PEDv & Diagnostic Labs Keeping Up Dr. Phil Gauger, Iowa State University, shares historical perspective on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and the changes that specific disease brought to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Laboratories. Dr. Gauger suggests that it is key to continue the collaborative efforts amongst the wide swine ecosystem participants if diseases like PEDv are to be eliminated.
Applying Diseases Principles Dr. Noel Garbes, Bethany Swine Health Services, provides historical perspective on the Northern Illinois Area Regional Control (ARC) project. Dr. Garbes also highlights how the ARC project is utilized in better understanding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv). Dr. Garbes shares several principles that were formed during the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) and how they are being utilized in a broad approach to swine diseases.
2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA, provided updates on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), economics & global trade, plus management and production tools for operation staff to use.
Understanding Pain Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, Iowa State University, and Dr. Anna Johnson Butters, Iowa State University, provide information on the science of pain in animals. In pork production there is concern from consumers about the practices of tail docking and castration. To understand the issue, there needs to be a body of knowledge about the practices and what they mean for pigs.
Better Swine Reproduction Tools Dr. Don Levis, Levis Worldwide Swine Consultancy, updates producers on the National Swine Reproduction Guide, its use, and how it works as a troubleshooting and management tool.