John Blue, SwineCast Industry

John Blue is the editor of the SwineCast update and the SwineCast Industry blogs.
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Dr. J. Tyler Holck - Herd Health Management Solutions: The Future is Now


Herd Health Management Solutions: The Future is Now - Dr. J. Tyler Holck, 2016 American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting, February 27 - March 1, 2016, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Dr. Reid Philips - Comparative Efficacy Evaluation of Two Modified-Live PRRS Vaccines


Comparative Efficacy Evaluation of Two Modified-Live PRRS Vaccines - Dr. Reid Philips, Veterinarian, Swine Health Division, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Dr. Reid Philips - Evaluation of PRRSv Challenge Dose in Vaccinated Pigs


Evaluation of PRRSv Challenge Dose in Vaccinated Pigs - Dr. Reid Philips, Veterinarian, Swine Health Division, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Dr. Brian Payne - PCV2 Vaccine Cross-Protection: Identification of Sequences in Successfully Vaccinated Field Cases


PCV2 Vaccine Cross-Protection: Identification of Sequences in Successfully Vaccinated Field Cases - Dr. Brian Payne, Senior Associate Director of Swine Technical Services, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Ceva Vision And Future

Introduction to CevaIntroduction to Ceva Dr. Marc Prikazsky, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Ceva Santé Animale S.A., shares his vision of Ceva and how the employees of Ceva plan to advance that vision into new areas and countries [video].

On Becoming Better Diagnosticians

 Are We Doing as Good as We Know?Disease Interventions: Are We Doing as Good as We Know? Dr. Kent Schwartz, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Iowa State University, shares thoughts on disease intervention and asking "Are we doing as good as we know?" Dr. Schwartz suggests that data is needed to help solve the mysteries that animal diseases present to diagnosticians. One of his closing thoughts "There are no magic bullets and very few secrets to produce healthy pigs." [video].

The State Of Pork Today

Swine Industry Expectations, Innovations & TransformationsSwine Industry Expectations, Innovations & Transformations In this panel of swine experts, questions are discussed about handling disease emergencies at a national level, who are the trusted sources of information about the food supply, and the public perceptions of agriculture and how to respond.

Moderator Neil Dierks, CEO National Pork Producers Council, and panelists Dr. Tom Burkgren, Executive Director, American Association of Swine Veterinarians; Jan Hueber, General Manager and Co-Owner, Great Plains Management; and Bob Ruth, President, Country View Family Farms [video].

Using Complexity Theory To Understand Swine Vaccine Responses

 The Importance of Tissue-Level ActivityThe Chaos of Vaccine Responses: The Importance of Tissue-Level Activity Dr. David Hurley, Department of Large Animal Medicine, University of Georgia, dives into the science and physiology of tissue level activity and using Chaos Theory (or Complexity Theory if you prefer) to understand vaccine responses. This presentation shares detailed illustrations that explain tissue level events (their duration and strength plus their diversity).

One key takeaway is vaccines are able to protect target tissues other than the vaccine site because once ordered and produced in effective quantity and for the right challenge, the products will enter all body tissues expressing damage and danger. [video].

Providing Value Beyond The Products

Ceva U.S. BusinessCeva U.S. Business Craig Wallace, CEO and North America Pacific Zone Director, Ceva Animal Health, highlight how Ceva is growing and developing the relationships with veterinarians and producers in the U.S. Craig's key message is to "provide value beyond the products." [video].