Health & disease

SwineCast 1127, The Squeal on Day One Pig Care, Part 3: 24-Hour Staffing and Enhancing Inter-Employee Communications

SwineCast 1127 Show Notes:

  • This is part three of a three part series on day one pig care. Steve Horton (Sow Farm Supervisor for Thomas Livestock), Kendall Weger (PIC Global Technical Services ), and Pedro Mosqueira (PIC Technical Services) share some case study insights on employee communications that make first day pig care successful.

SwineCast 1126, At The Meeting - The World Responds to ASF in Germany

SwineCast 1126 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison learns more about African Swine Fever in Germany.
  • The discovery of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild pigs in eastern Germany has drawn a swift global response. The ATM team (Dr. Montserrat Torremorell - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Dr. Gordon Spronk - Pipestone Veterinary Services, and Dr. Tom Wetzell - Swine Veterinary Consultant) sorts out recent actions with Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian with the National Pork Producers Council, and Bobby Acord, a former USDA APHIS administrator.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1125, At The Meeting - COVID-19 Testing Strategy

SwineCast 1125 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison hears from Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota, to learn about COVID-19 testing strategies.
  • The U.S. testing strategy for the COVID-19 virus and delays in obtaining results have left veterinarians with questions. Dr. Osterholm , along with Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), have a conversation on the approaches to human testing.
  • The world-renowned Osterholm is the latest guest on the series of Leaders Leading recordings produced by the 'At The Meeting' team. Future editions will highlight insights and perspectives from leaders within the swine industry.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the the most recent topics in swine health and production.

Can We Find A Faster Alternative For Creating Recombinant ASFV In Field Strains?

Deletion of a novel gene in African swine fever virus produces complete attenuation and protection against current outbreak strain ASFV-GeorgiaDeletion of a novel gene in African swine fever virus produces complete attenuation and protection against current outbreak strain ASFV-Georgia Dr. Douglas Gladue, Plum Island, USDA, shares African Swine Fever virus background and research progress toward disease preventions through possible vaccines [video].

SwineCast 1124, The Squeal on Day One Pig Care, Part 2: Pre-Farrowing Preparation, Personnel, And Colostrum Management

SwineCast 1124 Show Notes:
  • This is part two of a multi part series on day one pig care. Steve Horton (Sow Farm Supervisor for Thomas Livestock), Kendall Weger (PIC Global Technical Services ), and Pedro Mosqueira (PIC Technical Services) talk about the preparation required to get personnel ready for pre-farrowing activities and colostrum management.

SwineCast 1123, At The Meeting - COVID-19 Vaccine Needs a Veterinary Perspective

SwineCast 1123 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison hears from Dr. Linda Saif, The Ohio State University, to discuss how a COVID vaccine might work.
  • Veterinarians are playing important roles in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are similarities between the SARS-2 virus and two coronaviruses that many livestock veterinarians know well. Dr. Saif, along with Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), have a conversation about COVID-19, zoonotic reservoirs, and the expertise veterinarians bring to vaccine development.
  • The world-renowned Saif is the latest guest on the series of Leaders Leading recordings produced by the 'At The Meeting' team. Future editions will highlight insights and perspectives from leaders within the swine industry.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1122, The Squeal on Day One Pig Care, Part 1: Critical Key Indicators For Good Day One Pig Care

SwineCast 1122 Show Notes:
  • This is part one of a multi part series on day one pig care. Steve Horton (Sow Farm Supervisor for Thomas Livestock), Kendall Weger (PIC Global Technical Services ), and Pedro Mosqueira (PIC Technical Services) talk about the some of the key indicators and actions required for that first day of piglet care.

SwineCast 1121, August Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System

SwineCast 1121 Show Notes:
  • This is the August update from the Swine Disease Reporting System. Experts from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State, and South Dakota State University, provide a regular update on swine diseases and seasonal issues of importance for producers.
  • In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan discuss with special guests Dr. Roger Main (Iowa State University) and Dr. Jerry Torrison (University of Minnesota) the background to bring consistency to the data generated from all the veterinary diagnostic laboratories. The groups also reviews the PRRSv data and trends observed.
  • This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report for August 2020, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports

SwineCast 1120, July Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System

SwineCast 1120 Show Notes:
  • This is the July update from the Swine Disease Reporting System. Experts from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State, and South Dakota State University, provide a regular update on swine diseases and seasonal issues of importance for producers.
  • In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan provide some behind the scenes look at how the system works, who its for, and what analysis takes place to produce the monthly reports.
  • This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report for July 2020, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports

SwineCast 1119, At The Meeting - Influenza, Interpreting The News From China

SwineCast 1119 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison hears from Dr. Marie Culhane, Professor of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Culhane joins the At The Meeting team to talk about a recent scientific paper on influenza that set off alarm bells worldwide. The paper characterized a known swine influenza strain previously found in China and Europe.
  • Dr. Culhane, along with Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), review the findings of recent research of influenza viruses, testing, immunity, and vaccines. They also discuss how our experience with influenza is similar and different from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the the most recent topics in swine health and production.
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