PEDv, Where Do We Stand? [audio] Three leading swine veterinarians and researchers give producers a timely, informative overview of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. The experts will cover what the industry has learned about the disease's impact on production, herd immunity/exposure, diagnostics, mandatory reporting and other important topics [audio].
What Are Consumer Views On Antibiotics? What is expressed, by some consumers, is a need to scale back on antibiotic prophylactic treatment in food animal agriculture. The World Health Organization suggests a better use and management of antibiotics across all animal species, including humans.
What Is Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus? What is being done to address Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)? PEDv is a coronavirus that kills newborn pigs within a short number of days. PEDv is not a risk for people; it is not zoonotic, so therefore it poses no risk to other animals or humans. Also, it poses no risk to food safety. But the price of pork will be affected by PEDv. More piglets are dying, reducing the flow of pigs into the meat market.
What's changed in the custom manure applicator industry as a result of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)? Good friend Bruce Cochrane of Farmscape.ca talks with Manitoba's Doug Redekop, President and General Manager of Precision Pumping Limited.
As the 2014 World Pork Expo drew to a close, finally caught up with producer and National Pork Producers Council President Dr Howard Hill for his take on the information and events of greatest importance.
Listening? Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim, presents a production and economic model to reflect the impacts of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Polson shares charts on how farms are bing impacted over time. One of the key take aways: For pork producers to get ahead of the disease and aim to really eliminate PEDV, there needs to be a higher degree of communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration than is the norm across the swine industry.