This webinar will discuss two key pieces to a PRRS outbreak management plan: farm stabilization and monitoring the progress to stabilization.

July 11, 2023

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Date: Aug 23, 2023

There is no single successful strategy for the control of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), largely because of virus variation, large swine populations, and unresolved issues of transmission. Controlling outbreaks becomes equally as challenging due to a lack of consistency in management strategies across the industry. The overarching goal in a management plan is to “stabilize” the infection in the sow herd with minimal Time to Stability (TTS) and Time to Baseline Production (TTBP), as well as mitigate the clinical consequences of infection and minimize/eliminate viral spread with vaccination.

So, what is the best way to manage a PRRS outbreak? How do you get from Acute 1A Status to a Stable 2 Status quickly and efficiently? This webinar will discuss two key pieces to a PRRS outbreak management plan: farm stabilization and monitoring the progress to stabilization.

Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Services, will share the specifics of implementing a farm stabilization plan, including the options available depending on the specific goals and the biggest challenges and constraints when implementing a plan.

Daniel Linhares, DVM, Iowa State University, will share best practices for monitoring a farm’s progress to stability, with a specific focus on sow farm stabilization, including diagnostic sampling types, and the importance of tracking and benchmarking.  

Joining us as speakers will be:

Dr. Daniel Linhares

Associate Professor

Iowa State University

Dr. Daniel Linhares, an associate professor of veterinary diagnostics and production animal medicine at Iowa State University, will summarize the current status of field applicable PRRS research. Dr. Linhares will present breakthrough findings regarding PRRS and how those learnings are being applied to the industry. For example, Dr. Linhares will discuss recent innovations in diagnostic tools and protocols, and how those learnings could further sophisticate PRRS control.



Dr. Clayton Johnson

Director of Health

Carthage Veterinary Service

Dr. Clayton Johnson, director of health at Carthage Veterinary Service, will share a practitioner’s perspective, offering first-person commentary about how he and his team are applying complementary tools for PRRS control, what they have learned and where they have observed areas for improvement.



Sarah Muirhead

Moderator

Editor & Managing Director, Farm Progress - Livestock

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