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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 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.

SwineCast 1044, The Squeal - Current Thoughts On Finishing Pig Nutrition

SwineCast 1044 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of The Squeal, nutrition is a key element in maximizing genetic potential. To help your management team to take full advantage, we've brought together Dr. Noel Williams (Iowa Select Farms), Dr. Márcio Gonçalves (PIC), and Wayne Cast (PIC).

Crossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and Food

Crossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and FoodCrossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and Food Dr. Scott Dee shares insights at the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference on how he found out more about animal diseases spreading through feed and getting into swine operations. He pulls together the background info into a story that highlights the clues and data that lead him to dig deeper into the possibility that feed is the vector [video].

Pathogens Travel In Food For Humans Too

Cool logic; solving a norovirus outbreak in a commercially-distributed foodCool Logic; Solving A Norovirus Outbreak In A Commercially-distributed Food Alida Sorenson shares how the connection of a human pathogen to food, combined with the ability to store food a long time and be traded globally, allow pathogens to go farther and impact more people. Using a case study of norovirus in ice-cream in Minnesota, Ms. Sorenson traces how the clues came together and what the response teams had to do to identify, contain, and eliminate the norovirus [video].

SwineCast 1041, The Squeal - On Creating A Biosecurity Culture

SwineCast 1041 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of The Squeal, a team of experts addresses a topic of greatest concern to the collective industry mind, biosecurity. Sharing hands on techniques and implementation ideas are Dr. Joel Nerem (Pipestone Veterinary Services), Dr. Andrea Pitkin (PIC Health Assurance Veterinary Team), and Dr. Jess Wadell (PIC Health Assurance Veterinary Team).
  • Biosecurity - It's something that just doesn't happen from 8:00 to 5:00, it has to be 24/7. It has to be on the weekends, it has to be on the holidays. It just has to be part of what people do every day, and it's often not convenient. The things that this episode talks about are going to prevent disease and are not convenient. That's why it has to be culture. It has to be just ingrained.

SwineCast 1040, ATM - Going In-Depth on African Swine Fever

SwineCast 1040 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At The Meeting Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, discussion continues on African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in China and Europe.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, Dr. Tom Wetzell, and Dr. Gordon Spronk have an important conversation about the impact of ASF on the global swine industry, and what it could mean if it reaches the United States.
  • The cohosts sit down with Dr. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid to discuss the history of the disease and the work he and his team have done to combat ASF, such as developing laboratory tests to aid in diagnosis and control.
  • "African swine fever is, in general, an underestimated disease that many people don’t understand," says Dr. Sánchez-Vizcaíno. "But one of the keys to fighting ASF is an early-detection system."

Feed and Swine Health

American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Response and PerspectivesAmerican Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Response and Perspectives Leah Wilkinson provides an American Feed Industry Association response and perspective on swine health as it relates to feed and feed ingredients [video].
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