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How Iowa is preparing for a foreign animal disease

Preparing and staying ahead of foreign animal diseases in the USAPreparing and staying ahead of foreign animal diseases in the USA From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Jamee Eggers, Producer Education Director of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, shares how Iowa is preparing for a foreign animal disease [video].

SwineCast 1132, November Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System

SwineCast 1132 Show Notes:
  • This is the November update from the Swine Disease Reporting System. Experts from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State, and South Dakota State University, provide a regular update on swine diseases and seasonal issues of importance for producers.
  • In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan discuss with special guest Dr. Tara Donovan, Vice-President of Veterinary Management, The Hanor Company, how system vets conduct research, and apply research data back into production practices.
  • This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report for November 2020, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports

SwineCast 1131, The Squeal on Recruiting Employees, Part 1: Recruitment Processes and Programs

SwineCast 1131 Show Notes:
  • This is part one of a three part series on recruiting employees, looking at recruitment processes and programs. Neal Paszkiewicz with Wakefield Pork, Kay Stinson of Seaboard Foods, and PICs Ashley Hengen talk about employee recruitment at a range of operations and what works for them.

10 Ways: How To Reduce Wean-To-Finish Mortality

10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality and how to implement them10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality and how to implement them From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Dr. Ryan Strobel and Dr. Chris Sievers of Swine Vet Center present details on their 10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality: benchmarking, start on the right foot, flow plan, vaccination program, barn layout, feeding strategy, training, individual pig care, biosecurity, ventilation [video].

SwineCast 1130, At The Meeting - The "re-emergence" of Streptococcus suis

SwineCast 1130 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison discusses the benefits of using new diagnostic techniques to identify differences in Streptococcus suis strains.
  • An increasing number farms are experiencing higher mortalities associated with virulent strains of Streptococcus suis, and high-health herds are not immune. The ATM team (Dr. Montserrat Torremorell - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Dr. Gordon Spronk - Pipestone Veterinary Services, and Dr. Tom Wetzell - Swine Veterinary Consultant) discuss the various new diagnostic techniques to identify differences in Streptococcus suis strains with Dr. Maria Jose Clavijo, Iowa State Diagnostic Laboratory and PIC, and Dr. Adam Schelkopf, Pipestone Veterinary Services.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1129, October Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System

SwineCast 1129 Show Notes:
  • This is the October update from the Swine Disease Reporting System. Experts from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State, and South Dakota State University, provide a regular update on swine diseases and seasonal issues of importance for producers.
  • In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan discuss with special guest Mr. Mark Schwartz (Director of Production Systems, Schwartz Farms) how production systems look at diagnostic testing and how those tests are incorporated into day to day decision making.
  • This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report for October 2020, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports

Perspecitives on African Swine Fever Virus in China

Battling ASFV in China: The challenges, risks, and rewardsBattling ASFV in China: The challenges, risks, and rewards From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Dr. Joseph Yaros, Pipestone Veterinary Services, provides details and perspective dealing with the African Swine Fever virus. Key takeaways: ASF will be in China for a long time, sow inventories will return to normal levels at some point in the next 24 months, and production companies in China are building farms & repopulating as fast as possible to take advantage of good markets [video].

SwineCast 1128, September Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System

SwineCast 1128 Show Notes:
  • This is the September update from the Swine Disease Reporting System. Experts from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State, and South Dakota State University, provide a regular update on swine diseases and seasonal issues of importance for producers.
  • In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan discuss with special guest Dr. Derald Holtkamp (Iowa State University) how disease monitoring helps understand trends and make decisions on the impacts diseases have on the business of pork.
  • This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report for September 2020, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports

SwineCast 1127, The Squeal on Day One Pig Care, Part 3: 24-Hour Staffing and Enhancing Inter-Employee Communications

SwineCast 1127 Show Notes:

  • This is part three of a three part series on day one pig care. Steve Horton (Sow Farm Supervisor for Thomas Livestock), Kendall Weger (PIC Global Technical Services ), and Pedro Mosqueira (PIC Technical Services) share some case study insights on employee communications that make first day pig care successful.

Can We Find A Faster Alternative For Creating Recombinant ASFV In Field Strains?

Deletion of a novel gene in African swine fever virus produces complete attenuation and protection against current outbreak strain ASFV-GeorgiaDeletion of a novel gene in African swine fever virus produces complete attenuation and protection against current outbreak strain ASFV-Georgia Dr. Douglas Gladue, Plum Island, USDA, shares African Swine Fever virus background and research progress toward disease preventions through possible vaccines [video].
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