The discussion on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is already showing progress as witnessed by this panel hastily gathered for World Pork Expo. NPPC President-Elect Dr. Howard Hill emceed the discussion before the nearly full room of interested producers and health care providers.
A lot of information flowing from Des Moines during World Pork Expo. We'll be sharing conversations related to PEDV (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) as the story unfolds during the next few days. National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks briefed the press corps on the current status.
Consultant, educator, practioner Dr. Jim Lowe believes we need to change our diagnostics thought process to provide maximum economic impact with our treatment options. He presented on "The Chronology of a Cough: Are We Really Looking and Working in the Right Place?" at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium proceeding the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting.
Consumers are asking about carbon footprints and sustaining agricultural practices because they're interested. Who's answering? Jim Fallon of the Center for Food Integrity takes up the flag at the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Conference.
ePigflow is a new business created to facilitate the utilization of feeders, weaners and facilities. General Manager Ryan Cooney notes, "We allow producers to list the pigs and swine barns they have available and help them get connected with other interested producers, and then we facilitate the transactions so there are no surprises."
Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana State Vet, describes a 2012 H3N2 Influenza outbreak at several Indiana fairs and what procedures have been developed for the future. From the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2013 Annual Meeting.
Dr. Duane Garner, professor emeritus in Animal Biotechnology at the University of Nevada and consultant with GametoBiology Consulting shares perspective on the potential for prevalent use of sexed semen in the swine industry. He say's it not likely to be on your farm soon.