Health & disease

SwineCast 0989, PEDv Telephone Town Hall In Alberta Identifies Transport Issues

SwineCast 0989 Show Notes:

SwineCast 0988, Identifying Possible Pathogen Gaps In Your Defense Effort

SwineCast 0988 Show Notes:
  • Finding and filling holes in your pathogen barrier is just good management as Iowa State's Dr. Derald Holtkamp outlines in this conversation.

2017 World Pork Expo

2017 World Pork Expo2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA. From the PORK Academy were several presentations on the Pork Quality Initiative (What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Taste And Tenderness? and Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling) and how social media is used on pork farms (Social Media in Pork Production). Additional presentations shared the environmentals and economics of swine.

How Are We Doing With The Veterinary Feed Directive?

Veterinary Feed Directive - PORK AcademyVeterinary Feed Directive - PORK Academy Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, digs into what swine operations and veterinarians have learned about the Veterinary Feed Directive's implementation since January 2017. Dr. Rademacher walks through several key findings and aims to address many questions from the audience. Dr. Rademacher shares data from GlobalVetLINK that highlight some of the areas VFD compliance and activity have been focused on [video].

What Are Key Sow Housing Tools Available?

Walking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available - PORK AcademyWalking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available - PORK Academy Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, shares how sow housing has changed over the last 20 years. Dr. Safranski looks at some of the parameters that define sow housing today and the movements toward group sow housing. Dr. Safranski closes with the subject of sow housing feeding systems and how to troubleshoot them. [video].

Learn More About The Infection/Prevention Chain

Introducing Infection/Prevention Chain™Introducing Infection/Prevention Chain™ Dr. Eduardo Fano, Tech Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, shares and introduction to Infection/Prevention Chain™ to help swine operation staff and animal health professionals know about the approach. Dr. Fano says everything is connected and that mapping the processes will help teams know where the infection points exist. Take aways: The Infection/Prevention Chain concept is a tool for swine diseases management, using the whole herd approach, and it encourages systematic interventions [video].

What Is Whole Herd Swine Disease Control?

Whole herd approach to swine disease controlWhole herd approach to swine disease control Dr. Brian Payne, Regional Health Director, Pipestone System's Bethany (Illinois) and Rensselaer (Indiana) locations, brings to the audience the "in the field" practice of swine health and the focus points swine farms concentrate on. Dr. Payne talks about aiming to prevent the infections through the infection chain concept: if farm operations can minimize through preventing the infection chain then there is a better chance of not needing medication. [video].

Dr. Brian Payne - Whole herd approach to swine disease control


Whole herd approach to swine disease control - Dr. Brian Payne, Regional Health Director, Pipestone System's Bethany (Illinois) and Rensselaer (Indiana) locations, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Eduardo Fano - Introducing Infection/Prevention Chain Concept


Introducing Infection/Prevention Chain™ - Dr. Eduardo Fano, Tech Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 0987, WPX - Foreign Animal Disease Planning

SwineCast 0987 Show Notes:
  • Bill Northey, Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture, was on hand at World Pork Expo to share the importance of preparation in the eventuality of a foreign animal disease outbreak. He talks with Dave Russell. Business Continuity Plans for foreign animal disease issues are key to have in place now so when issues like avian influenza hit, stakeholders and communities have a starting point to help handle the issues. Plan updates are still needed over time to adjust to the lessons learned from past events and to incorporate new concerns coming in the future. Engagement of all participants is a key element for such plans to succeed.
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