US - The 'At the Meeting' audio series highlights historical comparisons to PRV and a large-scale porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) study, says Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. The latest At The Meeting (ATM) audio programme on swine health from The Morrison Group covers new developments in the management of PRRS presented during the recent North American PRRS Symposium held in Chicago, Illinois, in December 2014. The ATM programme, which features disease, research and practical swine health information from leading veterinary experts, is available for the benefit of swine veterinarians and producers.
This newest PRRS management ATM programme is divided into three 15-minute segments with moderator Bob Morrison, DVM, PhD, discussing different PRRS-related topics. In the first of the three audio segments, Dr Morrison talks with John Kolb, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., about results of a study involving three large-scale, system-based breeding herds totalling 124,000 sows and respective pig flows. In these large systems, the use of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV vaccine in pigs, replacement gilts and breeding herds, along with herd closure, resulted in significant improvement in PRRS stability and a subsequent impact on pig performance that is documented, repeatable and cost-effective. This ATM programme can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/msrjdjm.
In the second of the three PRRS At The Meeting segments, Tim Loula, DVM, Swine Vet Center in St Peter, Minnesota, discusses how area regional control programmes are helping producers in a region improve the stability of their swine herds and reducing the impact of PRRS. This ATM segment can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/lsrb28l.
In the third segment of the PRRS ATM programme, Joe Conner, DVM, MS, with Carthage Veterinary Services in Carthage, Illinois, provides a historical comparison of pseudorabies control and eradication programmes and the lessons learned that can be applied to PRRSV control and elimination. This ATM segment can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/jwk8bj9.
This free audio programme is sponsored by BIVI as a service to the swine industry and is ideal for veterinarians and producers to listen to while driving or working around the farm. It is available on CD and can easily be downloaded from swinecast.com.