Industry experts share their perspectives on current trends, challenges, and control strategies to protect growing pigs from influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) and limit its impact on productivity and profitability.
Are your pigs at risk?
Tim Loula, DVM, provides a look at the prevalence of IAV-S in growing pigs. We also compare the differing perspectives between veterinarians and producers about the threat of IAV-S.
The real cost of IAV-S
Hear from Clayton Johnson, DVM, about performance loss and the widespread impact of IAV-S on profitability.
Benefits of a live vaccine
Marie Culhane, DVM, PhD, discusses how to stimulate a good immune response in growing pigs. Market research shows the industry is looking for timely coverage of emerging strains.
Sow versus pig vaccination
On the fence about when to vaccinate? Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, Dip ABVP (Food Animal), explains the industry’s previous strategy for protecting pigs against IAV-S. Veterinarians overwhelmingly agree that IAV-S vaccination in growing pigs must have an ability to overcome maternal antibodies.
A practitioner's on-farm experience
Stephen Patterson, DVM, shares advice for getting a good IAV-S diagnosis, setting expectations, and making sure there’s a way to measure progress.
Cases from the field
Stephen Patterson, DVM, shares feedback from colleagues in the field about positive Ingelvac Provenza™ results, from increased weight gain to decreased mortality rates.