Swine Health Blackbelt #4 - Senecavirus A in swine populations by Guilherme Preis

Often being overshadowed by more “famous” swine diseases such as PRRSV and PEDV, Senecavirus A has been silently moving through swine herds since the late 80s. Not much is known about its epidemiology and detection has so far been mainly limited to vesicular fluid. Dr. Guilherme Preis shares his work on Senecavirus A with me in this episode and discussed his work at further understanding its epidemiology as well as different sampling techniques that can be used to monitor spread and viral shedding.

 

Meet the guest: Dr. Guilherme Preis is a Ph.D. student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He grew up in Brazil involved in the swine industry and received his B.S in Veterinary medicine from the Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina in Brazil. He then worked for BRF for 4 years before attending the University of Minnesota to receive his M.S. in Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on the transmission and pathogenesis of Senecavirus A in swine and the determination of herd-level risk factors associated with the disease. 

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