What is the Infection Chain Concept? Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, looks that the infection chain concept and updates people on the new information that has been assembled. Dr. Payne looks at the system level approach to understanding how disease progress and trying to identify the roots of the disease infection problems.
The discussion on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is already showing progress as witnessed by this panel hastily gathered for World Pork Expo. NPPC President-Elect Dr. Howard Hill emceed the discussion before the nearly full room of interested producers and health care providers.
National Pork Board Research One of the National Pork Board’s responsibilities is for Checkoff-funded research. The Pork Checkoff page of SwineCast highlights recent Checkoff-funded research that producers may find valuable on their farm. For additional information, please visit pork.org or call 800-456-7675.
Closing remarks on the 2013 NIAA Foot and Mouth Disease sessions. - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board, Dr. Sebastian Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development - FEMA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.
Animal Disease Outbreaks and Checkoff Groups
Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board; and Dr. Sebastian E. Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development - FEMA, provide perspective on the need to continuously be alert for issues and develop people to be ready in an animal disease emergency response situation. One of their critical roles is to meet with producers to learn of their needs and issues plus provide educational directions with respect to animal disease preparedness.