Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Infection Chain Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, details the mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection chain and what approaches to understanding it have been studied. Dr. Fano shares data from a series of correlation studies and looks at understanding the whole herd infection of the disease.
Consumers Need Information Dr. Marcos Rostagno, USDA/ARS, provides an overview of food safety and food safety analysis. Food safety is a subject that needs to encompass food security, animal welfare, and environmental impact. The population is growing, more land is required, and demand for certain types of food vary by global regions. Dr. Rostagno's take aways: Broad consumer understanding of food safety is continuously feed by media that does not always provide facts but focus on stories that sell the media. Consumer education is urgently needed!
Update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV): What is it and how will it affect me? - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, and Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Swine Production Infection Chain Dr. David Baumert, Swine Practitioner, talks about the infection chain concept as it relates to Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (Mhp). The infection chain concept is the movement of infectious disease agents from breeding herds to the offspring production flows (with resulting production losses up to and including the market swine phase). Dr. Baumert closes with note that control of 'Infection Chain Disease' at the gilt source level can control significant economic loss throughout the production chain.
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.