Disease Management

Disease Management (Control / Elimination)

This page includes information on projects designed to evaluate strategies to control and/or eliminate infectious diseases from swine operations under field conditions.

General topics

Regional Disease Control Programs

Economic benefit of eliminating Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae

Field studies on best PRRS management practices [breeding herds]

Comparison of PRRS vaccination of growing pigs under field conditions

  • Moura et al. Two MLV doses compared to single MLV in growing pigs under field conditions. 2020 AASV Research Topics presentation.
  • Moura et al., Controlling PRRS in growing pigs, and dynamics of virus infection. 2019 NA PRRS symposium.
  • Moura et al., Comparison of partial vs full PRRS MLV vaccine in growing pigs. Leman 2019.
  • Moura et al., Production and economics of vaccinating growing pigs at high pig density twice with PRRS MLV. AASV 2019. Moura et al. Economic and production benefit of 2 PRRS MLV doses compared to a single dose vaccination program on nursery pigs. Leman conference 2018.
  • Moura et al. Effect of 2 PRRS MLV doses compared to a single dose vaccination program on growing pig performance. 2018 ISU McKean conference slides.
  • Moura et al., Production Benefit of Two PRRS MLV Doses Compared to a Single Dose Vaccination Program on Nursery Pigs. 2018 ISU McKean conference proceedings.

Dynamics of wild type PRRS infection in vaccinated growing pig flows

Effect of whole-herd health & production data on growing pig performance

  • Magalhaes et al. Identifying parameters associated with wean-to-finish mortality in a swine production system. 2020 AASV.
  • Linhares et al. Assessing impact of 1-7-4 on wean to finish pig health. Leman conference 2015.
  • Moura et al. Characterizing finishing mortality: effect of whole-herd health and production parameters. 2017 ISU Swine Debate Group.

Field studies with MJ technology (PRRS typing and immunization)

Impact of MLV on breeding herd productivity, and on downstream flow

Emerging diseases investigation: Porcine astrovirus type 3 emerging cause of neurologic disease in swine