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2019 NIAA Annual Conference

2019 NIAA Annual Conference2019 NIAA Annual Conference, Animal Agriculture - Innovation, Technology, & Consumer Engagement, April 8 - 11, 2019, Des Moines, IA, USA. Panel presentations helped attendees learn about livestock traceability, agriculture innovation and entrepreneurship, and communicating with people about science.

Ready? Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness

Foreign Animal Disease PreparednessForeign Animal Disease Preparedness Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, provides an update on the actions all farm operations should be doing to be vigilant, observant, and ready when a foreign animal disease happens on their farm [video].

Keeping African Swine Fever Out: Pipestone Perspective

African Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone PerspectiveAfrican Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone Perspective Dr. Scott Dee and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Pipestone Veterinary Services, share their experiences on how to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S.

Dr. Dee provides a reminder on the evidence that many viruses can survive a long time in extreme conditions. And Drs. Dee and Spronk emphasize that it is a lot better to keep foreign animal diseases out than to have to handle them if they get into the U.S. [video].

SwineCast 1053, Emerging Technology Trends For Precision Livestock Farming

SwineCast 1053 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 American Association of Swine Veterinarians, a series of conversations with experts on precision livestock farming (PLF), where using smart software can track pigs using sight and sound.
    • Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, highlights the goal of the 2019 AASV Emerging Technology Session.
    • Next Dr. Josh Peschel, Iowa State University, shares how vision can be used to understand pig behavior as it relates to their health
    • and finally Dr. Seth Krantz, Tosh Farms, shares how sound can be used to monitor for pig coughs and how it was used in a study at Tosh Farms.

SwineCast 1052, Trends in Weather and Climate and How It Impacts Crops

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Boehringer Ingelheim 2019 AASV Pre-Symposium

Boehringer Ingelheim 2019 AASV Pre-SymposiumBoehringer Ingelheim 2019 AASV Pre-Symposium, March 8, Orlando, FL, USA. Presentations helped attendees learn about issues in swine veterinary health (PCV3, IAV-S control, PRRS MLV Dose), leadership, and the state of policy and politics in the USA.

SwineCast 1051, The Squeal - Early Pig Care

SwineCast 1051 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of The Squeal, Matt Grimm with Cactus Family Farms, Dr. Fernando Gomez, PIC's wean to finish technical services specialist, and PIC's Joe Koenig share their early pig care experience.

SwineCast 1050, ATM - Explore Lawsonia and the Swine Gut Microbiome

SwineCast 1050 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the group discusses the swine gut microbiome and what is considered a good or bad microbiome.
  • Show hosts Dr. Montse Torremorell, Dr. Tom Wetzell, and Dr. Gordon Spronk, chat with Dr. Fernando Leite, Boehringer Ingelheim's enteric technical manager. Dr. Leite provides an overview of what a microbiome is and how it is a new and important area of research in animal health. With next generation sequencing techniques to help understand what is going on inside pig microbiomes, researchers hope to come up with new and more effective ways to treat diseases.

2019 Missouri Pork Expo

2019 Missouri Pork Expo2019 Missouri Pork Expo, February 12 - 13, 2019, Columbia, MO, USA. Presentations helped attendees learn about Foreign Animal Diseases, the Economics of Manure Handling & Application, and Where To Find And How To Retain Great Employees.

SwineCast 1049, Economic Opportunity: Keeping African Swine Fever Out of USA

SwineCast 1049 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Scott Dee, Research Director at Pipestone, and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Chairman of the Board, Pipestone Holdings, review the global concern on the African Swine Fever virus and comment that keeping ASF out of the United States is an economic opportunity for US pork producers.
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