PEDv Research & Diagnostics Dr. Darin Madson, Iowa State University, talks about how veterinary diagnostic labs seek and find Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Madson offers the science details on PEDv and what characteristics the virus contains. Dr. Madson closes with approaches to research on PEDv treatments.
Foaming Research Update Drs. Steve Hoff, Andersen, and Kerr share research on manure pit foaming and what operations need to keep an eye on. Their research aims to find and correct the mechanisms of foaming so the risks to operations staff and animals is minimized. They offer some key finding on what might be related to causing manure to foam and what can practically be done to reduce the effect.
Understanding This PED Virus in Practice Dr. Matt Anderson, Suidae Health and Production, shares his veterinarian practice experience in dealing with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Anderson points out that PEDv tested the assumptions of how to handle animal diseases and what protocols were and were not in place. He concludes with the message to prodders that trucks need to be clean, clean, clean. And he suggests there needs to be thought in to how international trade is protected from future outbreaks of animal diseases.
State Veterinarian Perspective/Regulations on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) - Dr. David Schmitt, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, from the 2015 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28-29, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Foaming at the Pit: A Research Update - Dr. Steve Hoff, Iowa State University; Dr. Dan Andersen, Iowa State University; Dr. Brian Kerr, USDA, from the 2015 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28-29, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Watch Out, Technology Ahead Dr. Lowell Catlett, Professor of Agriculture Economics and Agriculture Business at New Mexico State University, shares some insights on the business of agriculture and specifically the protein changes consumers demand. Dr. Catlett offers a witty, and often rhetorical look at society at large and what people in agriculture need to keep in mind when developing products or talking with non-farming consumers [video][audio].
Some Syringe Sauce With That? What if there were an alternative to creating meat protein? What if that approach did not involve animals like cows, pigs, or chickens? And what if that meat protein was just like what comes from cows, pigs, and chickens but grew in a vat [video][pdf]?