Grand Societal Challenges Mr. Lowell Randel digs into the challenges facing agriculture and how animal sciences can play an important role to funding, research, and policy. Issues to tackle? Water use, understanding pathogens, and growing food in a changing climate.
2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA., highlighted that the world’s population is projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050. This presents a challenge of feeding a growing global population, with U.S. animal agriculture expected to play a significant role in meeting this challenge.
What Role Will Animal Biotechnology Play in Feeding the World? - Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Genomics & Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California - Davis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.
How Secure Is Our Food Supply Chain? If Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) were to appear in the US, what would farmers, ranchers, and business do? This presentation reviews the Secure Pork Supply Plan, who is involved, what needs to be done, and how producers need to develop their biosecurity plans [video]? Related: Secure Milk Supply Project Update - An update on the status of the Secure Milk Supply Project supplemental to ongoing Foot and Mouth Disease prevention and response planning with Dr. Pam Hullinger, currently with UC-Davis Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology [audio].
2013 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Conference Seminar: Vertical Transmission The 2013 Boehringer Ingelheim Vertical Transmission AASV BI Pre-Conference Seminar, March 1, 2013, San Diego, CA, USA, brought together swine veterinarians from around the US to talk about… sick pigs. The Boehringer Ingelheim pre-AASV symposium provided in-depth perspective on vertical transmission of disease in addition to timeline considerations, like "If the pig coughs today, when should treatment have started?"