African Swine Fever

Indiana HPAI Offers Insight On Animal Disease Outbreak Futures

Learning From The Past To Prepare For African Swine FeverLearning From The Past To Prepare For African Swine Fever From the 2019 Carthage Swine Conference, Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana's Chief State Veterinarian, share an example of how Indiana responded to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and how the lesson's learned are being applied to future events like African Swine Fever [audio].

What Are The Risk Of ASF Virus Introductions In Other Inputs?

Risk of virus introduction in vitamins, soybean products, and other feed additivesRisk of virus introduction in vitamins, soybean products, and other feed additives Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt, University of Minnesota, shares the differences between hazard and risk as it relates to African Swine Fever, developing risk decision tools, and understanding emerging science around virus surrogates to help develop ASF detectors and defenses [video].

Explanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance Game

Explanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance GameExplanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance Game Dr. Scott Merrill and Luke Trinity, University of Vermont, share how serious games can help understand serious decision making.

Dr. Merrill and Mr. Trinity look into addressing this question: What affects willingness to invest in biosecurity and willingness to follow biosecurity protocols? Using a simulation approach with agent based modeling, they offer insight into how farm operations staff might behave in certain situations [video].

SwineCast 1070, African Swine Fever Impact on the Markets – Past, Present, and the Future

SwineCast 1070 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Joe Connor, President and founder of Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD, shares his thoughts on "African Swine Fever Impact on the Markets – Past, Present, and the Future" at the 2019 Carthage Swine Conference.
  • Dr. Connor reminds the audience that the economic impacts of African Swine Fever getting into the USA would not only impact US pork production but also US corn and soybean production.

SwineCast 1065, African Swine Fever Prevention and Preparedness Makes Great Strides

SwineCast 1065 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Paul Sundberg, Swine Health Information Center, shares with Bruce Cochrane of Farmscape how state animal health officials and industry are working together in both African Swine Fever (ASF) prevention and preparedness.

Keeping African Swine Fever Out: Pipestone Perspective

African Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone PerspectiveAfrican Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone Perspective Dr. Scott Dee and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Pipestone Veterinary Services, share their experiences on how to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S.

Dr. Dee provides a reminder on the evidence that many viruses can survive a long time in extreme conditions. And Drs. Dee and Spronk emphasize that it is a lot better to keep foreign animal diseases out than to have to handle them if they get into the U.S. [video].

SwineCast 1057, Don't Fear the Future: A Discussion About the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

SwineCast 1057 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Symposium on March 8 in Orlando, FL:
    • In this special SwineCast, a special panel discusses the issues of critical importance today with the pork industry and thoughts on the future.
    • The panel includes Dr. Dave Bomgaars (President at RC Family Farms and Orange City Veterinary Clinic), Dr. Jim Lowe (Associate Professor and Director of the i-Learning Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois), and Bill Davis (Boehringer Ingelheim Director of Government Affairs). The panel is moderated by Dr. John Waddell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian).

Ready? Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness

Foreign Animal Disease PreparednessForeign Animal Disease Preparedness Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, provides an update on the actions all farm operations should be doing to be vigilant, observant, and ready when a foreign animal disease happens on their farm [video].

SwineCast 1049, Economic Opportunity: Keeping African Swine Fever Out of USA

SwineCast 1049 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Scott Dee, Research Director at Pipestone, and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Chairman of the Board, Pipestone Holdings, review the global concern on the African Swine Fever virus and comment that keeping ASF out of the United States is an economic opportunity for US pork producers.

SwineCast 1048, Answering Disease Preparedness Questions

SwineCast 1048 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Iowa Pork Congress, panelists Dr. Craig Rowles (Iowa Cage Free), Dr. Neal Benjamin (Carthage Veterinary Service), Dr. Pam Zaabel (Iowa State University), and Dr. Andrew Hennenfent (Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship) address disease preparedness questions from the audience.
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