Swine Health Trends from ISU Vet Diagnostic Lab Health is always at the forefront of producers’ thoughts as they strive to provide daily care for their animals. This presentation provides a look at emerging health trends that are prevalent in our industry through the eyes of the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Iowa State University. Also highlighted are the recent developments of Senecavirus A cases in Iowa, and offer some practical ways producers can prevent it from showing up on their farms. [video].
Evaluation of Antibiotic Alternatives for Nursery Pigs In the coming years, there will almost certainly be an increase in the use of feed-grade antibiotic alternatives in swine production due to restrictions on feed-grade antibiotics for pig performance.
Thus, there is a need to understand effective ways to evaluate dietary antibiotic alternatives in swine production. This presentation provides an overview and evaluation of published data to known antibiotic alternatives that may influence nursery pig growth performance.
The antibiotic alternatives evaluated and discussed will include prebiotics, probiotics, resistant starch/fiber, botanicals, organic acids, lysozymes, oligosaccharides, yeast, and zinc and copper. [video].
Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better! Dr. Lowell Catlett retired as a Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in July 2015. Dr. Catlett shares a futurist's view of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work. [video].
PRRSV Diagnostics and Challenges to PRRSV Virus Isolation - Dr. Jianqiang (JQ) Zhang and Dr. Phil Gauger, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.
Mycobacterial WCL Adjuvant Review - Dr. Jordi B. Torrelles, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.
Mucosal Immunity: Intranasal PRRSV Vaccine - Dr. Aradhya Gourapura, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.