Evaluating the economic impact of an autogenous influenza vaccine in the finishing phase with a pre-post analysis utilizing closeout data

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.

In today’s Science Page Kaci Way, Jessica Higgins, Todd Wolff, Derald Holtkamp and Lynette Holeman share the results of a study evaluating the benefit of influenza vaccines in finishing pigs.

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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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Vaccination decreases the risk of influenza A virus reassortment but not genetic variation in pigs

Today we are sharing a recent publication from the Torremorell lab in Microbiology and Infectious Disease regarding the impact of swine influenza A vaccination on the virus reassortment and on the genetic variation observable in pigs. The full article is available in open access on the journal’s website.

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Modeling the transmission and vaccination strategy for PRRS virus

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 Science Page is written by Dr. Galvis et al. from the Machado lab at North Carolina State University. They report their results with modeling PRRSv transmission in situations where vaccines can be used as mitigation tools.

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Transmission of a live influenza A virus vaccine in commercial pre-weaned pigs

The Plos One journal just published a new study by Dr. Gustavo Lopez and the Torremorell lab. The objectives of the project were to  1)assess the onset and duration of live attenuated influenza vaccine shedding in vaccinated pre-weaned pigs, 2)investigate the transmission of the live attenuated influenza vaccine from vaccinated to non-vaccinated pigs under field conditions and 3)evaluate whether the live attenuated influenza vaccine could be aerosolized and detected in the environment.

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