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VCM 563: Infectious Respiratory Diseases of Swine

Contact Information

Instructor: Dr. James Lowe, jlowe@illinois.edu

Course Description

This is an 8-week graduate level course. In this course you will learn to clinically apply your understanding of pathogen biology, pathology, host responses, and interventions to address important respiratory diseases of swine. The course will allow students to do comprehensive health improvement analysis for swine respiratory diseases. This course covers the topics of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S), Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP), Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp), Pasteurella and Bordetella, pseudorabies virus (PRV), and other minor viruses.

Prerequisite

Students are required to complete VCM 560 Infectious Disease in Livestock Systems before taking this course.

Course Goals

Students will possess the knowledge to understand and control respiratory disease of swine to improve the health of livestock systems.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an effective data collection strategy to identify the potential causes of Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) in a livestock system
  • Apply pathogen biology and host response to identifying the root cause of PRDC in a livestock system
  • Develop integrated control and monitoring plans for swine respiratory disease

Module Topics

  • Module 1: An Overview of Respiratory Disease
    • Applying a holistic view to disease management
    • Normal function of the lung and alterations with disease
    • Assessing changes in the host to measure disease
    • Pathogens and their interrelationships that lead to infectious respiratory disease
    • Understanding disease at the herd level
    • How the respiratory system is physically protected from injurious agents? (coughing and sneezing)
    • How is the lung protected from pathogen challenges? (innate and adaptive immune defense)
  • Module 2
    • The clinical importance of PRRSV in respiratory disease
    • Key attributes of PRRSV biology and their relationship to clinical disease
    • Transmission, persistence, and reservoirs of PRRSV
    • Pathology and immunology of PRRSV
    • Data collection, samples and diagnostic approaches for PRRSV
    • Principles of PRRSV control
    • Common case presentations of PRRSV
  • Module 3
    • The clinical importance of IAV-S in respiratory disease
    • Key attributes of IAV-S biology and their relationship to clinical disease
    • Transmission, persistence, and reservoirs of IAV-S
    • Pathology and immunology of IAV-S
    • Data collection, samples and diagnostic approaches for IAV-S
    • Principles of IAV-S control
    • Common case presentations of IAV-S
  • Module 4
    • The clinical importance of APP in respiratory disease
    • Key attributes of APP biology and their relationship to clinical disease
    • Transmission, persistence, and reservoirs of APP
    • Pathology and immunology of APP
    • Data collection, samples and diagnostic approaches for APP
    • Principles of APP control
    • Common case presentations of APP
  • Module 5
    • The clinical importance of Mhp in respiratory disease
    • Key attributes of Mhp biology and their relationship to clinical disease
    • Transmission, persistence, and reservoirs of Mhp
    • Pathology and immunology of Mhp
    • Data collection, samples and diagnostic approaches for Mhp
    • Principles of Mhp control
    • Common case presentations of Mhp
  • Module 6
    • The clinical importance of Pasteurella and Bordetella in respiratory disease
    • Key attributes of Pasteurella and Bordetella biology and their relationship to clinical disease
    • Transmission, persistence, and reservoirs of Pasteurella and Bordetella
    • Pathology and immunology of Pasteurella and Bordetella
    • Principles of Pasteurella and Bordetella control
    • Common case presentations of Pasteurella and Bordetella
  • Module 7
    • The clinical importance of PRV in respiratory disease
    • Key attributes of PRV biology and their relationship to clinical disease
    • Transmission, persistence, and reservoirs of PRV
    • Pathology and immunology of PRV
    • Principles of PRV control
    • Common case presentations of PRV
  • Module 8
    • The clinical importance of minor respiratory viruses in respiratory disease
    • Key attributes of minor respiratory viruses biology and their relationship to clinical disease
    • Transmission, persistence, and reservoirs of minor respiratory viruses
    • Pathology and immunology of minor respiratory viruses
    • Principles of minor respiratory viruses control
    • Common case presentations of minor respiratory viruses

Course Structure Overview

All course materials will be accessed via the internet. Students may access the course at: https://compass2g.illinois.edu. Course modules will be a combination of video lectures, quizzes, discussions, assignments with a final project.Student swill work as an individual or in assigned groups to explore the concepts in this course. All students will be expected to commit themselves to the following:

  •  Watch all the lecture videos
  • Read the assigned textbook
  • Complete assigned learning activities

Course Requirements

Required Textbook

  • Zimmerman, J. J., Karriker, L. A., Ramirez, A., Schwartz, K. J., Stevenson, G. W., & Zhang, J. (Eds.). (2019).Diseases of Swine. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119350927
    • To purchase a physical copy of this book, 9th edition and up will be accepted.
    • The electronic copy of Diseases of Swine can be accessed through the University’s library system. Please refer to this link to access University library materials when you are off campus.


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