They won’t see it coming (but we will!) 🧐

swine o'clock Jan 27, 2023

🦠 Controlling Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and its horde of diverse genetic variants has been quite the challenge… Vaccines can’t provide protection against all new strains, and farmers and producers have a hard time making decisions.

💉 But have no fear! In a recent USDA-funded study led by University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, researchers developed a model to predict how pig immune response will likely respond to new strains.

     • That can help guide immunization protocols and drive new vaccine development. The model developed by the team in this study is for PRRS type 1, and they have plans to develop a model for type 2 as well – key for US producers, since type 2 is dominant ’round these parts. Read more about it here.