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SwineCast 1058, The Squeal on Disease Elimination In Swine Farms

SwineCast 1058 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Bill Hollis (Carthage Veterinary Service), Dr. Jer Geiger (PIC), and Dr. Jean Paul Cano (PIC) discuss disease elimination, which is becoming ever more important as the industry works to reduce antibiotic use.

SwineCast 1057, Don't Fear the Future: A Discussion About the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

SwineCast 1057 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Symposium on March 8 in Orlando, FL:
    • In this special SwineCast, a special panel discusses the issues of critical importance today with the pork industry and thoughts on the future.
    • The panel includes Dr. Dave Bomgaars (President at RC Family Farms and Orange City Veterinary Clinic), Dr. Jim Lowe (Associate Professor and Director of the i-Learning Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois), and Bill Davis (Boehringer Ingelheim Director of Government Affairs). The panel is moderated by Dr. John Waddell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian).

Shift Happens: Embrace the Change, Lead the Way

Shift Happens: Embrace the Change, Lead the WayShift Happens: Embrace the Change, Lead the Way Nick Tasler, Author, helps you figure out what change means for you and your company [video].

Panel - Don’t Fear the Future

Don’t Fear the Future: A Discussion About the Challenges and Opportunities AheadA Discussion About the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead In a panel moderated by Dr. John Waddell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian), Dr. Dave Bomgaars (President at RC Family Farms and Orange City Veterinary Clinic), Dr. Jim Lowe (Associate Professor and Director of the i-Learning Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois), and Bill Davis (Boehringer Ingelheim Director of Government Affairs) discuss the issues of critical importance today with the pork industry and thoughts on the future [video].

SwineCast 1056, Finding Good Employees, ASF Risk Assessments, and Social Media For Veterinarians

SwineCast 1056 Show Notes:
  • From 2019 American Association of Swine Veterinarians:
    • Jonathon Hoek from Premier BioSource and Summit Precision Production, shares how to find good employees.
    • Dr. Megan Schnur with Norbrook, Inc. helps us understand the value of reviewing the risks of African Swine Fever coming on to your farm through feed, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceutical products.
    • Megan Kuhn with Elanco on how social media can be helpful for swine veterinarians.

SwineCast 1055, Update on The USDA Animal Disease Tractability Program

SwineCast 1055 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, Gregory Ibach, the USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, provides a high level update on the USDA animal disease tractability program.

2019 NIAA Annual Conference

2019 NIAA Annual Conference2019 NIAA Annual Conference, Animal Agriculture - Innovation, Technology, & Consumer Engagement, April 8 - 11, 2019, Des Moines, IA, USA. Panel presentations helped attendees learn about livestock traceability, agriculture innovation and entrepreneurship, and communicating with people about science.

Ready? Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness

Foreign Animal Disease PreparednessForeign Animal Disease Preparedness Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, provides an update on the actions all farm operations should be doing to be vigilant, observant, and ready when a foreign animal disease happens on their farm [video].

Keeping African Swine Fever Out: Pipestone Perspective

African Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone PerspectiveAfrican Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone Perspective Dr. Scott Dee and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Pipestone Veterinary Services, share their experiences on how to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S.

Dr. Dee provides a reminder on the evidence that many viruses can survive a long time in extreme conditions. And Drs. Dee and Spronk emphasize that it is a lot better to keep foreign animal diseases out than to have to handle them if they get into the U.S. [video].

Economic Context

Pork Industry Economic UpdatePork Industry Economic Update Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, provides a detailed pork industry economic update with historic context [video].

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