Date Full Report Received07/17/2017
Date Abstract Report Received07/17/2017
InvestigationInstitution: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Primary Investigator: Dr. Fabio Augusto Vannucci Ph.D.
Funded ByNational Pork Board
Studies determining transmission rates and probability of infection in naïve and vaccinated animals proven to have great value in driving important decisions to control important swine diseases, such as influenza and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Romagosa et al 2011 and Roos et al 2016). The broad objective of the present research project is to evaluate differences in growth performance, transmission patterns of PE and quantify the spread of L. intracellularis in naïve and vaccinated pigs by estimating the transmission rate and expected probability of infection.