Do You Have Solid Solutions For Your Pit? Dr. Ted Funk, Ted Funk Consulting, offers a series of actions to help manage swine manure pits. Dr. Funk offers input on ventilation, pumping, foaming, level management, and manure nutrient value. Dr. Funk suggests that operations be focused on safety & airy quality, environmental protection, and plan for best use of nutrients.
Looking At Swine Farm Data Dr. Daniel Linhares, PIC/Agroceres, provides some perspectives on what has been learned regarding the impact of modified live virus (MLV) or live virus inocula (LVI) in the load-close-expose (L-C-E) protocol for breeding herd stabilization. Dr. Linhares shares research metrics and how processes have changed as a result.
PEDV Q&A Dr. Rodger Main, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Iowa State University, and Dr. Butch Baker, Iowa Pork Industry Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, address questions from the audience on the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak in the USA. Some of the questions revolve about approaches to PEDV reporting and how to interpret PEDV symptoms as it relates to immunity or infections.
Learning From PEDV Dr. Rodger Main, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Iowa State University, provides a status report, diagnosis, and observation on the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in the USA. Dr. Main highlights the data on farms impacted and cases reviewed. Dr. Main also outlines several of the lessons learned along the way and how to apply them to a broader state of preparedness.
Diagnostics, Impacts & Biosecurity Dr. Butch Baker, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, provides details on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in Iowa and how biosecurity plays a part in reducing impacts. Dr. Baker also covers strategies operations are using to reduce and eliminate PEDV in herds. Dr. Baker closes with what is happening in the future of management and production with PEDV and other swine diseases.