HERD HEALTH: Can we finally keep PRRS out of our pig barns?

The answer is that we’re close, but only time will tell if we’ve really closed all the holes



At the most recent Leman Swine Conference held in St. Paul, Minn., last September, University of Minnesota PRRS researcher Dr. Scott Dee gave an overview of just how far we have come in keeping PRRS virus (PRRSV) from re-infecting our sow herds.

It was about 10 years ago that we finally became confident that we could successfully eliminate PRRSV from individual herds. We had developed the skills, the know-how and the overall technical ability to systematically eliminate the PRRSV from virtually any swine herd.

Better Pork - April 2010