2018 Leman Swine Conference

2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
Top conversations were about African Swine Fever (ASF) with focus on the specifics of the virus, how it can be spread, and specific actions being taken by industry. Key ASF presentations were released early to get the information into your hands [playlist].

The first one to watch is by Dr. Chris Oura (Professor of Veterinary Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago). Dr. Oura explains what we know about the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, what the associated clinical signs are, and the various paths of transmission [presentation].

The program for the Pre-Conference Sessions and the Monday and Tuesday conference also had information for researchers to producers on production, diagnostics, research, and disease prevention. It’s one of the reasons this conference has such a widely regarded international presence.

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Conference Presentation Playlist

Featured Presentations

30 Years of PRRS

30 Years of PRRS: A Platform for Progress-Pijoan LectureA Platform for Progress - Pijoan Lecture Dr. Michael Rahe delivers the presentation by Dr. Michael Murtaugh for the Pijoan Lecture at the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. As a scientist Dr. Murtaugh approached understanding porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) using molecular biology and immunology, building on the idea of platforms for progress [video].

Trade in Pigs and Pork

Trade in Pigs and Pork: Challenges for an Exporting NationChallenges for an Exporting Nation Becca Martin, Cargill, shares how agricultural trade transforms products like pork, coffee, and peanut butter into opportunity to raise a high quality product for growing international markets. And it brings the opportunity for those products to be purchased in regions of the world where those products can't efficiently be produced [video].

Crossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and Food

Crossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and FoodCrossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and Food Dr. Scott Dee shares insights at the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference on how he found out more about animal diseases spreading through feed and getting into swine operations. He pulls together the background info into a story that highlights the clues and data that lead him to dig deeper into the possibility that feed is the vector [video].