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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 1043, ATM - International Trade Conversations With The NPPC

SwineCast 1043 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the conversation focuses on international trade and commerce with guest Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel for Global Governmental Affairs for the National Pork Producers Council.
  • Show hosts Dr. Gordon Spronk, Dr. Montse Torremorell, and Dr. Tom Wetzell chat with Nick about the current state of international trade and commerce, and what the future might look like on upcoming trade negotiations in 2019.

SwineCast 1040, ATM - Going In-Depth on African Swine Fever

SwineCast 1040 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At The Meeting Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, discussion continues on African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in China and Europe.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, Dr. Tom Wetzell, and Dr. Gordon Spronk have an important conversation about the impact of ASF on the global swine industry, and what it could mean if it reaches the United States.
  • The cohosts sit down with Dr. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid to discuss the history of the disease and the work he and his team have done to combat ASF, such as developing laboratory tests to aid in diagnosis and control.
  • "African swine fever is, in general, an underestimated disease that many people don’t understand," says Dr. Sánchez-Vizcaíno. "But one of the keys to fighting ASF is an early-detection system."

At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison.

Welcome to "At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison," a podcast cofounded and originally hosted by the late Dr. Bob Morrison, along with his colleagues, friends and cohosts Dr. Gordon Spronk and Dr. Tom Wetzell. An international leader in the swine community, Dr. Morrison cofounded "At The Meeting" to bring the latest information and research to the swine industry.

In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss topics related to swine health and production. Dr. Morrison had a passion for education, and it's in his honor that the podcast is being carried on today.

Dr. Bob Morrison
The late Dr. Bob Morrison was a professor in the Swine Group at the University of Minnesota and the cofounder of the "At The Meeting" podcast. In addition to broad, global industry experience, you can hear Bob's pure enthusiasm for scientific rigor and continuing education in the past episodes of the podcast that feature him.

Dr. Gordon Spronk
Dr. Gordon Spronk is a swine veterinary consultant and manager with Pipestone Veterinary Services and Pipestone Systems in Pipestone, Minnesota. Gordon works with sow farms and wean-to-finish facilities throughout the Midwest of the United States and internationally in Asia, and was named the American Association of Swine Veterinarians 2000 Swine Practitioner of the Year.

Dr. Tom Wetzell
Dr. Tom Wetzell is a Senior Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim. He's been a swine consultant for more than 30 years, working with producers all over the United States. Tom is a previous recipient of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians' Swine Practitioner of the Year award and the Technical Services and Allied Industry Veterinarian of the Year award.

This program is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. ©2018 All rights reserved by "At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison."