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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."

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.

SwineCast 1035, ATM - African Swine Fever, Part 2 of 2

SwineCast 1035 Show Notes:
  • In this second of a two part episode of At The Meeting Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, we continue our conversation on African Swine Fever or ASF.
  • Dr. Montse Torremorell joins Dr. Tom Wetzel and Dr. Gordon Spronk with special guest Brad Heron, Director of Operations of Cherkizovo (pronounced "Chair-Kee-Zi-Vo") in Russia. Brad offers a personal, boots on the ground perspective on ASF.
  • Brad shares several stories of how ASF was discovered and handled on the Russian farms he helps run. The early disease indicators were confusing due to other animal diseases also running its course so ASF was not discovered as early as they had thought they would.
  • Brad highlights what happened to the operations when ASF was discovered, actions they had to take, and the Russian regulations they had to work with requiring depopulations within a five mile radius.
  • Brad also summarizes the biosecurity changes they made to defend against ASF, including transportation tracking, multiple testing points through out the operations, and physical farm and people security improvements.
  • The number one key take away from Brad: Have good testing; if you don't test, you don't have the ability discover outbreaks.
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."