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Updated PRRS research book now available online

A new guide on managing porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is now available online from the National Pork Board.

The 88-page booklet, PRRS Initiative Research, spans 20 years of Pork Checkoff-funded research and is said to be the most comprehensive source of available on the costly swine disease.

“Each year, the effect of PRRS is felt on pig farms across the country, and it has a $664 million annual impact on the US pork industry,” said David Pyburn, DVM, senior vice president of science and technology, NPB.

The guide has six sections including:

  • Immunology, virology and pathogenesis
  • Vaccine development
  • Epidemiology, risk factors and control strategies
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Surveillance and elimination strategies
  • Genetic resistance

 

For a free copy, click here.

 

 

Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board.


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