Health & disease

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.

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).

2018 NIAA Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability

2018 NIAA Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability2018 NIAA Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability, September 25 - 26, 2018, Kansas City, MO, USA. This series brought together practitioners and farm management & staff to look at the current issues and possible solutions for animal tracibility.

2018 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium

2018 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium2018 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium: New Science & Technology Tools for Antibiotic Stewardship, November 13-15, 2018, Overland Park, KS, USA. This series highlighted research and working group results that are aimed at helping reduce the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.

2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15 - 18, 2018, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. African Swine Fever was a key talking point, with four special presentations [presentation play list] sharing the risks and issues with the virus.

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].
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