The International PRRS Symposium in Kansas City featured a joint meeting with the National Swine Improvement Federation to highlight the role geneticists are playing in developing PRRS tolerance. Today we feature comments from the PRRS program as speaker Dr. Dale Polson of Boehringer Ingelheim shares how industry perspective of this major disease has changed and where to go from here.
The "One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance" Symposium gathered prominent speakers and industry insiders in a unique round-table work environment, focusing on what's happening and what can be done. Under the auspices of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the event follows up on last year's extremely successful "Antibiotic Use In Food Animals". The resulting videos and white paper from the 2011 conference have been downloaded over ten-thousand times. Today we overview the conversations and outcomes with conference chair, Dr. Leah Dorman with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Antibiotic use and future records necessary to keep the government and our customers happy - Dr. Matt Anderson, from the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Dr. Kees de Lange, a swine nutritionist at the University of Guelph says research into early pig physiology and less complex diets show promise in lowering feed costs. He cautions the research is ongoing and that disease challenged herd results were significantly different. He talks with Bruce Cochrane at Farmscape.ca.