SwineCast Industry

Data Key To Understanding Antibiotic Resistance

Gathering Antimicrobial Use Data in AnimalsData Analysis Dr. William Flynn, Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, highlights the issues of data collection on antimicrobial resistance and drug stewardship programs. Dr. Flynn shares how the National Institute of Biological and Mathematical Synthesis (NIMBioS) is helping model and analyze approaches to antimicrobial use and resistance. Dr. Flynn says collecting additional information to link shifts in on-farm antimicrobial use practices with antimicrobial resistance data is a high priority.

How is Salmonella To Be Handled?

Salmonella Choleraesuis and Salmonella TyphimuriumWhat Are Approaches to Salmonella Choleraesuis and Salmonella Typhimurium? Dr. Greg Cline, Dr. John Kolb, and Mike Steilen all share information on Boehringer Ingelheim's Enterisol® Salmonella vaccine. Each provides a view on research, farm use, and marketing perspective [Dr. Greg Cline][Dr. John Kolb][Mike Steilen].

Is Brazil Pork Ready For PEDv?

Opportunities on Biosecurity in BrazilOpportunities on Biosecurity in Brazil Dr. Fabio Vannucci, Microvet, provides an update on Brazilian pork and how they are adapting to handle porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Vannucci also shares the other swine disease challenges and what investments are being made to protect herds.

PEDv Taught Us Nothing About Biosecurity

PEDv taught us nothing about biosecurityRisk vs. Action Equation Changed Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, shares what Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has taught us about our beliefs and how it connects with reality. He poses the question if biosecurity is an art or a science. And he asks how ‘leaky’ is national biosecurity? His take away: PEDv taught us nothing about biosecurity because we already knew the actions to take. But what PEDv has done is change the equation of risk vs action.

Heat and Stress, Bad Economics

Impact of In Utero Heat Stress on Subsequent Growth, Composition and ReproductionReducing the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, quantifies heat stress for pork operations as costing $300 million (US) annually. Some farm operations are hit hard by heat stress, seasonally more expensive for some than PRRS. Dr. Safranski aims to raise the level of understanding of heat stress so more operations know how to handle it.
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