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2009 IPC: Iowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update

Iowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update, Eldon McAfee, - Beving, Swanson & Forrest, from the 2009 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Raising hogs in a manner that protects and improves the environment is a practical and achievable goal for all pork producers. Eldon will cover Iowa DNR regulations and recommended practices focusing on manure application, including rules on manure application on soybeans as well as the proposed rule on manure application on frozen or snow-covered ground. Eldon will also discuss how the recently released final federal EPA CAFO rule applies to Iowa livestock producers. In addition, Eldon will analyze three Iowa jury verdicts in nuisance cases in 2008 that were favorable to livestock producers.

2009 IPC: Caring For The Convalescent Pig and Euthanasia Decisions

Caring For The Convalescent Pig and Euthanasia Decisions, Dr. Suzanne Millman, Iowa State University, from the 2009 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Proper animal husbandry continues to be a major issue in the pork industry and is essential to maintain the trust of consumers. Suzanne will focus on swine well-being issues with particular attention paid to innovations in sow housing and euthanasia. She will also discuss proper animal handling techniques and animal husbandry.


Dr. Derald Holtkamp - Utilization of PADRAP to Assess Risk of Exposure

Foundations of Area and Regional PRRS Virus Control, Utilization of PADRAP to Assess Risk of Exposure in Area and Regional Control Projects, by Dr. Derald Holtkamp. From the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Conference held December 7th, 2008 during the 2008 International PRRS Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. J.P. Cano - Impact of a modified-live PRRSV vaccine intervention

Foundations of Area and Regional PRRS Virus Control, Impact of a modified-live PRRSV vaccine intervention on a population of pigs infected with a heterologous isolate, by Dr. J.P. Cano. From the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Conference held December 7th, 2008 during the 2008 International PRRS Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. J. Zimmerman - Regional PRRSV Monitoring Using Oral Fluids

Foundations of Area and Regional PRRS Virus Control, Regional PRRSV Monitoring Using Oral Fluids, by Dr. J. Zimmerman. From the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Conference held December 7th, 2008 during the 2008 International PRRS Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Dale Polson - Reduction of PRRS wild-type virus circulation

Foundations of Area and Regional PRRS Virus Control, Large-scale PRRS Management: Reduction of PRRS wild-type virus circulation and its applicability to PRRS Area/Regional Control Projects, by Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica. From the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Conference held December 7th, 2008 during the 2008 International PRRS Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Davies and Dr. Mondaca - Review of software utilities to assess, monitor and manage PRRS

Foundations of Area and Regional PRRS Virus Control, Review of software utilities to assess, monitor and manage PRRS status of farms/systems within a area/region in an Area/Regional PRRS Control Project, by Dr. Peter Davies and Dr. Enrique Mondaca. From the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Conference held December 7th, 2008 during the 2008 International PRRS Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Scott Dee - Update on research assessing aerosol transimission of PRRSV and air filtration technology

Foundations of Area and Regional PRRS Virus Control, This is an update on research assessing aerosol transimission of PRRSV and air filtration technology, by Dr. Scott Dee, University of Minnesota. From the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Conference held December 7th, 2008 during the 2008 International PRRS Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA.

Swine Forecast 2009: Jim Long and international swine production picture.

Jim Long, president and CEO of Genesus Swine Genetics, shares perceptions and comments on the international swine production picture.

Swine Forecast 2009: Dr. Steven McOrist and on-site production experience in China

Dr. Steven McOrist at the University of Nottingham, with 24 years of comprehensive high-level participation and experience in production animal industries, draws on his on-site production experience in China and recent travels.

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