Transmission of a live influenza A virus vaccine in commercial pre-weaned pigs

The Plos One journal just published a new study by Dr. Gustavo Lopez and the Torremorell lab. The objectives of the project were to...

US trial shows that oregano essential oil can improve pig unit throughput

A trial managed by Carthage Innovation Swine Solutions (CISS) in the US found that the 100 percent natural oregano essential oil (OEO) feed additive,...

Comparison of samplers collecting airborne influenza viruses: 1. Primarily impingers and cyclones

Researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine are publishing a series of articles in PLOS ONE...

Impact of nurse sows on influenza A virus transmission

A study by the Torremorell group was recently published in the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Journal. In this publication, Dr. Jorge Garrido-Mantilla et al. evaluated...

Ct values predict PRRS nursery mortality, can guide vaccination decisions

Obtaining cycle threshold (Ct) values based on processing fluids provides a practical way to identify neonatal pigs at risk for nursery mortality associated with...

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae genetic variability within swine production flows

ithin swine production flows In this recent publication in the Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Dr. Alyssa Betlach from the MycoLab at the University of...

Evaluation of viral RNA extraction methods to detect porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and...

Highlights • Extracting RNA using TRIzol reagent from filter material ground with liquid nitrogen can be used to detect PRRSv and IAV from air...

R2™ for mitigating the risk of PEDV, PRRSV and SVA -contaminated feed using an...

Introduction The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) epidemic in 2013 – 2014 caused high morbidity and mortality for hog farmers throughout North America.  Animal feed...

University of Minnesota studies water quality effects on nursery pigs

By: Brigit Lozinski, Milena Saqui-Salces, Gerald Shurson and Pedro Urriola, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science; Brent Frederick, Christensen Family Farms; Melissa Wilson,...

Contrasting animal movement and spatial connectivity networks in shaping transmission pathways of a genetically...

Researchers VanderWaal, Paploski, Makau and Corzo at the University of Minnesota provide new insights into how PRRSv spreads between farms and the importance of...
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