Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better! Dr. Lowell Catlett retired as a Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in July 2015. Dr. Catlett shares a futurist's view of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work. [video].
PRRSV Diagnostics and Challenges to PRRSV Virus Isolation - Dr. Jianqiang (JQ) Zhang and Dr. Phil Gauger, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.
Mycobacterial WCL Adjuvant Review - Dr. Jordi B. Torrelles, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.
Mucosal Immunity: Intranasal PRRSV Vaccine - Dr. Aradhya Gourapura, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, from the 2017 Aptimmune Pre-AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.
Electric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine Farms Michael Reese, University of Minnesota, details usable research info that will help swine farms evaluate what electric and thermal energy strategies are viable. Several key take home messages: 1) Energy efficiency upgrades can have a short-term return-on-investment, 2) Reputable contractors are available to remove complexities, and 3) There still exist state, federal, and utility grants and incentives [video].
Modeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the US Dr. Scott Dee at Pipestone Veterinary Services is tracking feed components as possible disease vectors. He shares some thoughts on this with, highlighting several of the experiments run to prove viruses can survive container shipping from over seas. Dr. Dee suggests that all the touch points along the feed ecosystem pathway need attention so producers and feed mill operators can evaluate and respond to the risks [video].