2017 Leman Swine Conference

2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
Conversations throughout the Allen D. Leman Conference honored and mourned Dr. Bob Morrison with his family and the other families affected by the accident in March of this year, which took their lives. The conference-opening tribute by University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Trevor Ames, and Dr. Gordon Sponk, was a fitting reminder of Dr. Morrison's impact on a generation and industry.

The program for Monday and Tuesday conference were centered on moving information from researchers to producers, and vice-versa. It’s one of the reasons this conference has such a widely regarded international presence.

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Conference Presentation Playlist

Featured Presentations

Defining "The Greater Good" For The Pork Industry

Keynote Address: Challenges in Defining Keynote Address: Challenges in Defining "The Greater Good": An Integrated Pork Producer’s Perspective Dr. Gary Louis and Dr. Luc Dufresne, Seaboard Foods, share how their conversations with Dr. Bob Morrison helped them understand a better approach to understanding PEDv. One one the key takeaways is the idea of sharing industry lessons learned with others for a company, pork, and societal good [video].

Case Studies from the Middle Kingdom, Or What Chinese Vets Think You Should Know

Case Studies from the Middle KingdomCase Studies from the Middle Kingdom Dr. Keith Erlandson, Director of Veterinary Services, Swine Lines, for the CP Group China, shares his perspective on What Chinese Vets Think You Should Know.

Dr. Erlandson shares his personal views of how pork production in China is evolving. Key takeaways: In China, hiring good employees is hard, building efficient systems for the good of the farm is difficult, and the study of production veterinary practice is not as well developed as in the USA [video].

Emerging Issues in Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Use in Food Animals

Emerging Issues in Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Use in Food AnimalsEmerging Issues in Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Use in Food Animals Dr. Peter Davies, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, reviews emerging issues in antibiotic resistance linked to use in food animals. Dr. Davies highlights work Environmental Antibiotic Resistome. Key take aways: 1) Increasing scrutiny of antibiotic use in food animals will not go away; 2) More ‘issue management’ in response to descriptive findings of AMR genes/bacteria in food animals and retail products; 3) Mostly without direct links to public health impact; 4) Proactive approaches to ensure customers and critics of 'appropriate uses'; and 5) Get on board the ‘antibiotic stewardship’ train [video].