Control Procedures Work Dr. Clayton Johnson, The Maschhoffs, shares how they have applied porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) control protocols. Dr. Johnson highlights the measurements and processes used on a regular basis to help sustain the health of their herds.
Building Your Biosecurity Dr. Derald Holtkamp, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, looks at the development of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) outbreak investigations. One of the key messages is that biosecurity is a must maintain program in operations. He talks about tactics how to implement and sustain biosecurity.
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.