There are plenty of diseases that can affect a production system, but what happens when the standard culprits don’t show up on a diagnostics test? That’s exactly what Dr. Tom Petznick discusses about porcine sapovirus.

October 18, 2023

17 Min Listen

There are plenty of diseases that can affect a production system, but what happens when the standard culprits don’t show up on a diagnostics test? 

Host Sarah Muirhead sits down with Dr. Tom Petznick of ArkCare to discuss lessons learned in uncovering and controlling porcine sapovirus.

They discuss: 

  • Realizing he was dealing with a new challenge

  • Next generation gene sequencing

  • Treatments for a little known virus

  • The costs of sapovirus to a system

  • Lessons learned from a sneaky virus

Dr. Petznick, veterinarian at ArkCare, has been practicing swine veterinary medicine for 25 years and is this year’s Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award winner. His expertise in managing purebred sows has made him an in-demand consulting swine veterinarian.


This podcast is one of a four-part series on controlling costs with herd health brought to you by Pharmgate Animal Health. Check out the other three episodes for discussions on PRRS, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Lawsonia. Call your Pharmgate representative or visit pharmgate.com to learn about their broad portfolio options to support your protocols. 

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