At The Meeting returns with an update and perspectives on PRRS management. Dr. John Kolb, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., shares system level approaches to controlling PRRS. Dr. Kolb highlights the methods and results of systematically controlling PRRS at four different companies.
A National PRRS Program?
2014 National PRRS Symposium - Chicago, IL
PEDv Research & Diagnostics Dr. Darin Madson, Iowa State University, talks about how veterinary diagnostic labs seek and find Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Madson offers the science details on PEDv and what characteristics the virus contains. Dr. Madson closes with approaches to research on PEDv treatments.
Foaming Research Update Drs. Steve Hoff, Andersen, and Kerr share research on manure pit foaming and what operations need to keep an eye on. Their research aims to find and correct the mechanisms of foaming so the risks to operations staff and animals is minimized. They offer some key finding on what might be related to causing manure to foam and what can practically be done to reduce the effect.
Understanding This PED Virus in Practice Dr. Matt Anderson, Suidae Health and Production, shares his veterinarian practice experience in dealing with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Anderson points out that PEDv tested the assumptions of how to handle animal diseases and what protocols were and were not in place. He concludes with the message to prodders that trucks need to be clean, clean, clean. And he suggests there needs to be thought in to how international trade is protected from future outbreaks of animal diseases.
State Veterinarian Perspective/Regulations on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) - Dr. David Schmitt, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, from the 2015 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28-29, Des Moines, IA, USA.