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Oct 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.
Jul 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Modified-live vaccines ‘by far’ most effective tool for combatting PRRSModified-live vaccines are “by far” the most effective tool the industry currently has to control PRRSV, said Jay Calvert, PhD, research director, Global Biologicals Research, Zoetis.
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tackling PRRS: Managing outbreaks to limit damageAccording to a new guide on PRRS management, understanding how to manage the costly disease can help improve pig health and welfare, while increasing productivity.
May 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Barn location can impact PRRS exposure riskSeveral factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine...