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Dr. Thomas Kasari - Relevance of Risk Analysis/Assessment to International Trade and the Precautionary Principle


Relevance of Risk Analysis/Assessment to International Trade and the Precautionary Principle - Thomas Kasari, DVM, Analytical Epidemiologist/Risk Assessment, Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, USDA, APHIS, VS, STAS, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Dr. Amy Delgado - Risk Perception, Disease Reporting, and Cooperation With Emergency Response


Risk Perception, Disease Reporting, and Cooperation With Emergency Response - Amy Delgado, DVM, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, USDA, APHIS, VS, STAS, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Cindy Cunningham - Crisis Preparedness and Management


Crisis Preparedness and Management - Ms. Cindy Cunningham, Assistant Vice President of Communications, National Pork Board, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

How Might Viruses Get Into The USA?

Pathways Analysis ProjectVirus Path To Farm Lisa Ferguson, DVM, National Director, Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, APHIS, VS, National Import Export Services, shares an update on the Pathways Analysis Project, which is looking for potential pathways for exotic viral pathogens to come into the USA. The goal is to estimate the likelihood that each identified pathway may introduce exotic viral pathogens of swine into the USA.

Forced To Farm Like Your Grandfather?

The Precautionary Principle - Turning Prejudice into PolicyTurning Prejudice into Policy Dr. Mark Walton, Chief Marketing Officer, Recombinetics, challenges the audience to fight against the prejudicious that exist against modern livestock production practices that masquerade as caution, or, says Dr. Walton, be forced to use production practices used by our grandfathers.

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.