Science Underlying Feed Efficiency Dr. John Patience, Iowa State University, has been looking at swine feed efficiency for many years [video]. In the last two years he received funding to look at feed efficiency through a multidisciplinary lens, with nutritionists, physiologists, microbiologists, geneticists, and other experts. This expertise have brought together new insights and data that can help address questions about disease susceptibility and growth patterns. Presentation from the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Proper euthanasia practices lessen stress on barn technicians and present a better picture to the public at large. Dr. Tina Widowski, professor of animal and poultry science and the director of the Campbell Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph, discusses new work with Bruce Cochrane which shows promise on both the scientific and social front.
Lameness resulting from mycoplasma infection can alter the appearance of your herd as well as your bottom line. The Maschhoffs' Dr. Clayton Johnson discusses what your barn techs will see and what treatment options are available.
The annual Carolina Swine Health Seminar is enjoyable on a number of fronts and increases in presentation quality over time. This short conversation highlights the scope of the presentations as Dr. John Kolb discusses his take aways.
Dr. Mike Apley from Kansas State shares an overview of his presentation to swine producers at the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar and discusses a concern of non-prescribed antibiotics in many areas of the world.
2012 Boehringer Ingelheim North Carolina Swine Health Seminar This conference is a welcome late summer recharge opportunity for growers in the eastern U.S. A full day of outstanding speakers wrapped around a weekend on the beach with family and friends leads to valuable conversations and considerations. Highlights include Laurie Hueneke - on how are pork free trade agreements work plus Dr. Keith Kinsley on nursery enteric diseases and how to manage it.
Dr. Bob Morrison from the University of Minnesota assembles an Olympic-caliber team to review what we know about Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae and why it's important for your health team to get it right... on this special episode of At The Meeting!