This three episode At The Meeting series looking at PRRS type 174 concludes as The Morrison Group, joined by Boehringer Ingelheim's Dr. Reid Phillips, discuss recent Time To Stability research and the latest on PRRS control.
The 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA, focused on many conversations about how the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will impact many organizations in the swine ecosystem with Richard Sellers - Changes on Antibiotic Usage - Background, Now, And January 1 [link], and Dr. Sam Holst - Changes on Antibiotic Usage - Preparing for Changes to Antibiotic Use [link]. The main message was "you should be starting now to be ready by January 1, 2017". Additional presentations shared the environmental and economics of swine, how Checkoff funds have been allocated to promote pork into the summer and fall, and "What does happen during a Common Swine Industry Audit?" [link].
Hanson Lecture: Changes in Antimicrobial Use - Practitioner Dr. Paul Ruen, Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, LLP, delivers the Hansen Lecture on the topic of managing antimicrobial use. Dr. Ruen reviews the Veterinary Feed Directive as it stands today and what strategies practitioners need to consider going into 2017 and beyond [video].
Feed Ingredients Eric Scholer, Vice President, Express Markets, Inc. shares insights on feed ingredients and the various global markets affecting the globe. Mr. Scholer says "I think the market for soybeans and meal will adjust lower after we get past the weather concerns and have a better understanding of the planted acres for the US crop." [video].