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Improving Swine Disease Surveillance

Swine Health Programs UpdateSwine Health Programs Update Dr. Troy Bigelow, DVM, USDA, APHIS, VS, points out activities within the comprehensive integrated surveillance (CIS) activities, as it relates to swine diseases. Dr. Bigelow outlines research being conducted and data points being monitored. Dr. Bigelow closes with a review of the Swine Health Business Plan and how the program activities will be moving forward with partners like the National Pork Board.

Swine Truck Washing Requires Stronger Process

Swine Truck Wash Study and PEDvHeat and Behavior Change Required Dr. Butch Baker, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, shares the results of research on trucks used to haul pigs and how their cleaning protocols impact the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Baker's key messages: Trucks need to be cleaned well and the people involved must be more rigorous. Also, truck washing facilities need to be prepared to support stricter protocols: the payoff is a reduction of herd infections.

Water and Science, What Data Shows

21st Century Water Security and Implications for Animal AgricultureCalifornia Is Loosing Freshwater Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine and Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shares data and analysis of the issues of water, with a focus on the current water problems in California. Key message: groundwater storage over the last 40 years has been seriously declining, with future projections looking bad for those needing water. Dr. Famiglietti's message to workers in agriculture "Take ownership [of water conversations], clearly articulate the issues, and become industry leaders and stewards".

Dr. Troy Bigelow - Swine Health Programs Update


Swine Health Programs Update - Dr. Troy Bigelow, DVM, USDA, APHIS, VS, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Dr. Shweta Bansal - Modeling Emerging Disease in the US Swine Herd


Modeling Emerging Disease in the US Swine Herd - Dr. Shweta Bansal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at Georgetown University, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Mr. Allan Stokes - The Sustainable Pork Framework


The Sustainable Pork Framework - Mr. Allan Stokes, Director of Environmental Programs, National Pork Board, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Ms. Aubrey Bettencourt - Grab Your Whiskey - The Fight for Water in the 21st Century


Grab Your Whiskey - The Fight for Water in the 21st Century - Ms. Aubrey Bettencourt, Executive Director with California Water Alliance, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Dr. Jay Famiglietti - 21st Century Water Security and Implications for Animal Agriculture


21st Century Water Security and Implications for Animal Agriculture - Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine and Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

2015 NIAA Annual Conference: Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture

2015 NIAA Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture2015 NIAA Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA, brought out conversations around the issues of water, the perceptions of agriculture by media, and what agriculture groups need to think about in their conversations with consumers, the public, and media.

2015 National Pork Industry Forum

2015 National Pork Industry Forum2015 Pork Industry Forum, March 5-7, 2015, San Antonio, TX, USA.
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