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Dr. Scott Dee of Alexandria wins Pork Industry Distinguished Service Award

Several science-based biosecurity protocols used on farms today came from his studies on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus transmissibility through mechanical, aerosol and feed-based routes.

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Dr. Scott Dee, DVM, Ph.D., is the 2022 recipient of the Pork Industry Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to swine health.

Dee and his wife, Lisa, have lived in the Alexandria area since 1994. Their children, Nicholas and Ellen, attended Alexandria Area High School and Concordia College. They’re members of First Lutheran Church.

The Pork Checkoff said Dee is passionate about helping producers through applied on-farm research. Several science-based biosecurity protocols used on farms today came from his studies on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus transmissibility through mechanical, aerosol and feed-based routes.

Additionally, corresponding biosecurity protocols were developed, including transport sanitation, air filtration supply entry and feed mitigation.

The Pork Checkoff noted that Dee has had nearly 170 papers published in peer-reviewed journals covering transmission and biosecurity implications of PRRS, African swine fever (ASF) and other severe animal health risks.

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According to Pork Checkoff, Dee has been the Director of Research for Pipestone Applied Research since 2011, researching the viral transport and transmission in feed, feed biosecurity and antimicrobial resistance at the farm level.

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