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Cost of SIV

  • One hog production company found the estimated cost of swine influenza virus (SIV) to be $10.31 per market pig1; another large production system measured the cost of SIV through closeout to be $3.23 per pig2
  • SIV is one of the top three respiratory health challenges in terms of productivity losses and frequency of appearance3
    • Survey of 19 herds4 (50 percent of U.S. pork production in fall of 2005 and winter of 2006) indicate:
      • In breeding herds - SIV is a primary health challenge in 18 of 19 herds
      • In nursery - SIV is third to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and Haemophilus parasuis
      • In finisher - SIV is second to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
  • Utilize appropriate vaccines to control SIV and reduce economic impact

  1. Donovan TS. Influenza isolate selection methodology for timely autogenous vaccine use, in Proceedings. Amer Assoc Swine Vet Conf 2008; 557-561.
  2. Dykhuis Haden C, Painter T, Fangman T and Holtkamp D. Assessing production parameters and economic impact of swine influenza, PRRS and Mycoplasma hyopneimoniae on finishing pigs in a large production system. Proceedings 2012 AASV Annual Meeting. p75-76.
  3. Holtkamp D, Rotto H, Garcia R. The economic cost of major health challenges in large U.S. swine production systems, in Proceedings. Amer Assoc Swine Vet Conf 2007; 85-89.
  4. USDA. 2008. Part IV: Changes in the U.S. Pork Industry, 1990-2006. USDA-APHIS-VS, CEAH. Fort Collins, CO.