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People in pork production just as important as pigs

While their schooling focused on pigs, veterinarians on the job spend a lot of time working with clients and members of their staff. “Our whole training in veterinary school is about the pigs, and we don’t spend a lot of time on the people,” reported Ross Kiehne, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Is reducing inflammation key to improving PRRS control?

PRRS continues to be a critical concern to the U.S. pork industry. The combined production losses associated with PRRS in breeding and growing-pig herds are estimated at more than $663 million, and that doesn’t include secondary infections.