John Blue, SwineCast Industry

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Dr. Lisa Ferguson - Pathways Analysis Project


Pathways Analysis Project - Lisa Ferguson, DVM, National Director, Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, APHIS, VS, National Import Export Services, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Dr. Mark Walton - The Precautionary Principle - Turning Prejudice into Policy


The Precautionary Principle - Turning Prejudice into Policy - Mark Walton, PhD, Chief Marketing Officer, Recombinetics, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Looking At PCV History

PCV2: Diagnostics, Control, Protection, and Efficacy MeasuresForty Years of PCV Dr. Brian Payne, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, provides a crash course into porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). Dr. Payne points out the history of porcine circovirus and what has occurred over the 40 years of PCV in terms of vaccination processes.

Aiming to Reclaim Lost 10%

Not All PRRSV Antibodies are Created EqualResearch Mind Set on PRRS Dr. Bob Rowland, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, offers his view that there will never be a magic bullet to conquer PRRS. Instead he has set forth to figure out how to claim back more pigs from the 10%+ lost production pigs PRRS claims.

Circovirus Infection Chain

In-Field Research & PCV2 Sow Herd Stability: Our ProcessUnderstanding the Infection Chain Dr. David Baumert, Cargill Pork, shares how the research on circovirus are being conducted. Dr. Baumert explains the infection chain and then outlines approaches to understanding infections in production herds.

What is PCV2 Genomic Behavior?

Natural Infection, Immunity & Prevalence of PCV2PCV2 Genomic Behavior Dr. Michael Murtaugh presents the work he and Dr. Cheryl Dvorak, University of Minnesota, have done to better understand circovirus (PCV2 ) and its genomic behaviors. Some of their results discovered: PCV2 is a highly conserved virus displaying limited genetic diversity in the United States, and vaccination effectively controls porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) and reduces infectious pressure, but does not eliminate virus.

Dr. David Baumert - In-Field Research & PCV2 Sow Herd Stability: Our Process


In-Field Research & PCV2 Sow Herd Stability: Our Process - Dr. David Baumert, Cargill Pork, from the Boehringer Ingelheim Pre-AASV Conference, February 28, 2014 - Dallas, TX

Dr. Brian Payne - PCV2: Diagnostics, Control, Protection, and Efficacy Measures


PCV2: Diagnostics, Control, Protection, and Efficacy Measures - Dr. Brian Payne, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, from the Boehringer Ingelheim Pre-AASV Conference, February 28, 2014 - Dallas, TX

Dr. Michael Murtaugh and Dr. Cheryl Dvorak - Natural Infection, Immunity & Prevalence of PCV2


Natural Infection, Immunity & Prevalence of PCV2 - Dr. Michael Murtaugh and Dr. Cheryl Dvorak, University of Minnesota, USA , from the Boehringer Ingelheim Pre-AASV Conference, February 28, 2014 - Dallas, TX