Swine Nutrition Blackbelt #9 - Truck cab decontamination - what's the most effective way to kill PEDV and PRRSV? with Dr. Grace Elijah

Apr 07, 2022

PRRSV and PEDV continue to be a major problem for swine producers as they pose a major risk to both the pigs’ welfare and the economical status of the farm. One potential risk of infection is through feed trucks that have recently delivered feed to another farm that is positive for PRRSV or PEDV. In This episode I talk with Dr. Grace Elijah about her study testing different decontamination methods of truck cabs to determine which method works best and which surface harbors the most bacteria. The results were not would I would have guessed, and I think you'll feel the same way.


Meet the guest: Dr. Grace Elijah is a PhD student at Kansas State University studying disease transmission in swine through feed supply chain and also studying the prevalence of Atypical Porcine Pestivirus in US swine production. Before beginning her PhD, she received her DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.