John Blue, SwineCast Industry

John Blue is the editor of the SwineCast update and the SwineCast Industry blogs.
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PRRS Historical Perspective and Area Regional Control

Dr. Joe Connor - Historical Perspective of PRRS Area Regional Control (PRRS ARC)Past PRRS ARC Actions Help Us Learn For Future Dr. Joe Connor, Carthage Vet Service, shares historical perspectives of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) and the area regional control (ARC) lessons learned to date. Dr. Connor concludes with some suggestions on directions veterinarians, farm staff & management, and related industry partners should take: communicate more; continue to build out information and data resources to help detect, monitor, and act; and be vigilant on biosecurity.

Drs. Enrique Mondaca and Erin Johnson-Lowe - How can we view and communicate more easily about swine diseases ?


How can we view and communicate more easily? The Dashboard and Report Builder - Drs. Enrique Mondaca and Erin Johnson-Lowe, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Enrique Mondaca - How Can We Better Evaluate Sequences? The Phylogenetic Pareto


How Can We Better Evaluate Sequences? The Phylogenetic Pareto - Dr. Enrique Mondaca, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Andres Perez - PRRS Epidemiology: Closing Some of Our Knowledge Gaps


PRRS Epidemiology: Closing Some of Our Knowledge Gaps - Dr. Andres Perez, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Poul Rathjen - How can we work together to succeed? ARC and Vaccine


How can we work together to succeed? ARC and Vaccine - Dr. Poul Rathjen, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. John Kolb - Application of a System-Based PRRS Control Methodology


Application of a System-Based PRRS Control Methodology: A systematic approach for PRRS control within a region that is cost effective and brings documented, repeatable value - Dr. John Kolb, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Erin Johnson-Lowe - How can we collect important information on-farm? I-FormBuilder


How can we collect important information on-farm? I-FormBuilder - Dr. Erin Johnson-Lowe, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Joe Connor - Historical Perspective of PRRS Area Regional Control (PRRS ARC)


Historical Perspective of PRRS Area Regional Control (PRRS ARC) – PRV What Lessons Apply to PRRSv Control and Elimination? - Dr. Joe Connor, Carthage Vet Service, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

How Ready Are We For Another Disease Outbreak?

Surveillance in Swine IndustryQuicker Detection Needed Dr. Jeff Zimmerman, Iowa State University, asks "Are we ready for the next emergent disease?". While the swine industry is extremely efficient, Dr. Zimmerman believes there are vulnerabilities to the admission of diseases.

CRISPR Bacon

The Use of Transgenic Pigs in PRRSV ResearchTransgenic Pigs in PRRSV Research Dr. Randy Prather, University of Missouri, talks about the idea of genetic engineering of pigs for PRRSV resistance. Dr. Prather shows the approaches to the development of the SIGLEC1 pigs that uses Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) to make CRISPR Bacon. Dr. Prather says some in vitro resistance to PRRSv infection has been identified but that challenge studies need to be done.