2016 NIAA Symposium - Antibiotic Use - Working Together For Better Solutions This symposium helped bring clarity round the issues and conversations on antibiotics and the concerns people have about their use in agriculture. Panels and speakers from human and animal health, as well as consumer advocates, joined in this three day workgroup on creating solutions workable for all. Held November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.
Hanson Lecture: Changes in Antimicrobial Use - Practitioner Dr. Paul Ruen, Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, LLP, delivers the Hansen Lecture on the topic of managing antimicrobial use. Dr. Ruen reviews the Veterinary Feed Directive as it stands today and what strategies practitioners need to consider going into 2017 and beyond [video].
Hanson Lecture: Changes in Antimicrobial Use - Practitioner - Dr. Paul Ruen, Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, LLP, from the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The #Scicomm: Challenge Facing Animal Agriculture Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA, shares how communication of science is not working between people in agriculture and those outside of agriculture. One of her key messages: facts are not compelling to the public. Dr. Van Eenennaam says it is critical that communication be tailored to the needs of a specific audience for there to be real change in how people connect to agriculture [video].
The #Scicomm: Challenge Facing Animal Agriculture - Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Biotechnology and Genomics, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA, from the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
2016 Leman Swine Conference Conversations throughout the Allen D. Leman pre-conference on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Monday and Tuesday conference programs, were centered on moving information from researchers to producers, and vice-versa. It’s one of the reasons this conference has such a widely regarded international presence. Held September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA, focused on many conversations about how the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will impact many organizations in the swine ecosystem with Richard Sellers - Changes on Antibiotic Usage - Background, Now, And January 1 [link], and Dr. Sam Holst - Changes on Antibiotic Usage - Preparing for Changes to Antibiotic Use [link]. The main message was "you should be starting now to be ready by January 1, 2017". Additional presentations shared the environmental and economics of swine, how Checkoff funds have been allocated to promote pork into the summer and fall, and "What does happen during a Common Swine Industry Audit?" [link].