Farmscape for April 16, 2019
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The Swine Health Information Center reports, while the movement of PRRS has been relatively limited in the U.S. this spring, there have been increased reports of PED and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. The Swine Health Information Center has released its April 2019 Newsletter. Dr. Paul Sundberg, the Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center, notes April Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring Report features a new online portal for viewing full report dashboards.
Clip-Dr. Paul Sundberg-Swine Health Information Center:
PRRS has been relatively quiet this winter and into this spring as far as continued infections and spread go and so that’s a welcome development. PED, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, however, has increased through March and that detection is at a higher level than what we would expect through an analysis of history. There may be a number of things going on there, including the weather, pig movement, animal movement, people moving the virus around. We don’t have a lot of report of why but certainly are monitoring what and we’re looking for that. For PRRS and for PED, that’s happened through March. Also what we’ve started to do is we’ve started to report the detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.
That is an infection that has high interest right now for producers and for veterinarians for control and so we’re adding Mycoplasma to the list of diseases that we’re reporting about. There has been through March increased detection of Mycoplasma and there are higher than expected incidents of Mycoplasma based on that historical information.
Dr. Sundberg says the full reports as well as a link to the new on line portal are available on the SwineHealth.Org web site.
For Farmscape.Ca, I’m Bruce Cochrane.
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