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Explanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance Game

Explanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance GameExplanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance Game Dr. Scott Merrill and Luke Trinity, University of Vermont, share how serious games can help understand serious decision making.

Dr. Merrill and Mr. Trinity look into addressing this question: What affects willingness to invest in biosecurity and willingness to follow biosecurity protocols? Using a simulation approach with agent based modeling, they offer insight into how farm operations staff might behave in certain situations [video].

SwineCast 1069, What Are Custom Vaccines? How Do they Work? And What Is Needed To Make Them?

SwineCast 1069 Show Notes:
  • Keith Wilson, DVM, senior professional service veterinarian at Boehringer Ingelheim, shares how custom vaccines are created and what pork producers should expect when custom vaccines are needed on their operations.
  • "Adjuvants are the biggest variable that impact vaccine performance," said Dr. Wilson. "Nearly everything else within a killed vaccine is fixed, such as the antigens and routes of administration."
  • Unlike commercial killed vaccines, custom-made vaccines give producers and veterinarians the option to select an adjuvant that can help solve their herd’s health challenges. Determining the optimal adjuvant to use in a vaccine is critical, because different adjuvants have different abilities when triggering immune responses.

SwineCast 1068, The Squeal on Feeding The PIC Sow, Focus On Farrowing And Wean To Estrus Feeding Programs, Part 3 of 3

SwineCast 1068 Show Notes:

SwineCast 1065, African Swine Fever Prevention and Preparedness Makes Great Strides

SwineCast 1065 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Paul Sundberg, Swine Health Information Center, shares with Bruce Cochrane of Farmscape how state animal health officials and industry are working together in both African Swine Fever (ASF) prevention and preparedness.

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 1062, What Is Emerging Technology In Animal Agriculture?

SwineCast 1062 Show Notes:
  • Andy Brudtkuhl, Director of Emerging Technologies at the National Pork Board, shares how the NPB is helping pork producers learn about and apply of emerging technology to help advance their businesses.

SwineCast 1061, Vitamins Are Key And What Do Producers Want From Their Veterinarians

SwineCast 1061 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 American Association of Swine Veterinarians, a series of conversations with experts on vitamins for pigs and market research showing what producers want from their veterinarians.
    • Dr. Rob Stuart with Stuart Products, Inc. sharing how vitamins are key to health pigs.
    • Next, Russ Siakel with Corey Grass Consulting highlights market research showing what producers want from the veterinarians.

SwineCast 1060, Fact vs. Fiction - PCV3 Unraveled

SwineCast 1060 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Symposium on March 8 in Orlando, FL:
    • Dr. Eduardo Fano, Boehringer Ingelheim, updates us on PCV3, and highlights facts versus myths.
      1. PCV3 is widespread in the U.S. and co-infections with PCV2 and PRRSV are commonly found in PCV3 samples,
      2. Clinical association: PDNS, Multi-systemic, reproductive failure, PRDC and tremors, and
      3. Reproductive Failure has been the most consistent clinical association.

SwineCast 1059, IAV-S Control: Reminders of What Made Whole Herd Approach a Success

SwineCast 1059 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Symposium on March 8 in Orlando, FL:
    • Dr. Christa Goodell with Boehringer Ingelheim, shares information on Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) control and reminds us of what made the Whole Herd Approach a success.

SwineCast 1058, The Squeal on Disease Elimination In Swine Farms

SwineCast 1058 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Bill Hollis (Carthage Veterinary Service), Dr. Jer Geiger (PIC), and Dr. Jean Paul Cano (PIC) discuss disease elimination, which is becoming ever more important as the industry works to reduce antibiotic use.
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