May 01, 2011

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies, would have you know that there's more to the school than the idyllic scenery.

Production Animals

Veterinarians work to control air around swine By Greg Cima Posted April 18, 2011 The measures are largely a response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, a viral disease that has plagued pork producers since the late 1980s. The veterinarian from St. Peter, Minn., jokingly said that the solution is simple. "Don't let any unfiltered air into the farm," he said. Dr. Reicks was one of several veterinarians at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians annual meeting who gave presentations about the extensive security measures implemented for buildings and shipping containers to prevent PRRS outbreaks. Incoming AASV president Randy G. Jones said the disease causes most of the industry's losses, yet he expressed confi ...