Risk vs. Action Equation Changed Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, shares what Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has taught us about our beliefs and how it connects with reality. He poses the question if biosecurity is an art or a science. And he asks how ‘leaky’ is national biosecurity? His take away: PEDv taught us nothing about biosecurity because we already knew the actions to take. But what PEDv has done is change the equation of risk vs action.
Reducing the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, quantifies heat stress for pork operations as costing $300 million (US) annually. Some farm operations are hit hard by heat stress, seasonally more expensive for some than PRRS. Dr. Safranski aims to raise the level of understanding of heat stress so more operations know how to handle it.
Feeding Strategies for Dried Distillers Grain with Solubles with Immunologically Castrated Pigs-Considerations for Producers and Packers - Dr. Erin Harris, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The Effects of an Altered Suckling Method on Piglet Performance during Late Lactation and the Nursery Period - Dr. Hyatt Frobose, Kansas State University, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Disease Severity And Impacts Dr. Matthew Turner, Prestage Farms, and the 2014 AASV Swine Practitioner Of The Year, shares information on how Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) affects swine production operations. His take away: Each animal disease outbreak offers lessons to learn and apply to operation and management practices, so as to be ready for the next one.