Animal disease

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].

SwineCast 1077, Boehringer Ingelheim Helps Drive Value For Pork Producers

SwineCast 1077 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, Cristian Gutiérrez, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, shares the background and story of Boehringer Ingelheim's approach to developing products to help drive value for pork producers.

SwineCast 1073, ATM - Extending PRRS Lessons Learned To Tackle Other Diseases

SwineCast 1073 Show Notes:
  • In this second episode of two part series, 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison looks at how the lessons of PRRS can be applied in to the future to help tackle other diseases.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Tom Wetzell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica), and Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services) are joined by Dr. Scott Dee (Pipestone Veterinary Services) and Dr. Reid Philips (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica) to look into the future on how knowledge learned from PRRS can help in other areas.
  • Catch up with Part One

SwineCast 1072, ATM - PRRS History, Major Milestones, and Lessons Learned

SwineCast 1072 Show Notes:
  • In this first episode of a two part series, 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison looks at the lessons learned and milestones made in the history of PRRS.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Tom Wetzell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica), and Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services) are joined by Dr. Scott Dee (Pipestone Veterinary Services) and Dr. Reid Philips (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica) to discuss what has happened over the last 30 years of PRRS, what milestones occurred, and what lessons were learned.
  • Continue to Part Two

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 1055, Update on The USDA Animal Disease Tractability Program

SwineCast 1055 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, Gregory Ibach, the USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, provides a high level update on the USDA animal disease tractability program.

SwineCast 1053, Emerging Technology Trends For Precision Livestock Farming

SwineCast 1053 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 American Association of Swine Veterinarians, a series of conversations with experts on precision livestock farming (PLF), where using smart software can track pigs using sight and sound.
    • Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, highlights the goal of the 2019 AASV Emerging Technology Session.
    • Next Dr. Josh Peschel, Iowa State University, shares how vision can be used to understand pig behavior as it relates to their health
    • and finally Dr. Seth Krantz, Tosh Farms, shares how sound can be used to monitor for pig coughs and how it was used in a study at Tosh Farms.

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.
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