health & disease

SwineCast 0767, Canadian Swine Health Information Network A Critical Link For Practitioners

SwineCast 0767 Show Notes:

How are Technology and Agriculture Working Together?

National Institute for Animal AgricultureAgriculture Technology Helping Food Safety This year's National Institute for Animal Agriculture conference provided a cross-section of the livestock industry unlike any other event. Of note is the session track focused on Foot and Mouth Disease preparedness. The working session was especially valuable given the range of industries represented.

Dr. Patrick Webb - Animal Welfare During a Disease Outbreak


Animal Welfare During a Disease Outbreak - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director - Swine Health Programs, National Pork Board, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Barb Masters - Emergency Preparedness and Response


Emergency Preparedness and Response - Dr. Barb Masters, Senior Policy Advisor, OFW Law, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Lindsey Holmstrom - Feral Swine and Foreign and Emerging Animal Diseases


Feral Swine and Foreign and Emerging Animal Diseases - Dr. Lindsey Holmstrom; Diagnostic Epidemiologist, Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Center, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt - USDA-APHIS IT Update


USDA-APHIS IT Update - Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, USDA/APHIS/ VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

SwineCast 0764, When Did The Pigs Showing Symptoms Today Really Get Sick?

SwineCast 0764 Show Notes:
  • Consultant, educator, practioner Dr. Jim Lowe believes we need to change our diagnostics thought process to provide maximum economic impact with our treatment options.  He presented on "The Chronology of a Cough: Are We Really Looking and Working in the Right Place?" at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium proceeding the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting.
  • Full Video Presentation from the Symposium.

2013 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting

2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA., highlighted that the world’s population is projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050. This presents a challenge of feeding a growing global population, with U.S. animal agriculture expected to play a significant role in meeting this challenge.

Can Regulations Be Updated for Pseudorabies and Swine Brucellosis?

A New Approach to Pseudorabies and Swine BrucellosisA New Approach to Pseudorabies and Swine Brucellosis: A Concept Dr. Troy Bigelow overviews the paper "A New Approach to PRV and SB: A Concept" and the proposal for changing the regulations of pseudorabies and swine brucellosis. Dr. Bigelow points out that the regulations currently in place from 1970's and the effort to change them is a must so that the public are protected.

What's New With the PRRS Working Group?

PRRS Working Group UpdatePRRS Working Group Update Dr. Lisa Becton believes that PRRS is at a crossroads after 20 years of work. She talks about the future of PRRS and presents several views of PRRS' focus. Dr. Becton asks the audience if management, control and/or elimination of the virus, and how funding models will be created to support one or more of the focal points. She mentions there is continued National Pork Board support for PRRS elimination, as reaffirmed by the Swine Health Committee. To close Dr. becton highlights the 2014 plan of work.

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