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.
Applying Diseases Principles Dr. Noel Garbes, Bethany Swine Health Services, provides historical perspective on the Northern Illinois Area Regional Control (ARC) project. Dr. Garbes also highlights how the ARC project is utilized in better understanding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv). Dr. Garbes shares several principles that were formed during the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) and how they are being utilized in a broad approach to swine diseases.
Weather Today & Tomorrow Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, explains how the term "polar vortex" has entered the popular lexicon. Dr. Taylor helps explain the term, what they are, and how they impact agriculture.
Resources To Be Vigilant At the 2014 World Pork Expo Pork Academy, Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council, shared a policy and political point of view on the resources needed for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) research, management, and eradication. One of the lessons learned is that the US was not ready to handle a non reportable OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) disease [YouTube][audio][slides].