Prevalence comparison among different MSHMP cohorts

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.

University of Minnesota researchers Mariana Kikuti, Miranda Medrano, Marcello Melini, Carles Vilalta, Juan Sanhueza, Emily Geary, Cesar Corzo compare PRRSV disease status between systems that originally shared their sow herd status with MSHMP and those that joined the program later.

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Best of Leman 2021: Peter Davies – MRSA colonization and health risks in swine veterinarians and companion animal veterinarians

This is our most popular series on the blog. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

You can find all of the presentations selected from previous conferences on the blog here.

This month we take a look at MRSA with Dr. Peter Davies (University of Minnesota). Are you a researcher who would like to present their research at the Leman Swine Conference? Abstract collection has started for the 2022 Leman Conference! Read about the requirements and submission process on the Leman Swine Website.

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Summary: Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes for Screening Dead Pigs for African Swine Fever

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.

Researchers from many different countries and institutions came together to bring us this week’s Science Friday article on African Swine Fever. Goonewardene, Onyilagha, Goolia, Phan Le, Blome, and Ambagala share information on Superficial Inguinal Lymph Nodes (SILNs) sampling for screening for ASF.

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Evolution of Mycoplasma Elimination: 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.

The ATM team and guests provide insights into achieving Mycoplasma elimination at the system level, and the lessons these experiences might have for other swine diseases. Joining the ATM team are Dr. Paul Yeske (Swine Vet Center) and Dr. Maria Pieters (University of Minnesota).

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DVM students: apply to the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize!

Veterinary students: Are you shadowing a swine practitioner this summer or have you been involved in an interesting clinical case investigation? Did you work on your veterinary skills by designing a differential diagnosis list or working on a treatment plan? Did you investigate a problem by analyzing production records? Share your work at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference to win the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize!

Attending the Leman Conference is a great opportunity for veterinary students who want to network with industry leaders. Submissions to enter in the selection to present at the DVM student session at the Leman Conference should be uploaded at z.umn.edu/MSIP by August 15th at the end of the day.

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference includes a session for veterinary students to demonstrate their problem-solving skills through the presentation of a case or experience where students challenged their clinical training and problem-solving capabilities necessary for day-to-day practice. Creativity and originality in the support and delivery are encouraged. The session will take place in-person during the afternoon of Sunday, September 18 at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference and will include presentations from 7 veterinary students. Invited students will receive a $1,000 stipend and free admission to the Leman Swine Conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Zhitnitskiy at pboyer@umn.edu. For more information about the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize visit z.umn.edu/MSIP.