Animal disease

SwineCast 1050, ATM - Explore Lawsonia and the Swine Gut Microbiome

SwineCast 1050 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the group discusses the swine gut microbiome and what is considered a good or bad microbiome.
  • Show hosts Dr. Montse Torremorell, Dr. Tom Wetzell, and Dr. Gordon Spronk, chat with Dr. Fernando Leite, Boehringer Ingelheim's enteric technical manager. Dr. Leite provides an overview of what a microbiome is and how it is a new and important area of research in animal health. With next generation sequencing techniques to help understand what is going on inside pig microbiomes, researchers hope to come up with new and more effective ways to treat diseases.

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.

SwineCast 1047, African Swine Fever - Three Things You Need To Know

SwineCast 1047 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Banff Pork Seminar, Farmscape's Bruce Cochrane talks with Dr. Egan Brockhoff with Prairie Swine Health Services on African Swine Fever and the three things you need to know.

Molecular Diagnostics in Swine Disease and Health Discovery

Molecular Diagnostics: Present and FutureMolecular Diagnostics: Present and Future Dr. Declan Schroeder, University of Minnesota, presents thoughts on how molecular biology is applied to swine research. Dr. Schroeder provides a series of details on the approaches to sequencing and understanding the DNA and RNA of pigs [video].

How African Swine Fever (ASF) Can Travel In Feed

Risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in feed and mitigation strategiesRisk of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in feed and mitigation strategies Dr. Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services, shares his research on how diseases can be transmitted via feed and under what conditions this might happen [video].

SwineCast 1037, ATM - Porcine Circovirus 3 (PCV3)

SwineCast 1037 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, we share a conversation on porcine circovirus 3, or PCV3.
  • Dr. Montse Torremorell joins Dr. Tom Wetzel and Dr. Gordon Spronk with special guest Dr. Darin Madson, Iowa State University, to talk about porcine circovirus 3 and how it is both similar to, and different from PCV2.
  • Dr. Madson and the show's cohosts discuss clinical signs associated with PCV3, including myocarditis, respiratory issues, and reproductive problems, as well as how current research is focused on better understanding the virus, its history, and whether any current PCV vaccines could offer some form of cross-protection.

USA Level Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness

African Swine Fever (ASF) awareness, prevention & response efforts at the national levelAfrican Swine Fever (ASF) awareness, prevention & response efforts at the national level Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, details the African Swine Fever (ASF) awareness, prevention, and response efforts at the national (USA) level. Diligence, preparedness, and active monitoring is a must. Dr. Webb reminds that there are key foreign animal disease resources at the Pork.Org web site [video].

Large System Experience With African Swine Fever (ASF)

African Swine Fever (ASF) experiences in a large commercial systemAfrican Swine Fever (ASF) experiences in a large commercial system Dr. Gustavo Lopez, University of Minnesota, provides a first hand look at African Swine Fever (ASF) on a farm operated by Cherkizovo (pronounced "Chair-Kee-Zi-Vo") in Russia. Dr. Lopez outlines the detection process, what they missed, the actions they had to take, and the new biosecurity protocols implemented [video].

Global Threat From African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever – a real and present global threatAfrican Swine Fever – a real and present global threat Dr. Chris Oura (Professor of Veterinary Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) explains what we know about the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, what the associated clinical signs are, and the various paths of transmission. From the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, 2018, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA [video].
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