What Is The Human - Pig Relationship Dr. Tom Fangman, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., helps define and understand the human - pig relationship, how to measure it, and how the interactions has been validated. This research helps address the consumer desire to know that animals on farms have a good well-being.
Cost Of Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Dr. Mark Schwartz presents research behind the cost of mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in growing pigs, using closeout data over about thee and a half years. His presentation focuses on the value of farm operations being "mycoplasma negative". One data point shared: There was an approximately $2.50 increased cost of production on mycoplasma hyopneumoniae positive pig flows over negative pig flows in the grow-finish phase [video].
Tremors, Down Pigs And Muscle Necrosis Dr. Matt Sturos, University of Minnesota-Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, shares information on ionophore diagnostics, how to collect samples, collect additional data, etc. Dr. Sturos provides additional information on the actions farm operations and management can take to diagnose their animals and adjust their processes [video].
What Do We Need To Know? Dr. Robert Desrosiers, Boehringer Ingelheim, talks about emerging diseases. Dr. Desrosiers looks at transmission, pulls in the history of diseases, and then highlights issues that need focus on the future of diseases. Key message is that there is persistent vulnerability in North America, specifically around 2 or 3 PEDv strains, porcine deltacoronavirus, and mutant PCV2 [video]
Overview of Disease and Diagnosis Dr. Phil Gauger, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), talks about Influenza ‘A’ Virus in swine. Dr. Gauger details how the VDL works and the focus of the lab's business (mainly swine). Dr. Gauger shares information on disease vectors and analysis that has been accomplished, along with vaccines and other products to help control diseases [video].