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PEDV Needs All Involved to Manage It

PEDV: What Can Producers Do To Reduce Their Risk?Being Prepared & Training to Prevent PEDV? PEDV (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus) is a key issue for pork producers. Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information, National Pork Board, provides an update of the history of discovery and what is known to date.

Dr. Becton summarizes the resources available for all involved plus points out key ongoing lessons from the PEDV experience. Dr. Becton offers thought on how to apply the lessons to future animal disease monitoring and management.


What Do Producers Know About Swine Diseases?

PEDV, PRRS and Influenza: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their Risk PanelHow Can Pork Producers Do Better? This panel with Dr. Lisa Becton, Dr. Montserrat Torremorell and Dr. David Wright aims to answer questions and concerns from pork producers. Topics covered include truck washing issues/biosecurity at packing facilities, PEDV issues in the US vs in Europe & Asia, and how diseases should be reported in the future.

What Are Perceptions and Realities of Antibiotics and Food?

Antibiotics and Food Safety: Perceptions vs. RealityConsumers & Farmers See Eye to Eye? Dr. Richard Raymond, Former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers his thoughts on food, antibiotics, and consumer perceptions. He provides informational data points for pork producers to understand and how to use the information in consumer conversations.

Dr. Raymond does state that while, in last decade, foodbourne illnesses are down 29%, foodbourne illness media hits are up more than 150%. Media drives perception and pork producers need to understand how media works.


Dr. Lisa Becton - PEDV: What Can Producers Do To Reduce Their Risk?


PEDV: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their Risk Panel - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information, National Pork Board, from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Richard Raymond - Antibiotics and Food Safety: Perceptions vs. Reality


Antibiotics and Food Safety: Perceptions vs. Reality - Dr. Richard Raymond, Former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Lisa Becton, Dr. Montserrat Torremorell and Dr. David Wright - What is the Future of PEDV, PRRS and Influenza?


PEDV, PRRS and Influenza: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their Risk Panel - Dr. Lisa Becton, Dr. Montserrat Torremorell and Dr. David Wright, from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

SwineCast 0800, NPPC Report on Listening Session At MN Pork Congress

SwineCast 0800 Show Notes:
  • What are producers greatest concerns? Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, shares topics which surfaced during a listening session at the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress.  
  • BTW - Not surprisingly, our information shows animal health concerns have replaced feed costs as the hottest topic. And we have the latest updates on PRRS and PEDv from both MN and IA events.  Watch your emails for links to those presentations.

What Do Consumers Think About Their Food?

Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling ConfidenceDo Consumers Feel Confident About Their Food? Mrs. Leann Saunders, President of Where Food Comes From, Inc., states that consumers rely on media for a vast majority of their information and have constant confusion over what is right, healthy, cost effective, safe, or green. Mrs. Saunders offers that verified and branded information can help consumers understand and trust the traceability and source verification behind a food product.

Mrs. Leann Saunders - Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence


Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence - Mrs. Leann Saunders, Where Food Comes From, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Ag, Policy Development, and Public Health

Evidence-Based Policy Development in Public HealthEvidence-Based Policy Development Dr. Paul Halverson, Founding Dean and Professor, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, works to explain what "public health" is and how it is important as part of understanding the agriculture issues and solutions.
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