SwineCast Industry

PRRS in the Air

PRRS and Field Applicable PRRS Control ResearchLearning 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.

What Are New PRRS Vaccine Research Findings?

Interferon-Alpha Responses Following PRRS Vaccination and ChallengePRRS 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.

What is Your Big Data and Pork Plan?

Benchmark Analysis of Production and Financial Measures Across Nursery, Finishing and Wean-to-Finish Closeouts in North AmericaThis 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.


Can You Stop Swine Influenza in Your Pork Operation?

Swine Influenza: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their RiskPreparing 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.

PRRS Today and Tomorrow

PRRS: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their RiskReady 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.
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