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The Future of Education For Veterinarians

How can we make our profession stronger now and in the future?Life Long Learning Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting Limited, shares an approach to veterinarian education from "cradle to grave". Dr. Lowe suggests we [swine ecosystem] are not training to deliver what is needed, but there is a better way forward at hand. Dr. Lowe is proposing that the future of veterinary care is building a path of life long learning to have facts that build "to understanding to application to creation, over a lifetime of a career." Building the culture of life long learning is key.

Animal Welfare Today, And Tomorrow?

Pig Welfare - Doing what is right for the pig.Doing what is right for the pig Dr. Angela Baysinger, Health Assurance Veterinarian at PIC, Dr. Baysinger shares background information on who is leading the charge on advancing and improving animal welfare. Dr. Baysinger says "We will do what is right for the Pig! No matter what the challenge!".

Dr. Joe Connor - PEDv - What we did correct, what we did wrong and what we should do in the future

PEDv – What we did correct, what we did wrong and what we should do in the future. Reviewing actions taken in North America and Asia. - Dr. Joe Connor, Carthage Veterinary Service, from the 2015 Pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, February 27, 2015, Orlando, FL, USA.

SwineCast 0865, Manitoba Requires New Buildings To Meet Environmental Protection Standards Of Anaerobic Digesters

SwineCast 0865 Show Notes:
  • Bruce Cochrane of reports new swine buildings in Manitoba will be required to meet or exceed environmental safety standards typical of anaerobic digesters.  He talks with Tracey Braun, the director of environmental approvals with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship.

SwineCast 0864, SwineCast At 10 Years With Broadcaster Cyndi Young

SwineCast 0864 Show Notes:
  • SwineCast celebrates 10 years of extending the conversation while talking with early contributor Cyndi Young at Brownfield about the evolution of communications technology since 2005.

Where Are We With Antibiotics In Agriculture?

2014 Antibiotic Symposium Review & Survey EvaluationReview & Survey Evaluation Dr. Brian Lubbers, with support from Dr. Eric Moore, summarizes the NIAA antibiotic symposiums to date and details the outcomes of the past symposiums as it relates to moving forward with actions. Dr. Lubbers focuses on the post symposium survey results on previous attendees and outlines takeaways. Dr. Lubbers, based on survey take aways, says that the NIAA focus needs to make a connection with the regulatory groups, create antimicrobial 101 sessions, and to increase the marketing of the antimicrobial sessions so that other people in & outside of agriculture attend.

Antimicrobial FDA Perspective

FDA Perspective on Gathering Antimicrobial Use Data in AnimalsGathering Antimicrobial Use Data in Animals Dr. Craig A. Lewis, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, talks about whys of data collections in antibiotic use and provides details on the USDA strategy moving forward on antimicrobial use within agriculture. Dr. Lewis shares background on some of the initiatives for agriculture antimicrobial use and what some of the data collection issues are. Dr. Lewis also highlights the connections of agriculture, food, and the regulatory groups that are involved, like the FDA and USDA.

Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (CARB)

Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (CARB) - The Need for Data - The USDA PerspectiveThe Need for Data Dr. Larry Granger, DVM, Senior Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, outlines the USDA interest in the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report. The USDA brought together many stakeholders to have the conversations around antimicrobial resistance and what options there are for the future of agriculture. Questions aiming to be addressed: How does the reduction of antimicrobials impact the production of food and how does the actions of Antimicrobial reduction affect national security?
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