SwineCast Industry

How To Keep Virus Out Of Feeds?

What can we do? Methods to keep viruses out of the feed supply chainWhat can we do? Methods to keep viruses out of the feed supply chain Dr. Cassandra Jones, Kansas State University, details the risks of virus getting into feed and steps that need to be considered [video].

How To Model Risk Of Virus In Feeds

A new model for evaluating the ability of additives to reduce the risk of viral contaminated feedA new model for evaluating the ability of additives to reduce the risk of viral contaminated feed Dr. Scott Dee, Pipestone Applied Research, outlines a new model to help producers be better at heading goff virus infections through feed [video].

What Is Needed For Innovation In Pork?

Using Internal Research and Innovation to Enhance Value Across the Smithfield Pork ChainUsing Internal Research and Innovation to Enhance Value Across the Smithfield Pork Chain Dr. Terry Coffey, Chief Science And Technology Officer, Smithfield, provides context and background on how Smithfield develops innovation to provide value to their customers [video].

Indiana HPAI Offers Insight On Animal Disease Outbreak Futures

Learning From The Past To Prepare For African Swine FeverLearning From The Past To Prepare For African Swine Fever From the 2019 Carthage Swine Conference, Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana's Chief State Veterinarian, share an example of how Indiana responded to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and how the lesson's learned are being applied to future events like African Swine Fever [audio].

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].

Explanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance Game

Explanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance GameExplanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance Game Dr. Scott Merrill and Luke Trinity, University of Vermont, share how serious games can help understand serious decision making.

Dr. Merrill and Mr. Trinity look into addressing this question: What affects willingness to invest in biosecurity and willingness to follow biosecurity protocols? Using a simulation approach with agent based modeling, they offer insight into how farm operations staff might behave in certain situations [video].

Understanding Human Behavior In Biosecurity Decision Making

Explanation And Demonstration Of Agent-Based Models (ABM) That Account For Human BehaviorExplanation And Demonstration Of Agent-Based Models (ABM) That Account For Human Behavior University of Vermont's Dr. Gabriela Bucini, Dr. Eric Clark, and Mr. Ollin Langle describe a tool to help to visualize the dynamics of swine diseases and how they spread, and to better understand how human behavior affects the transmission of swine diseases [video].

Understanding Decisions To Invest In Biosecurity

U.S. Swine Survey InsightsU.S. Swine Survey Insights Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University, shares insights on biosecurity, how producers make decisions, and what animal health officials really want producers to decide. Dr. Tonsor points out that within the area of biosecurity there are different incentives to invest and share information [video].

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].

Economic Context

Pork Industry Economic UpdatePork Industry Economic Update Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, provides a detailed pork industry economic update with historic context [video].

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