PEDv State of The Union Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information and Research, National Pork Board, provides an update on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and the research that is currently happening. Dr. Becton also shares what has been learned and what processes have been created or changed to be prepared for future animal disease outbreaks. Key take away: Communication across, up, and down is a must.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) Status & Research Update - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information and Research, National Pork Board, from the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 21-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, conducts listening sessions whenever possible. This one took place at the 2015 MN Pork Congress. The sessions are closed to all but those producers in attendance but Neil shared some of the thoughts on industry issues afterwards.
Past PRRS ARC Actions Help Us Learn For Future Dr. Joe Connor, Carthage Vet Service, shares historical perspectives of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) and the area regional control (ARC) lessons learned to date. Dr. Connor concludes with some suggestions on directions veterinarians, farm staff & management, and related industry partners should take: communicate more; continue to build out information and data resources to help detect, monitor, and act; and be vigilant on biosecurity.
A presentation from Purdue University's recent Water Community Conference highights the misperceptions consumers share when viewing their personal water usage. Accurately viewing an industry's water use and efficiency would seem to be a challenge after hearing these comments from Dr. Shahzeen Attari, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.