Animal welfare

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.

Protect Your Roots

From the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders SummitFrom the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit The 2018 Stakeholders Summit - themed "Protect Your Roots" - inspired attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry, and challenged them to be forward-thinking about how we can continue to grow into the future. Even if communication is not part of their job description, Summit attendees left with new perspectives on key issues and ready to engage with influencers to secure the future of animal agriculture [play list].

SwineCast 0956, Animal Welfare Standards Workshop Concludes NIAA Annual Meeting

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En Español: Decisiones de Eutansia Temprana - Timely Euthanasia Decisions

Decisiones de Eutansia Temprana - Timely Euthanasia DecisionsDecisiones de Eutansia Temprana - Timely Euthanasia Decisions The Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services customer meeting on August 16 offered several presentations in Spanish that cover production and staff topics. This one by Dr. Sergio Canavate, PIC, covers "Timely Euthanasia Decisions" [video].

Dr. Sergio Canavate - Decisiones de Eutansia Temprana - Timely Euthanasia Decisions


Decisiones de Eutansia Temprana - Timely Euthanasia Decisions - Dr. Sergio Canavate, PIC, from the 2016 Power Of The Past, Force Of The Future Customer Appreciation event, August 16, 2016, hosted by Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, Jasper Country Fairgrounds, IN, USA.

SwineCast 0917, Elanco's Simmons Says Ag Must Drive Future Conversations

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PRRSv Resistant Pigs Are Coming

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Resistant PigsPorcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Resistant Pigs One specific swine disease, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv), is costing North American and European swine producers $6 million dollars a day (US). Besides being an economic issues, PRRSv is an animal welfare issue. Dr. Randy Prather, University of Missouri, shares new swine genetics research he's involved, in focused on identifying the genes that allows for pigs to be resistant to PRRSv [video][slides].

Swine: Moving Forward and Making Changes

Europe and North America Swine RegulationSwine Changes Dr. Peter Kristensen, Director PIC Europe at Genus, shares an update on the swine regulations in the European Union and North America, comparing what the similarities and differences are. He notes the actions that have taken place in sow housing and antibiotic use and what changes North American will need to make.

Animal Welfare Today, And Tomorrow?

Pig Welfare - Doing what is right for the pig.Doing what is right for the pig Dr. Angela Baysinger, Health Assurance Veterinarian at PIC, Dr. Baysinger shares background information on who is leading the charge on advancing and improving animal welfare. Dr. Baysinger says "We will do what is right for the Pig! No matter what the challenge!".

Dr. Angela Baysinger - Pig Welfare - Doing what is right for the pig


Pig Welfare - Doing what is right for the pig. Where we are today and a glimpse of the path forward. - Dr. Angela Baysinger, Health Assurance Veterinarian at PIC, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.

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