Trichinosis is a non-issue for most swine producers employing modern production methods. But as Dr. Dermot Hayes of Iowa State explained at World Pork Expo's Pork Academy, its no small matter in the world of pork exports.
Do You Know What To Do? The Animal Disease Traceability Rule, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Veterinary Services final rule, is now in effect. However, understanding the details and knowing what information is required can be a bit complex. To help, GlobalVetLINK is providing a webinar on July 16, 2013 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT), titled Animal Disease Traceability Rule and ICVI Documentation that will help attendees understand what needs to be done. Valerie E. Ragan, DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, will present [webinar is now published].
What is the Infection Chain Concept? Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, looks that the infection chain concept and updates people on the new information that has been assembled. Dr. Payne looks at the system level approach to understanding how disease progress and trying to identify the roots of the disease infection problems.
Swine Production Infection Chain Dr. David Baumert, Swine Practitioner, talks about the infection chain concept as it relates to Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (Mhp). The infection chain concept is the movement of infectious disease agents from breeding herds to the offspring production flows (with resulting production losses up to and including the market swine phase). Dr. Baumert closes with note that control of 'Infection Chain Disease' at the gilt source level can control significant economic loss throughout the production chain.
One presentation at World Pork Expo was changed from influenza-focused to an update on what's known about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus for producers and vets. Share this one with your barn staff as the National Pork Board's Dr. Lisa Becton presents.