Doing what is right for the pig Dr. Angela Baysinger, Health Assurance Veterinarian at PIC, Dr. Baysinger shares background information on who is leading the charge on advancing and improving animal welfare. Dr. Baysinger says "We will do what is right for the Pig! No matter what the challenge!".
Pig Welfare - Doing what is right for the pig. Where we are today and a glimpse of the path forward. - Dr. Angela Baysinger, Health Assurance Veterinarian at PIC, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.
PEDv – What we did correct, what we did wrong and what we should do in the future. Reviewing actions taken in North America and Asia. - Dr. Joe Connor, Carthage Veterinary Service, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.
Swine health presenters take on questions from the audience on health, policy, and future - Panel, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.
All About Pork The Pork Industry Forum, held March 5-7, 2015 in San Antonio, TX, gathered pork producers looking to gain insights on the Checkoff funded programs and the policy activities being pursued.
Dr. Paul Sundberg, Science & Technology, National Pork Board, suggests that PEDv was valuable in that it has spurred the US pork producers to prepare for the next animal disease. Dr. Sundberg also outlined the value of the Swine Health Information Center and the Center's next steps [video].
On the trade front, Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, gave details on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and what it means to producers. "We won’t accept a deal for the sake of a deal, for us, the substance is what drives the timeline." says Ambassador Vetter [video].
Review & Survey Evaluation Dr. Brian Lubbers, with support from Dr. Eric Moore, summarizes the NIAA antibiotic symposiums to date and details the outcomes of the past symposiums as it relates to moving forward with actions. Dr. Lubbers focuses on the post symposium survey results on previous attendees and outlines takeaways. Dr. Lubbers, based on survey take aways, says that the NIAA focus needs to make a connection with the regulatory groups, create antimicrobial 101 sessions, and to increase the marketing of the antimicrobial sessions so that other people in & outside of agriculture attend.
Gathering Antimicrobial Use Data in Animals Dr. Craig A. Lewis, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, talks about whys of data collections in antibiotic use and provides details on the USDA strategy moving forward on antimicrobial use within agriculture. Dr. Lewis shares background on some of the initiatives for agriculture antimicrobial use and what some of the data collection issues are. Dr. Lewis also highlights the connections of agriculture, food, and the regulatory groups that are involved, like the FDA and USDA.