Podacst: Dr. Daniel Linhares: PRRS – it’s time we learn to fight back

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PRRS virus has affected herds across the United States for over 30 years and has been a major cause of economic losses across the industry. As many farms are now PRRS positive, or are very likely to eventually contract PRRS, it is important to understand how to monitor, control, or even eliminate PRRS on our farms. In today’s talk with Dr. Daniel Linhares, he discusses several methods of dealing with PRRS to prevent infection and subsequent economic losses and how best to mitigate its effects if infection has already occurred.

“𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘙𝘙𝘚 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴, 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘺.” – 𝗗𝗿. 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗹 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:
1. Monitoring PRRS
2. Advantages of pooling samples
3. Pooling oral and processing fluids
4. Testing for elimination
5. Categories of viral populations
6. Controlling PRRS
7. Control in a grow-finish barn
8. Next Generation Regional Control Program

𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Dr. Daniel Linhares is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the swine unit of the Food Supply Veterinary Medicine (FSVM) Section of the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Dr. Linhares commits approximately 55% of his time to research, 30% to professional practice and outreach, 10% to teaching and 5% to institutional service. He currently conducts research with post-DVM graduate students on “Development and evaluation of strategies to improve health and productivity of swine populations under field conditions”, and in 2019 won the Early Career Achievement in Research award at Iowa State University. He aspires to teach graduate students about animal production and to help them develop critical thinking skills so that they may be an asset to the industry.