#148 – Disease surveillance programs - identifying the kinks in the armorJun 07, 2022
Hi there - Every year there is some form of disease outbreak in swine herds across the US. Whether it is PRRSV, PEDV, or something else, we need to make sure that we are doing everything in our power to maintain a high health status on our farms. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Cesar Corzo about his work on his Swine Health Monitoring Program about ways we can minimize the spread of diseases to other farms, and how to more effectively keep our farms disease free.
What you will learn:
1. Background on his surveillance program
2. Current trends in PRRS surveillance
3. Different approaches to consider
4. Validation compliance of biosecurity protocols
5. Internal biosecurity
6. Interpreting test results
7. Key points
Meet the guest: Dr. Cesar Corzo is an Associate Professor and the Leman Chair in Swine Health and Productivity at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Cesar was born and raised in Colombia and obtained his DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Universidad de La Salle in his hometown of Bogota, Colombia. Upon completing his DVM training, he moved to Canada (University of Guelph) where he obtained a Master of Science degree. He then attended the University of Minnesota where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Medicine working with Drs. Bob Morrison and Marie Culhane. Cesar joined PIC in 2012 where he led the Health Team in Latin America. In 2017, he joined the University of Minnesota where he currently leads the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project and conducts applied research in PRRSV, PEDV, PDCoV, and SVV.