Public Health Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance Dr. Steven Solomon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, summarizes the report "Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States" published in September 2013 by the US CDC. Dr. Solomon looks that the public health impact of antimicrobial resistance and how health professionals are looking to fight back against antibiotic resistance.
Swine Influenza and Fairs Dr. Jennifer Koeman updates with how the National Pork Board is supporting the surveillance, education, and awareness campaigns around swine influenza. Dr. Koeman presents a historical perspective on swine influenza and pork economics plus how past experiences are being integrated into response plans. She concludes with observations that there is continued focus on improving swine health and monitoring for influenza and that biosecurity is important to minimize influenza transmission.
Farm Safety, Farm Readiness Farms use heavy equipment, large buildings, and moving parts. The weather can shift and people sometimes are not alert. Farm safety must be on every farmer's and rancher's mind. Being prepared is a must.