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Belt and suspender opportunity exists in PRRS battle

Belt and buckle opportunities, along with various tools, exist to address PRRS on the farm. Now is the time to take back your own destiny and keep the disease out, says Dr. Clayton Johnson of Carthage Veterinary Service.


For the hog industry, the fight with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) continues, but perhaps there are things that hog producers can do to get the upper hand on the disease. 

What can be done on the farm to start taking control of your own destiny? Feedstuffs Ann Hess caught up with Dr. Clayton Johnson of Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd. during the recent American Association of Swine Veterinarian annual meeting in Denver to get an update on PRRS and what he sees as the belt and buckle opportunity to minimize PRRS. They also dig into on-farm monitoring, the value of air filtration systems and other tools for minimizing disease risk. 

For more information, on this and other topics including additional coverage from this year's AASV annual meeting, we invite you to visit our website. While you are there be sure to check out our digital editions and our new Feedstuffs 365 platform.

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