Internal biosecurity essential to endemic disease control on pig farms

Establishing effective internal biosecurity protocols is critical to breaking the circular spread of influenza and other pathogens between sow farms and growing sites, according to Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota.
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Allerson, M.W., Cardona, C.J. and Torremorell, M., 2013. Indirect transmission of influenza A virus between pig populations under two different biosecurity settings. PLoS One, 8(6), p.e67293.
Angulo J., Yeske P., Torremorell M. Understanding PRRSV Infection Dynamics in Growing Pigs in Control and Elimination Programs. Presented at: University of Minnesota’s Allen D. Leman Swine Conference; 2018 September 15-18; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Chamba Pardo, F. O., Schelkopf, A., Allerson, M., Morrison, R., Culhane, M., Perez, A. and Torremorell, M. 2018. Breed-to-wean farm factors associated with influenza A virus infection in piglets at weaning. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 161 pp. 33-40.
Garrido-Mantilla, J., Culhane, M. R. and Torremorell, M. 2018, Transmission of influenza in piglets via a nurse sow model. SDEC Partners Research Update, 7.
Garrido-Mantilla, J., Culhane, M. R. and Torremorell, M. 2020. Transmission of influenza A virus and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus using a novel nurse sow model: A proof of concept. Veterinary Research, 51 (1), pp. 1-10.
Torremorell, M., Bender, J., Choi, M., Ertl, J., Corzo, C. and Culhane, M., 2013. Detection And Quantification Of Influenza A Virus In Swine Environmental Samples. [online]

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