Health & disease

At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison

At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison The latest information and research about swine health and production from industry professionals and veterinarians, delivered in a form to help you maximize your time.

SwineCast 1053, Emerging Technology Trends For Precision Livestock Farming

SwineCast 1053 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 American Association of Swine Veterinarians, a series of conversations with experts on precision livestock farming (PLF), where using smart software can track pigs using sight and sound.
    • Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, highlights the goal of the 2019 AASV Emerging Technology Session.
    • Next Dr. Josh Peschel, Iowa State University, shares how vision can be used to understand pig behavior as it relates to their health
    • and finally Dr. Seth Krantz, Tosh Farms, shares how sound can be used to monitor for pig coughs and how it was used in a study at Tosh Farms.

SwineCast 1051, The Squeal - Early Pig Care

SwineCast 1051 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of The Squeal, Matt Grimm with Cactus Family Farms, Dr. Fernando Gomez, PIC's wean to finish technical services specialist, and PIC's Joe Koenig share their early pig care experience.

SwineCast 1050, ATM - Explore Lawsonia and the Swine Gut Microbiome

SwineCast 1050 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the group discusses the swine gut microbiome and what is considered a good or bad microbiome.
  • Show hosts Dr. Montse Torremorell, Dr. Tom Wetzell, and Dr. Gordon Spronk, chat with Dr. Fernando Leite, Boehringer Ingelheim's enteric technical manager. Dr. Leite provides an overview of what a microbiome is and how it is a new and important area of research in animal health. With next generation sequencing techniques to help understand what is going on inside pig microbiomes, researchers hope to come up with new and more effective ways to treat diseases.

SwineCast 1049, Economic Opportunity: Keeping African Swine Fever Out of USA

SwineCast 1049 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Scott Dee, Research Director at Pipestone, and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Chairman of the Board, Pipestone Holdings, review the global concern on the African Swine Fever virus and comment that keeping ASF out of the United States is an economic opportunity for US pork producers.

2019 Iowa Pork Congress

2019 Iowa Pork Congress2019 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23 - 24, 2019, Des Moines, IA, USA. Panel presentations helped attendees learn about environmental stewardship, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae elimination, and Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD) preparation and action.

SwineCast 1048, Answering Disease Preparedness Questions

SwineCast 1048 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Iowa Pork Congress, panelists Dr. Craig Rowles (Iowa Cage Free), Dr. Neal Benjamin (Carthage Veterinary Service), Dr. Pam Zaabel (Iowa State University), and Dr. Andrew Hennenfent (Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship) address disease preparedness questions from the audience.

SwineCast 1047, African Swine Fever - Three Things You Need To Know

SwineCast 1047 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Banff Pork Seminar, Farmscape's Bruce Cochrane talks with Dr. Egan Brockhoff with Prairie Swine Health Services on African Swine Fever and the three things you need to know.

30 Years of PRRS

30 Years of PRRS: A Platform for Progress-Pijoan LectureA Platform for Progress - Pijoan Lecture Dr. Michael Rahe delivers the presentation by Dr. Michael Murtaugh for the Pijoan Lecture at the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. As a scientist Dr. Murtaugh approached understanding porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) using molecular biology and immunology, building on the idea of platforms for progress [video].

SwineCast 1045, Moving the Needle on Piglet Survivability

SwineCast 1045 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Midwest Pork Conference, we learn about moving the needle on piglet survivability with Kurt Nagel, Director of Sow Production, Belstra Milling Company Inc. Kurt details several of the key factors on calculating piglet survivability and challenges producers by asking if they have the right tools.
  • One area, with respect to pre-weaning mortality, that can bring the biggest change is how to handle fall behind pigs. Kurt says they don't have the "right answer" but it is an area where Belstra Milling continues to focus.
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