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CAHFS: Ebola FAQ
The UofM Center for Animal Health and Food Safety has an FAQ sheet to help inform you about ebola and animals. To view, please go to Ebola FAQ's or for general ebola information, please go to the Minnesota Department of Health website

ANOTHER FALL REMINDER ON PRRS AND PED
As last month's newsletter reminded us, we are coming into the season when we expect to see more activity from both of these viruses. Please review the information in that publication as well as your farms' biosecurity practices to reduce the risk of these viruses as much as possible. Reducing/eliminating stressors is also important to help prevent introduction of disease into your herds.

HOW RISKY IS MANURE FROM PITS OF PEDV POSITIVE BARNS?
Since the first herds broke with PEDv, this has been an important question...yet it is still unanswered. With the help of the National Pork Board funding, a project to evaluate manure samples taken from pits on PEDv positive wean to finish sites was developed by Dr. Steve Tousignant with the cooperation of SVC clients.

THE IMPACT OF PEDV IN HERDS
University of Minnesota's Dr. Dane Goede has updated his work of analyzing the data from PEDv positive farms to evaluate the time back to baseline (average of previous 26 weeks) and number of pigs lost.

SVC VETS PRESENT AT 2014 ALLEN D. LEMAN CONFERENCE
SVC vets had a strong speaking presence at this year's Leman conference held this month in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Dr. Paul Yeske: "Evidence of PEDv transmission in integrated systems"
  • Dr. Darwin Reicks: "PEDv shedding and contamination potential from infected boars" and "Filtration-10 years and 100 farms later...what have we learned?"
  • Dr. Mike Eisenmenger: "PED-New sow farm breaks and impact on nursery/finishing"
  • Dr. Laura Dalquist: "Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae acclimation-Overcoming challenges in the field"