2016 Ceva Swine U.S. Launch & Scientific Symposium

2016 Ceva Swine U.S. Launch & Scientific SymposiumThe 2016 Ceva Swine U.S. Launch & Scientific Symposium, February 26, 2016 - New Orleans, LA, focused on "Assembling All the Right Elements" to launching Ceva Swine in the U.S.

Ceva brought together a great panel to discuss issues hitting pork production, moderated by Moderator Neil Dierks, CEO National Pork Producers Council.

And for the deep science, Dr. David Hurley, University of Georgia, shared details on tissue level activity and vaccine responses.

Ceva management were also available to share the vision of Ceva and how the employees of Ceva plan to advance that vision into new areas and countries.

This event immediately preceded the American Association of Swine Veterinarians' annual conference, also in New Orleans.

Ceva Featured Presentations

Ceva Vision And Future

Introduction to CevaIntroduction to Ceva Dr. Marc Prikazsky, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Ceva Santé Animale S.A., shares his vision of Ceva and how the employees of Ceva plan to advance that vision into new areas and countries [video].

On Becoming Better Diagnosticians

 Are We Doing as Good as We Know?Disease Interventions: Are We Doing as Good as We Know? Dr. Kent Schwartz, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Iowa State University, shares thoughts on disease intervention and asking "Are we doing as good as we know?" Dr. Schwartz suggests that data is needed to help solve the mysteries that animal diseases present to diagnosticians. One of his closing thoughts "There are no magic bullets and very few secrets to produce healthy pigs." [video].

The State Of Pork Today

Swine Industry Expectations, Innovations & TransformationsSwine Industry Expectations, Innovations & Transformations In this panel of swine experts, questions are discussed about handling disease emergencies at a national level, who are the trusted sources of information about the food supply, and the public perceptions of agriculture and how to respond.

Moderator Neil Dierks, CEO National Pork Producers Council, and panelists Dr. Tom Burkgren, Executive Director, American Association of Swine Veterinarians; Jan Hueber, General Manager and Co-Owner, Great Plains Management; and Bob Ruth, President, Country View Family Farms [video].

Using Complexity Theory To Understand Swine Vaccine Responses

 The Importance of Tissue-Level ActivityThe Chaos of Vaccine Responses: The Importance of Tissue-Level Activity Dr. David Hurley, Department of Large Animal Medicine, University of Georgia, dives into the science and physiology of tissue level activity and using Chaos Theory (or Complexity Theory if you prefer) to understand vaccine responses. This presentation shares detailed illustrations that explain tissue level events (their duration and strength plus their diversity).

One key takeaway is vaccines are able to protect target tissues other than the vaccine site because once ordered and produced in effective quantity and for the right challenge, the products will enter all body tissues expressing damage and danger. [video].

Providing Value Beyond The Products

Ceva U.S. BusinessCeva U.S. Business Craig Wallace, CEO and North America Pacific Zone Director, Ceva Animal Health, highlight how Ceva is growing and developing the relationships with veterinarians and producers in the U.S. Craig's key message is to "provide value beyond the products." [video].

Helping U.S. Pork Producers and Veterinarians

Ceva U.S. Swine BusinessCeva U.S. Swine Business Gary Robertson, Director, U.S. Swine Business Unit, Ceva Animal Health, provides an update on the planned swine product launch in the U.S. and how Ceva is committed to helping pork producers and their veterinarians [video].