Do Consumers Feel Confident About Their Food? Mrs. Leann Saunders, President of Where Food Comes From, Inc., states that consumers rely on media for a vast majority of their information and have constant confusion over what is right, healthy, cost effective, safe, or green. Mrs. Saunders offers that verified and branded information can help consumers understand and trust the traceability and source verification behind a food product.
Evidence-Based Policy Development Dr. Paul Halverson, Founding Dean and Professor, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, works to explain what "public health" is and how it is important as part of understanding the agriculture issues and solutions.
2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health , November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture brought together people across the spectrum from agriculture, consumer health, and retail food, to share their views on antibiotic resistance, agriculture's use of antibiotics, and consumer perceptions of antibiotics.
Being a Better Diagnostician Dr. Marie Culhane talks about diagnostics and the costs associated with veterinary services. She outlines several steps to increase the value of your diagnostics and your value as a diagnostician.
Increase the value of your diagnostics and your value as a diagnostician - Dr. Marie Culhane, Associate Clinical Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Don't Lick The Animals Dr. Joni Scheftel provides a public health perspective on the influenza A virus and the human-interface. Dr. Scheftel notes that up until 2012, the occurrence of influenza A virus (swine influenza) in humans was quite rare. But in 2012 the U.S. cases of variant influenza A jumped to 306 from 14 in 2011. Dr. Scheftel concludes with information on action steps taken in 2013 to educate people in Minnesota about exposure to pigs through out the year, like at fairs and live markets.
Swine influenza virus prevalence and risk factors in weaning-age pigs - Matt Allerson, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The growing diversity of H3N2 influenza A virus in swine and the impact on control in swine and at the human animal interface - Dr. Amy Vincent, Research Veterinary Medical Officer, National Animal Disease Center, USDA-ARS, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.