#11 - Dr. Henry Osemeke: Pooling samples for PRRSV testing: key points to consider

swine health blackbelt Jul 22, 2022

We all know that PRRSV has been a big concern shared by many swine producers and veterinarians across the US. It is therefore important to determine effectively the PRRSV status of the pig population, especially at weaning age. In today's episode, I talk with Dr. Onyekachukwu Henry Osemeke about how family oral fluids (FOFs) can be used to determine PRRSV status of weaning age pigs.


Meet the guest:

Dr. Onyekachukwu Henry Osemeke obtained his DVM in 2014 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. After that, Henry worked in a private clinic for about 2 years before joining the National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria as a Veterinary Research Officer. First working some months in the Viral vaccine production unit and then transferred to the Viral research unit of the institute. In 2020, Henry joined the lab of Dr. Daniel Linhares at Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University as a graduate research assistant.