Tag Archive: Kim VanderWaal, PED, PRRS
May 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Today’s forecast: Scattered PRRS outbreaks with isolated sprinkles of PEDForecasting swine-disease outbreaks might become a lot like predicting the weather as scientists combine monitoring disease data with computer models.
Mar 02, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gene editing offers future options to address swine diseasesWhether the focus is human or animal medicine, gene editing has created a buzz today about its potential for addressing numerous health issues.
Jan 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian says both pigs, caregivers suffered in antibiotic-free studyA study looking at how pigs challenged with PRRS performed in an antibiotic-free production setting needed to be stopped for welfare reasons so the pigs could be treated with antibiotics.
Nov 29, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 17 years of detective work, shared experiences helping pork industry get ahead of PRRSThe evolution of knowledge about PRRS is now enabling pork producers and their veterinarians to make headway combatting this difficult and costly disease.
Oct 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Processing fluids helping to fine tune diagnostics in swine herds thought to be PRRS-negativeCollecting aggregate samples of processing fluids during tail docking and castration is proving to be an excellent way to monitor herds for porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS) virus,...
Sep 25, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Good data key to making sound PRRS decisionsImplementing metrics and utilizing predictive analytics can help pork producers improve their management of PRRS.
Aug 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Nuts n’ tails’ fluid testing is promising, practical method of PRRSV monitoringTesting fluids obtained from routine castration and tail-docking procedures looks to be a promising, practical and affordable way to improve monitoring for PRRSV.
Aug 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tips for successful oral-fluid sampling for PRRSVOral-fluid sampling is an easy way to detect PRRSV or track changes in PRRSV infections in populations — and it can optimize your survey efforts by keeping a few simple tips in mind.
Aug 01, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Building a better understanding of biosecurity and PRRS risksAt the center of any biosecurity program is the goal of preventing pathogens or diseases from entering and infecting a swine herd. Perhaps no disease has challenged producers and veterinarians as...
Jul 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Scientists genetically engineer PRRS-resistant pigsScientists in Scotland have discovered a way to genetically engineer pigs to be resistant to one of the mostly costly livestock diseases in the world.