John Blue, SwineCast Industry

John Blue is the editor of the SwineCast update and the SwineCast Industry blogs.
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Dr. Jianqiang (JQ) Zhang; Dr. Phil Gauger - PRRSV Diagnostics and Challenges to PRRSV Virus Isolation


PRRSV Diagnostics and Challenges to PRRSV Virus Isolation - Dr. Jianqiang (JQ) Zhang and Dr. Phil Gauger, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Bob Nordgren - Solid Lipid Nanoparticle Review


Solid Lipid Nanoparticle Review - Dr. Bob Nordgren, Aix Bio Consulting, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Jordi B. Torrelles - Mycobacterial WCL Adjuvant Review


Mycobacterial WCL Adjuvant Review - Dr. Jordi B. Torrelles, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Gabriela Calzada-Nova - PRRS Virus Isolation & Culture: The ZMAC Difference


PRRS Virus Isolation & Culture: The ZMAC Difference - Dr. Gabriela Calzada-Nova, Aptimmune Biologics, Inc, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Aradhya Gourapura - Mucosal Immunity: Intranasal PRRSV Vaccine


Mucosal Immunity: Intranasal PRRSV Vaccine - Dr. Aradhya Gourapura, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Bob Nordgren - The Promise of Mucosal Immunity: Introduction to BARRICADE℠


The Promise of Mucosal Immunity: Introduction to BARRICADE℠ - Dr. Bob Nordgren, Aix Bio Consulting, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.

Approaches To Reducing Farm Energy Costs

Electric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine FarmsElectric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine Farms Michael Reese, University of Minnesota, details usable research info that will help swine farms evaluate what electric and thermal energy strategies are viable. Several key take home messages: 1) Energy efficiency upgrades can have a short-term return-on-investment, 2) Reputable contractors are available to remove complexities, and 3) There still exist state, federal, and utility grants and incentives [video].

Have Virus, Will Travel?

Modeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the USModeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the US Dr. Scott Dee at Pipestone Veterinary Services is tracking feed components as possible disease vectors. He shares some thoughts on this with, highlighting several of the experiments run to prove viruses can survive container shipping from over seas. Dr. Dee suggests that all the touch points along the feed ecosystem pathway need attention so producers and feed mill operators can evaluate and respond to the risks [video].

Eldon McAfee - Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update


Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update - Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Lowell Catlett - Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better!


Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better! - Dr. Lowell Catlett, Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, Retired, from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.