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.
Strengthening Agriculture's Commitment to Water Quality: The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy - The Honorable Bill Northey, Dr. John Lawrence & Matt Lechtenberg, from the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Control Procedures Work Dr. Clayton Johnson, The Maschhoffs, shares how they have applied porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) control protocols. Dr. Johnson highlights the measurements and processes used on a regular basis to help sustain the health of their herds.
2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Minnesota producers arrived at the 2014 MN Pork Congress looking for information on equipment and health issues. Lower feed costs may be leading producers to expand. However the number of feeding spaces open due to PEDV is still open to discussion.
Antibiotic Residues: Methodology, Withdrawal Time and Incidences - Dr. Steve Larsen, Director, Pork Safety at National Pork Board, from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
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.
How 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.
Consumers & 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.