PRRS & PEDV Control Proposal: Open Forum - Dr. David Wright, Wright Veterinary Services; Dr. Bill Hartmann, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, from the 2016 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Antibiotic use and resistance: How did we get here and where are we headed? - Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, from the 2016 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
2016 Minnesota Pork Congress January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA, focused the challenging price environment causing producers to seek efficiency improvements and maximize productivity. There was also strong interest and well-attended presentations included the special panel on "The Future of Antibiotic Use".
A Systematic Approach to PRRS Outbreak Investigations - Kimberlee Gerardy, Veterinary Diagnostic Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, from the 2015 North American PRRS Symposium, December 4 - 5, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA.
Swine Health And Future The 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference was the focus of various swine health & disease issues plus research to help both veterinarians and farm management /staff. Also this year, the Pijoan Lectures continue with Dr. Linda Saif sharing info on coronaviruses and their global threats to humans and animals and Dr. Carol Cardona providing a review of the H5N2 epidemic [fyi link].
2015 North American PRRS Symposium, December 4 - 5, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA, offers academia and industry information on research and solutions being developed to tackle PRRS and related swine illnesses.
Evolution of Biosurveillance Drs. Jeff Zimmerman & Rodger Main, Iowa State University, look at the evolution of biosurveillance. Drs. Zimmerman & Main both state there needs to be data to help support multiple types of surveillance. Today the swine ecosystem has an unprecedented opportunity to create effective surveillance systems [video].
Designing PRRSV Vaccines for Heterologous Protection Dr. X.J. Meng, VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, looks at designing Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) vaccine for heterologous protection. Dr. Meng states that PRRS remains a major problem to the global swine industry. Dr. Meng also mentions there is an emergence of new and more virulent PRRSv strains, like “porcine high fever disease” caused by a highly pathogenic PRRSv. A conclusion from developing a PRRSv vaccine: DNA shuffling offers an opportunity for rational design of PRRSv MLV vaccines that confer heterologous protection [video].
Swine Farm Preparing For Tomorrow Glenn Stolt, Christensen Farms CEO, and Jeff Rusch, Christensen Farms Vice President of Production, Health and Nutrition, walk through the pork operations of Christensen Farms and their extensions into retail food product creation. To get to where they are today, Christensen Farms grew through acquisition and hiring talent. Glenn and Jeff also review inflection points in the last 6 years, including the difficult times of the pork business and environment. Glenn and Jeff wrap up the conversation with their view of the future into 2020 [video].