Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2008


Published in 2008 Nebraska Swine Report. Prepared by the staff in Animal Science and cooperating Departments for use in Extension, Teaching, and Research programs. Copyright © 2008 by The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
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The conference focused on biosecurity with particular attention to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). Speakers included faculty from the University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University and veterinary practitioners from Iowa and Minnesota. Many of the topics focused on details relating to on-farm and off-farm biosecurity measures. Economic impacts of PRRSV and PCV2 infections were discussed in terms of specific case reports.