Herd health

What Are The Risk Of ASF Virus Introductions In Other Inputs?

Risk of virus introduction in vitamins, soybean products, and other feed additivesRisk of virus introduction in vitamins, soybean products, and other feed additives Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt, University of Minnesota, shares the differences between hazard and risk as it relates to African Swine Fever, developing risk decision tools, and understanding emerging science around virus surrogates to help develop ASF detectors and defenses [video].

SwineCast 1067, Understanding Producer Incentives and Thinking On Biosecurity Investments

SwineCast 1067 Show Notes:

Understanding Decisions To Invest In Biosecurity

U.S. Swine Survey InsightsU.S. Swine Survey Insights Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University, shares insights on biosecurity, how producers make decisions, and what animal health officials really want producers to decide. Dr. Tonsor points out that within the area of biosecurity there are different incentives to invest and share information [video].

SwineCast 1040, ATM - Going In-Depth on African Swine Fever

SwineCast 1040 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At The Meeting Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, discussion continues on African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in China and Europe.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, Dr. Tom Wetzell, and Dr. Gordon Spronk have an important conversation about the impact of ASF on the global swine industry, and what it could mean if it reaches the United States.
  • The cohosts sit down with Dr. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid to discuss the history of the disease and the work he and his team have done to combat ASF, such as developing laboratory tests to aid in diagnosis and control.
  • "African swine fever is, in general, an underestimated disease that many people don’t understand," says Dr. Sánchez-Vizcaíno. "But one of the keys to fighting ASF is an early-detection system."

SwineCast 1036, The Squeal - On Managing Ventilation For Maximum Performance

SwineCast 1036 Show Notes:
  • This episode by PIC shares important management best practices on managing ventilation for maximum performance. We’ve assembled for this timely topic Lance Barton (Belstra Milling Director of Wean to Finish and Genetic Services), Fernando Gomez (PIC Wean to Finish Specialist), and Nat Stas (PIC Wean to Finish Tech Service Team member).
  • Key take aways: 1) Periodic ventilation monitoring and maintenance is a must, 2) Train people on the specific equipment, troubleshooting skills, and the role ventilation plays in managing animal health, and 3) Develop a mindset that ventilation is not just airflow or temperature or equipment, but a combination of all these factors.

SwineCast 0995, Leman - What Chinese Vets Think You Should Know

SwineCast 0995 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Keith Erlandson, Director of Veterinary Services, Swine Lines, for the CP Group China, shares his perspective on What Chinese Vets Think You Should Know..., from the 2017 Leman Conference Hot Topics session.

Learn More About The Infection/Prevention Chain

Introducing Infection/Prevention Chain™Introducing Infection/Prevention Chain™ Dr. Eduardo Fano, Tech Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, shares and introduction to Infection/Prevention Chain™ to help swine operation staff and animal health professionals know about the approach. Dr. Fano says everything is connected and that mapping the processes will help teams know where the infection points exist. Take aways: The Infection/Prevention Chain concept is a tool for swine diseases management, using the whole herd approach, and it encourages systematic interventions [video].

What Is Whole Herd Swine Disease Control?

Whole herd approach to swine disease controlWhole herd approach to swine disease control Dr. Brian Payne, Regional Health Director, Pipestone System's Bethany (Illinois) and Rensselaer (Indiana) locations, brings to the audience the "in the field" practice of swine health and the focus points swine farms concentrate on. Dr. Payne talks about aiming to prevent the infections through the infection chain concept: if farm operations can minimize through preventing the infection chain then there is a better chance of not needing medication. [video].

Dr. Brian Payne - Whole herd approach to swine disease control


Whole herd approach to swine disease control - Dr. Brian Payne, Regional Health Director, Pipestone System's Bethany (Illinois) and Rensselaer (Indiana) locations, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

En Español: La Mesa de La Tres Patas de Ventilacion - The Three Legged Stool of Ventilation

La Mesa de La Tres Patas de Ventilacion - The Three Legged Stool of VentilationLa Mesa de La Tres Patas de Ventilacion - The Three Legged Stool of Ventilation From the Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services customer meeting on August 16 is Larry Griebenow, Bethany Swine Management Service, talking about the key aspects of barn ventilation, in Spanish [video].
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