SwineTime Podcast Episode 25: PRRS Virus 144 Lineage 1C

Pig farmers across the world have been dealing with the effects of PRRS for decades. Continued research shows different strains of the virus have evolved over time, making it difficult to control. PIPESTONE is working to get answers on how to slow the spread of PRRS and best management practices moving forward.

Join Dr. Spencer Wayne, Host and Veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services to get the latest on PRRS Virus 144 Lineage 1C from Dr. Scott Dee, Director of Applied Research and Dr. Karyn Havas, Transboundary Animal Disease Research Consultant. In this 25th episode of Swine Time, we get to the bottom of all things PRRS.

PRRS virus is very clever. It mutates as it passes from pig to pig, resulting in the generation of new variants. Occasionally, these new variants establish themselves and become pathogenic, such as PRRS 144 Lineage 1C. In the months July through September, Pipestone Applied Research, under the direction of Dr. Scott Dee, will be running a set of projects to better understand how this virus works and what pig farmers can do to reduce its effect. Dr. Karyn Havas also sheds light on some of the most common ways PRRS virus is spreading according to her research from the Pipestone Management data.

Listen here to get insight into the tests they will be running.


PIPESTONE’s mission is “Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow.” The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity.

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