What Are Consumer Views On Antibiotics? What is expressed, by some consumers, is a need to scale back on antibiotic prophylactic treatment in food animal agriculture. The World Health Organization suggests a better use and management of antibiotics across all animal species, including humans.
What Is Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus? What is being done to address Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)? PEDv is a coronavirus that kills newborn pigs within a short number of days. PEDv is not a risk for people; it is not zoonotic, so therefore it poses no risk to other animals or humans. Also, it poses no risk to food safety. But the price of pork will be affected by PEDv. More piglets are dying, reducing the flow of pigs into the meat market.
Listening? Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim, presents a production and economic model to reflect the impacts of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Polson shares charts on how farms are bing impacted over time. One of the key take aways: For pork producers to get ahead of the disease and aim to really eliminate PEDV, there needs to be a higher degree of communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration than is the norm across the swine industry.
Sustaining Success Dr. Erin Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim Technical Manager, talk about the area regional control (ARC) concept, how it works, and what it can do to help operations staff manage disease issues. Key is the ARC helps farms achieve greater sustained improvement in health and productivity in their neighborhood than any one can achieve on their own.
PEDv & Diagnostic Labs Keeping Up Dr. Phil Gauger, Iowa State University, shares historical perspective on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and the changes that specific disease brought to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Laboratories. Dr. Gauger suggests that it is key to continue the collaborative efforts amongst the wide swine ecosystem participants if diseases like PEDv are to be eliminated.
Applying Diseases Principles Dr. Noel Garbes, Bethany Swine Health Services, provides historical perspective on the Northern Illinois Area Regional Control (ARC) project. Dr. Garbes also highlights how the ARC project is utilized in better understanding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv). Dr. Garbes shares several principles that were formed during the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) and how they are being utilized in a broad approach to swine diseases.