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Highlights fromthe 2018 AASV Meeting
Gene Spellman with Central Life Schiences Presented at the AASV meeting In San Diago on recent work done in conjunction with Iowa State University implicating flies as vector in the transmission of PED, PRRS and Seneca Valley virus. Clarify is a product that can be fed continuously in the feed to control flies, fruit flies and Indian Meal Moths. It does not require a VFD and has 0 days slaughter withdrawal.

Dr. Derald HoltKamp reported results from a study at ISU looking at routes of PRRS virus transmission to help producers and veterinarians focus on biosecurity efforts. They used the results of a risk assessment survey to facilitate discussion with the herd veterinarian and producer in order to try to assign risk to various activities.

Dr. Will Lopez from ISU presented at AASV on the work their group has done with processing fluids where fluid from the tails and testicles is collected at processing. This fluid can be used to monitor if a herd is producing PRRS negative piglets.

Number of PED-Infected Swine Sites Down in Manitoba
Jenelle-Hamblin of Manitoba Pork reports that the eradication of virus from the premises that were infected has gone extremely well and of the 80 infected premises, 64 have reached the presumptive negative status.

Erysipelas Season
Erysipelas outbreaks in finishing pigs typically happen during the hot summer months of July and August. Clinical signs include lameness, diamond-shaped skin lesions, and sudden deads. Several cases have been diagnosed already in April, which is something we have seen in the past before bad summers. Make sure you have finishing pigs vaccinated before hot summer weather. Talk to your SVC vet if you have questions.

Recent Newsletters

Date/Link Articles
April-2018 More Highlights from the 2018 AASV Meeting, Number of PED-Infected Swine Sites Down in Manitoba, Erysipelas Season
March-2018 Notes from the 2018 AASV Meeting, Frequent Feeding of Sows Prefarrowing May Reduce Stillborn Rate, Student Seminars
February-2018 Managing Pig Environment through Temperature Swings, SVC Clients Honored at 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, Sow Mortality Discussion, Baby Dalquist
January-2018 PRRS and PED Update, News from 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, Biosecurity Checklists
December-2017 Thank you and happy new year, Doing gilts right, key to top production, Tis the season for PRRS, Take the guesswork out of body condition scoring
November-2017 Welcome Dr. Jordan Graham, Strengthening Your Barrier Against Disease
October-2017 Pit Pumping Safety, Pit Additive Products Available from Swine Vet Center, Biosecurity Preparations for Winter
September-2017 Highlights from the 2017 Leman Conference, Ventilation Review
August-2017 Transitional Weather Adds to Environmental Stress, How Farrowing Rate Impacts the Cost of Production, Sow Production Data Analysis - Sow Death Loss, Congratulations to the Schwecke Family!
July-2017 3rd Party Audits-Are You Prepared?. Highly Detectable Needles, Pork Avenue Training Portal-Now Available Thru SVC, Congratulations to the Krohn Family
June-2017 Welcome Dr. Henry Johnson, New Products Seen at the World Pork Expo, More on Hot Weather Management, Recap of Recent North of 212 PRRS ARC Meeting
May-2017 Farrowing Piglet Scours: Prevention and Control, A New Approach to Fly Control for Swine Operations, In Memorium: Dr. Bob Morrison, Troubleshooting Guide to Scours in the Farrowing House