Diseases

Swine disease management sets a good example

Livestock production today is efficient and for the most part conducted under the best management available, including close relationships with veterinarians. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Traceability is like a bad penny

Animal identification is like a bad penny, it just keeps coming back around. But unlike that penny, animal ID/traceback is becoming increasingly valuable in the marketplace and not having an all-inclusive program is becoming increasingly risky. FULL STORY »

More FMD reported in China

A case of foot-and-mouth disease has been identified in China’s Penghu County. While FMD is nothing new, China’s animal health officials are working to reduce disease outbreaks and boost biosecurity. FULL STORY »

South Korea may be facing a new FMD break

South Korean animal health officials are investigating a potential case of foot-and-mouth disease on a cattle farm. The country’s agriculture ministry says the farm is located near Pohang city, approximately 230 miles from Seoul. FULL STORY »

Spronk receives Allen D. Leman Science in Practice award

Gordon Spronk, DVM, Pipestone, Minn., received the 2011 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. Created in honor of Allen D. Leman, DVM, the award honors individuals who have made a significant impact on swine health management research. FULL STORY »

Pork producers urged to learn about PRRS elimination project

Pork producers who are interested in voluntary regional efforts to control PRRS virus are invited to a Regional PRRS Elimination meeting on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the U of M West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 State Hwy. 329, Morris, Minn. FULL STORY »

New technologies emerge in the battle against PRRS

Research scientists are constantly evaluating technologies for their effectiveness in controlling the spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). Throughout the research process PRRS modified live vaccine virus was applied to two groups of different surfaces and materials commonly seen in a pork production unit. FULL STORY »

Novel H3N2 flu viruses cause illness in two children

A/H3N2 influenza viruses circulating in swine acquired a gene from the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus and recently infected two young children, one in Indiana and one in Pennsylvania, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported. FULL STORY »

Minnesota PRRS elimination meeting, Sept. 12

The effort to eliminate the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus started with a project around Morris, Minn. Now Minnesota is adding one more to the total of two dozen PRRS Area Regional Control and Elimination projects underway across the United States. FULL STORY »

Can you identify FMD in swine?

To assist veterinarians and pork producers, a new Foot Mouth Disease Pocket Guide includes laminated pictures of FMD symptoms in swine and feral swine, and more what steps to take. FULL STORY »

PRRS price tag, $664 million

For nearly 20 years, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome has taken a financial toll on individual producers as well as the industry as a whole. A new study updates the costly impact. FULL STORY »

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