-driven losses. Dr. Deb Murray (New Fashion Pork), Dr. Kat Wood (Christensen Farms), and Dr. Ryan Strobel (Swine Vet Center), have a lively and timely discussion with the The ATM team (Dr. Montserrat Torremorell – College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Dr. Gordon Spronk – Pipestone Veterinary Services, and Dr. Tom Wetzell – Swine Veterinary Consultant).

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Average time sites stay in a naïve PRRSV status: Preliminary Results

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.

Key points

  • Up to February 2021, 209 breeding herd moved to a PRRS naïve status a total of 259 times.
  • On average, sites remained naïve approximately two years before changing to a different status.
  • Most naïve sites moved to an active PRRSV break status in an average one and a half years.
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ASF returns to the Caribbean: a podcast

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.

African Swine Fever (ASF) returns to the Caribbean is the focus of this episode. After nearly 50 years, African Swine Fever (ASF) has returned to threaten the Caribbean swine population, including Puerto Rico. What are the risks for producers?

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