Genetic and Management Methods to Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Sows - Dr. Ken Stalder, Iowa State University, from the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference The annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, held September 15-18, in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, is a showcase gathering of swine practitioners, researchers, and producers joined by affiliated industry to share best practice experience and cutting-edge research. Thanks to the generosity of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Continuing Education team, hundreds of hours of preparation and presentation are distilled here for your review.
Science Underlying Feed Efficiency Dr. John Patience, Iowa State University, has been looking at swine feed efficiency for many years [video]. In the last two years he received funding to look at feed efficiency through a multidisciplinary lens, with nutritionists, physiologists, microbiologists, geneticists, and other experts. This expertise have brought together new insights and data that can help address questions about disease susceptibility and growth patterns. Presentation from the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Proper euthanasia practices lessen stress on barn technicians and present a better picture to the public at large. Dr. Tina Widowski, professor of animal and poultry science and the director of the Campbell Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph, discusses new work with Bruce Cochrane which shows promise on both the scientific and social front.
Lameness resulting from mycoplasma infection can alter the appearance of your herd as well as your bottom line. The Maschhoffs' Dr. Clayton Johnson discusses what your barn techs will see and what treatment options are available.
The annual Carolina Swine Health Seminar is enjoyable on a number of fronts and increases in presentation quality over time. This short conversation highlights the scope of the presentations as Dr. John Kolb discusses his take aways.