Dan Kovich, NPPC assistant director of Science and Technology shares outcomes of recent work on the new dietary guidelines (a serious over-reach avoided) and children's nutrition programs (important to maintain) and issues which may not be on the top of a producers agenda.
Dr. Mike Apley, Professor, Production Medicine / Clinical Pharmacology at Kansas State, discusses working with government entities to reach positive outcomes in the antibiotic disease resistance battle.
Dr. Mike Tokach (K-State) shares an overview of the International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine which takes place October 21-22 in Omaha. This forum is to share with the industry the findings of research and bring world renown experts on feed efficiency to present the full breadth of knowledge on swine feed efficiency. Targeted audience is those involved in the more technical aspects of pork production, which would appeal to the following:
people involved in the feed, genetics and processing industry
Really Ready? Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, reviews US Foreign Animal Disease preparedness. Dr. Becton focuses on the big issue diseases, like Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD), and Seneca Valley Virus (because it looks like FMD). Take away: With increasing global commerce and travel, protection of the industry is more important than ever plus continue to work on “tying all the information together” for rapid decision-making and response [video].
2015 Summer Swine Health Seminar focused on antibiotics and the new directions via the Veterinary Feed Directive. Also timely is the presentation by Dr. Robert Desrosiers on Emerging Diseases:The Past and Future.
What Do We Need To Know? Dr. Robert Desrosiers, Boehringer Ingelheim, talks about emerging diseases. Dr. Desrosiers looks at transmission, pulls in the history of diseases, and then highlights issues that need focus on the future of diseases. Key message is that there is persistent vulnerability in North America, specifically around 2 or 3 PEDv strains, porcine deltacoronavirus, and mutant PCV2 [video]