Economic Theory in Practice Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, bring out the state of economics and how it applies to pork production and the related ecosystem of inputs and outputs. Dr. Meyer's presentation contains depth for anyone needing the details, yet his presentation offers the highlights in usable chunks.
PEDv, Where Do We Stand? [audio] Three leading swine veterinarians and researchers give producers a timely, informative overview of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. The experts will cover what the industry has learned about the disease's impact on production, herd immunity/exposure, diagnostics, mandatory reporting and other important topics [audio].
Listening? Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim, presents a production and economic model to reflect the impacts of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Polson shares charts on how farms are bing impacted over time. One of the key take aways: For pork producers to get ahead of the disease and aim to really eliminate PEDV, there needs to be a higher degree of communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration than is the norm across the swine industry.
Sustaining Success Dr. Erin Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim Technical Manager, talk about the area regional control (ARC) concept, how it works, and what it can do to help operations staff manage disease issues. Key is the ARC helps farms achieve greater sustained improvement in health and productivity in their neighborhood than any one can achieve on their own.
PEDv & Diagnostic Labs Keeping Up Dr. Phil Gauger, Iowa State University, shares historical perspective on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and the changes that specific disease brought to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Laboratories. Dr. Gauger suggests that it is key to continue the collaborative efforts amongst the wide swine ecosystem participants if diseases like PEDv are to be eliminated.