What rethinking SIV control strategies did for two farms
Acute coughing in suckling and weaning pigs is not a good sign of things to come. Two swine operations - one in Minnesota and the other in Iowa - knew they had to find a new approach to their SIV issues.
They took advice from a leading SIV expert who recommends addressing the sow herd with new control strategies, working toward the goal of producing SIV-negative pigs1. So they vaccinated their entire breeding herd with two doses of FluSure XP® 21 to 28 days apart. Here's what they found2,3:
SIV-negative pigs were achieved within 8 to 10 weeks of first dose
Prevalence of nasal shedding in sows decreased below detectable levels