Staphylococcus aureus Dr. Paul Fey, Professor and Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, University of Nebraska Medical Center, presents information on livestock-associated staphylococcus aureus (livestock-associated MRSA) and some of the trends his laboratory is experiencing. Dr. Fey shares how the story of how staphylococcus aureus is very adaptive and how it can transfer between (both ways) humans and animals.
Consumers, Superbugs, and Food Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters, Food Safety Research & Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), understands the concerns consumers have about superbugs in the food supply. Ms. Vaughn Grooters brings a clear consumer perspective to the conversation, with research and publications that highlight the food safety issues and actions being taken to address them.
Public Health Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance Dr. Steven Solomon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, summarizes the report "Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States" published in September 2013 by the US CDC. Dr. Solomon looks that the public health impact of antimicrobial resistance and how health professionals are looking to fight back against antibiotic resistance.
Being a Better Diagnostician Dr. Marie Culhane talks about diagnostics and the costs associated with veterinary services. She outlines several steps to increase the value of your diagnostics and your value as a diagnostician.
PEDV Research View Dr. Bong Kyun Park looks at the clinical variability of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV). Dr. Park shares key research points on PEDV and what steps are need to clean facilities of the disease.