health & disease

Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, Dr. Anna Johnson Butters - Pain Management


Pain Management - Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, Iowa State University, Dr. Anna Johnson Butters, Iowa State University, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

PEDv Research Directions

PEDV Research UpdateLooking For Clues Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) was an important topic during the 2014 World Pork Expo's Pork Academy. Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, provided a timely update on the PEDv research to date and outlines on future projects. Dr. Becton also outlined the history of the research and lessons learned on understanding PEDv [YouTube][audio][slides].

Lessons Learned In Discovering PEDv

PEDv Science & Diagnostics UpdatePEDv Science & Diagnostics Update During the World Pork Expo Pork Academy, Dr. Harry Snelson, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), shared scientific details of the U.S. discovery and understanding of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Snelson highlighted what is known today about the virus and how that information is being utilized by production farms, packing plants, and diagnostic laboratories [YouTube][audio][slides].

Policy & Politics For Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

porcine epidemic diarrhea virus - PEDV - Next StepsResources To Be Vigilant At the 2014 World Pork Expo Pork Academy, Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council, shared a policy and political point of view on the resources needed for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) research, management, and eradication. One of the lessons learned is that the US was not ready to handle a non reportable OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) disease [YouTube][audio][slides].

Dr. Lisa Becton - PEDV Research Update


PEDV - Research Update - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Harry Snelson - PEDV - Lessons Learned


PEDV – Lessons Learned - Dr. Harry Snelson, AASV, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Liz Wagstrom - PEDV - Next Steps


PEDV – Next Steps - Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 0824, WPX - Ag Secretary Vilsack Discusses Mandatory PEDv Reporting and Research Funding

SwineCast 0824 Show Notes:
  • Standing Room Only crowd for U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack's comments at World Pork Expo.  Listen here... it's like you were there!

SwineCast 0822, Pork Academy Preview For World Pork Expo

SwineCast 0822 Show Notes:

  • Pork Academy dishes up the latest in information and production research at World Pork Expo each year.  National Pork Board's Cindy Cunningham shares the agenda.
  • Pork Academy program

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

Science-Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in AgricultureReady For 3 Billion? Marty Matlock, PhD, Executive Director, The Office for Sustainability and Sustainability Academic Programs, University of Arkansas, says he is preaching to the choir, he also states that the choir needs practice because the choir is out of tune and must have a cohesive language to talk about sustainable agriculture. With 3 billion people coming to dinner in the next 40 years, there has to be a conversation about how the people on Earth will continue.
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