Evaluation of internal farm biosecurity measures combined with sow vaccination to prevent influenza A virus infection in groups of due‑to‑wean pigs

Today we are sharing a new publication from the Torremorell’s lab regarding the impact that internal biosecurity measures can have on influenza A infection in piglets, when combined with sow vaccination. The article is available in open access on the Vet Research journal’s website.

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Best of Leman 2022: Jerry Torrison -FADs… Are we ready (together)?

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.

For our first Best of Leman for 2022, we listen to Dr. Jerry Torrison giving one of the conference’s keynote presentations, on Foreign Animal Disease preparedness.

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The role of feed in sustainable pork production: How feeding programs affect environmental impacts of pork production – Part 1

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 and next week’s science pages are brought us by researchers in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Animal Science: Zhaohui Yang, Pedro Urriola, Lee Johnston, and Gerald Shurson.

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Leman Conference in Spanish Invitation

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.

During November 16-17th 2022, the University of Minnesota Swine Group will be hosting our second virtual Leman Conference exclusively in Spanish,
which includes important topics in health, biosecurity, production, emerging diseases, and sustainability. This virtual event is a great opportunity for
Spanish-speaking individuals working in U.S. pig production systems. The conference will have two keynote sessions that will cover the current ASF
situation in the Dominican Republic and the nutritional and feeding strategies when feed ingredients are costly. In addition, we will have 17
presentations dedicated to respiratory disease control; Senecavirus diagnostics, control, and elimination; strategies for decreasing mortality in all
production stages; best biosecurity practices, and sustainability programs presented by industry leaders. We will also have a diagnostic workshop that
will feature a practical necropsy session with best practices to perform post-mortem examinations. Monday is the last day to register! Register online at: https://lemanespanol.umn.edu/

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US-SHIP Marks a Year of Progress: a podcast episode

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 U.S. Swine Health Improvement Plan (US-SHIP) project has rapidly gained momentum over the past year. The At The Meeting team revisits the Swine Health Improvement Plan a year later with the leaders of the project Dr. Rodger Main (Iowa State University) and Dr. Tyler Holck (Iowa State University).

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