Health & disease

Swine Truck Washing Requires Stronger Process

Swine Truck Wash Study and PEDvHeat and Behavior Change Required Dr. Butch Baker, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, shares the results of research on trucks used to haul pigs and how their cleaning protocols impact the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Baker's key messages: Trucks need to be cleaned well and the people involved must be more rigorous. Also, truck washing facilities need to be prepared to support stricter protocols: the payoff is a reduction of herd infections.

What Is The Sustainable Pork Framework?

The Sustainable Pork FrameworkPork Commitment To Future Mr. Allan Stokes, Director of Environmental Programs, National Pork Board, runs through the issues of food for large numbers of people in 2050 and then focuses on the activity pork producers are taking. Mr. Stokes highlights the environmental value points that the National Pork Board is working to address in their "We Care" initiatives. Mr. Stokes also details the four pillars of environmental sustainability, which consist of the footprints for carbon, land, water, and air. Mr. Stokes closes with the outline for the "Sustainable Pork Framework".

Dr. Troy Bigelow - Swine Health Programs Update


Swine Health Programs Update - Dr. Troy Bigelow, DVM, USDA, APHIS, VS, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Dr. Shweta Bansal - Modeling Emerging Disease in the US Swine Herd


Modeling Emerging Disease in the US Swine Herd - Dr. Shweta Bansal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at Georgetown University, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Dr. Butch Baker - Truck Wash Study


Truck Wash Study - Dr. Butch Baker, DVM, Interim Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Mr. Allan Stokes - The Sustainable Pork Framework


The Sustainable Pork Framework - Mr. Allan Stokes, Director of Environmental Programs, National Pork Board, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

SwineCast 0860, New PED Resource Website Answers Many Producer Questions

SwineCast 0860 Show Notes:
  • PED Source is now live and ready to walk thru management options specific to your operation and how you wish to deal with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus.  Boehringer Ingelheim's Dr. Greg Cline and Dr. John Waddell discuss PEDResource.com and why it will help you and your health professional manage PED.

2015 NIAA Annual Conference: Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture

2015 NIAA Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture2015 NIAA Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA, brought out conversations around the issues of water, the perceptions of agriculture by media, and what agriculture groups need to think about in their conversations with consumers, the public, and media.

2015 National Pork Industry Forum

2015 National Pork Industry Forum2015 Pork Industry Forum, March 5-7, 2015, San Antonio, TX, USA.

SwineCast 0859, AASV - Lameness Diagnosis And Management - SMEC

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