Learning About Airborne PRRS Dr. Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, provides a status of porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and field applicable PRRS control research. Dr. Dee discusses the challenges of airborne PRRS to filtered sow farms. He also looks that strategies that can be applied to reduce the airborne risks.
PRRS Vaccine Research Dr. Jay Calvert, Zoetis, present data on interferon-alpha responses following a porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome (PRRS) vaccination. Dr. Calvert shares that vaccination of suckling pigs as early as one day old can result in vaccine replication and induction of moderate amount of interferon-alpha.
This Pig Has Data Dr. Tom Stein, Executive Chairman at MetaFarms, Inc., shares how swine farms and systems are benchmarked for nursery, finishing and wean to finish close out information.
In helping present the information on about 14 million pigs, Dr. Stein suggests that operations accept variation and manage for it. Also, he suggests that the frontier of managing operations is dealing with space, flow and weight and recommends operations teams think prediction factors vs risk factors.
Preparing Your Team for Infleuza Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, Allen D. Leman Chair in Swine Health and Productivity Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, provides an update on the current state of swine influenza and what the future might hold. Dr. Torremorell also provides direction on what producers can do to reduce their risk.
Ready to Handle PRRS? Dr. David Wright, Voluntary Regional PRRS Elimination Project Coordinator in Minnesota, offers an update on the current Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) situation. Dr. Wright also shares an investigation into some of the opportunities in managing and controlling PRRS in the future.