Do You Know Your Ps? Dr. Pete Lasley, Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC, covers basic information on PRRS and PEDV to help farm management and staff better manage their herds. Dr. Lasley also provides a timely update on PEDV in North America.
Are Your Lagoons Working? Jerry Foster, Environmental Manager, Cargill, moderates a panel discussion about lagoon management. The panel looks at how to stay focused on applying state and federal regulations into day to day farm operations. Panel tips provided can also help improve your staff's productivity.
What is the value of UAVs in Agriculture? UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are the rage in many industries. In agriculture it is a tool that can help scout fields and assess crops. But the regulations are murky. What are farmers and ranchers allowed to do and when will the US catch up to what other countries are allowing their citizens to do? This AgChat on Drones, UAVs, and Toys highlights some of the thoughts.
2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA. Heightened interest in animal health, specifically Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) continued to dominate seminar sessions in Iowa. Dr. Butch Baker and Dr. Rodger Main provided a PEDV update to standing room only session plus Eldon McAfee confirmed another year without a pork nuisance case in Iowa courts.
PEDV Q&A Dr. Rodger Main, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Iowa State University, and Dr. Butch Baker, Iowa Pork Industry Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, address questions from the audience on the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak in the USA. Some of the questions revolve about approaches to PEDV reporting and how to interpret PEDV symptoms as it relates to immunity or infections.