PRRS diagnostics: Correlation of serum, tonsil scrapings, and oral fluids in growing gilts with natural exposure - Deanne Day, Iowa State University, from the 2011 World Pork Expo, June 8-10, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
2011 NIAA Consumer's Stake in Today's Food Production April 11 - 14, 2011, San Antonio, TX, USA. There has never been a time in which consumers were more interested in the origin of their food supply. Agriculture in the U.S. has proudly developed the most productive, safest, readily available source of wholesome nutrition in the world’s history. And consumers today expect no less. This conference brings new perspectives and calls to action on agriculture engaging consumers.
Foot-and-mouth disease, not to be confused with hand, foot and mouth disease, is a virus that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including cattle, sheep, and pigs. Foot-and-mouth disease is a serious animal disease but it does not affect food safety.
Unfortunately, many consumers are not aware of the disease until there is an outbreak. When surveyed, 69% of consumers say people can get FMD from infected meat, and many confuse FMD with bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE. FMD cannot be spread to humans through meat consumption and FMD is not related to BSE.
Swine dysentery is on the rise. Dr. Jeremy Pittman, Staff Veterinarian, Murphy-Brown, LLC, shares research that has addressed the reasons the disease is coming back and what approaches are being taken to keep the disease in check.