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Cost of PRRS outbreak in a sow herd and economic analysis of control strategies

Swine producers and veterinarians have several options to manage a herd when facing a PRRS outbreak.

Some will allow the disease to follow its course while trying to address the clinical signs with individual or population treatments, others will use vaccination with commercial vaccines or expose all sows to PRRS virus recovered during the outbreak, while others will use tilmicosin in the immediate 4 weeks following the PRRS onset with or without virus exposure.
The objective of this project was to evaluate production loses and economic efficiency of common intervention strategies.
Zvonimir Poljak1 Isabelle Moreau2 Martin Misener3 Doug MacDougald3 Cate Dewey1
1. Department of Population medicine, OVC, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada;
2. Elanco Animal Health, Guelph, ON, Canada;
3. OSHAB, Stratford, ON, Canada
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