Pork industry update on swine influenza and fairs 2012 and 2013 follow-up - Dr. Jennifer Koeman, Producer and Public Health, National Pork Board, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Management and challenges of dealing with swine influenza - Dr. Dyneah Classen, Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd., from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Nutrition and Lameness This session, from the 2013 Leman Swine Conference, looks into bone strength, lameness, and clinical diagnosis approaches and research.
Dr. Tom Crenshaw looks that the nutritional aspects of pig lameness. Dr. Crenshaw looks at the clinical diagnosis of skeletal integrity in swine and what swine professionals need to understand to monitor and address lameness issues [presentation video].
Dr. Darin Madson looks into the what diagnostic labs are seeing as it relates to pig lameness. Dr. Madson shares that the bone is a dynamic organ in pigs. His take aways: lameness is an industry issue and clinical assessments are important [presentation video].
Dr. Pedro Urriola highlights the nutritional management information of pigs to help production teams succeed. Dr. Urriola recommends using nutritional models to determine objective and dynamic requirements [presentation video].
Pig Nutritional Requirements for Calcium, Phosphorus and Vitamin D - Dr. Pedro Urriola, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Pig Lameness and Diagnostic Lab Views - Dr. Darin Madson, Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Swine Lamness and Clinical Diagnosis of Skeletal Integrity - Dr. Tom Crenshaw, Department of Animal Science, University of Wisconsin, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
How Do You Value Swine Litter Size? Dr. John Kolb presents the economic approach to putting a value on increasing born alive litter size. Dr. Kolb shares several tools to help managers look at the economic and financial factors of born alive litters.
Economics Considerations of Swine Diseases Dr. James Kober looks at sick pigs testing and surveillance testing from an economic point of view. Dr. Kober starts by asking "How much is the right amount to spend on diagnostics and / or surveillance?". He then looks at the factors that are used to help answer the economic questions. Key take away: size of operation will influence the approach. Additionally, focus of operation's goal will impact approach.
Illness Costs In Naïve Swine Population Dr. Tom Gillespie uses mycoplasma infection in an economic presentation to help managers, staff, and veterinarians understand the costs diagnostic and treatment options of sick pigs. Costs will vary depending on pathogens associated with the outbreak and variables included. Dr. Gillespie asks "How can you start to apply costs in your monitoring approaches?"