SHIC/AASV Industry Chatter Webinar Will Address Porcine Sapovirus

On August 30, the Swine Health Information Center and American Association of Swine Veterinarians will host a webinar on porcine sapovirus, a potentially emerging disease. The Zoom webinar, conducted by the Swine Medicine Education Center at Iowa State University, will be held from 1 pm to 2:30 pm CDT via Zoom. Speakers will address field experience with PSaV including clinical presentation, production impacts, control/response strategies, and other insights.

Confirmed presenters include Marcelo Almeida, DVM, MS, PhD, assistant professor at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Tom Petznick, DVM, practitioner with ArkCare in Omaha, Nebraska, Will Fombelle, DVM, partner and veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Services, Carthage, Illinois, Yanyun Huang, MSc, PhD, DACVP, chief executive officer and anatomic pathologist with Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Qiuhong Wang, BM, MS, PhD, professor from The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Participants will share their personal perspectives with PSaV from field, research, and diagnostic laboratory points of view.

PSaV, a calicivirus, historically has been detected in pigs with and without diarrhea. Co-infection with other enteric pathogens is common, although PSaV has been identified as the sole cause of diarrhea in some outbreaks. Infection with PSaV is often subclinical while clinical illness occurs most frequently during the post-weaning period. Diarrhea can be mild to severe and is usually self-limiting, although may result in productivity and efficiency setbacks. There is no treatment for PSaV infection.

Do you have a recommendation for a topic to be addressed in this format? SHIC and AASV would like your input! Reach out to SHIC Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg at [email protected], Associate Director Dr. Megan Niederwerder at [email protected], or AASV Director of Public Health and Communications Dr. Abbey Canon at [email protected] with your webinar recommendations. Access previous webinars here.

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