Pig Welfare - Doing what is right for the pig. Where we are today and a glimpse of the path forward. - Dr. Angela Baysinger, Health Assurance Veterinarian at PIC, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.
PEDv – What we did correct, what we did wrong and what we should do in the future. Reviewing actions taken in North America and Asia. - Dr. Joe Connor, Carthage Veterinary Service, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.
Europe and North America – Are we really that different? A comparison of regulatory and legal environments. - Dr. Peter Kristensen, Director PIC Europe at Genus, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.
How can we make our profession stronger now and in the future? A look at veterinary training, education and leadership development. - Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting Limited, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.
Swine health presenters take on questions from the audience on health, policy, and future - Panel, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.
All About Pork The Pork Industry Forum, held March 5-7, 2015 in San Antonio, TX, gathered pork producers looking to gain insights on the Checkoff funded programs and the policy activities being pursued.
Dr. Paul Sundberg, Science & Technology, National Pork Board, suggests that PEDv was valuable in that it has spurred the US pork producers to prepare for the next animal disease. Dr. Sundberg also outlined the value of the Swine Health Information Center and the Center's next steps [video].
On the trade front, Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, gave details on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and what it means to producers. "We won’t accept a deal for the sake of a deal, for us, the substance is what drives the timeline." says Ambassador Vetter [video].
Review & Survey Evaluation Dr. Brian Lubbers, with support from Dr. Eric Moore, summarizes the NIAA antibiotic symposiums to date and details the outcomes of the past symposiums as it relates to moving forward with actions. Dr. Lubbers focuses on the post symposium survey results on previous attendees and outlines takeaways. Dr. Lubbers, based on survey take aways, says that the NIAA focus needs to make a connection with the regulatory groups, create antimicrobial 101 sessions, and to increase the marketing of the antimicrobial sessions so that other people in & outside of agriculture attend.
Gathering Antimicrobial Use Data in Animals Dr. Craig A. Lewis, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, talks about whys of data collections in antibiotic use and provides details on the USDA strategy moving forward on antimicrobial use within agriculture. Dr. Lewis shares background on some of the initiatives for agriculture antimicrobial use and what some of the data collection issues are. Dr. Lewis also highlights the connections of agriculture, food, and the regulatory groups that are involved, like the FDA and USDA.
The Need for Data Dr. Larry Granger, DVM, Senior Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, outlines the USDA interest in the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report. The USDA brought together many stakeholders to have the conversations around antimicrobial resistance and what options there are for the future of agriculture. Questions aiming to be addressed: How does the reduction of antimicrobials impact the production of food and how does the actions of Antimicrobial reduction affect national security?
You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure Dr. Calvin Booker, Managing Partner at Feedlot Health Management Services, Ltd., shares perspectives on antibiotics, antimicrobials, and resistance by practicing veterinarians. One of Dr. Booker's takeaway is the importance of understanding the impact of feedlot antimicrobial use and resistance so that developing a sustainable plan for using antimicrobials in feedlot production can be accomplished.