PRRS & PEDV Control Proposal: Open Forum - Dr. David Wright, Wright Veterinary Services; Dr. Bill Hartmann, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, from the 2016 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Antibiotic use and resistance: How did we get here and where are we headed? - Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, from the 2016 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
2016 Minnesota Pork Congress January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA, focused the challenging price environment causing producers to seek efficiency improvements and maximize productivity. There was also strong interest and well-attended presentations included the special panel on "The Future of Antibiotic Use".
Systematic Approaches To PRRSv Outbreak Reductions Kimberlee Gerardy, Veterinary Diagnostic Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, details the actions to a systematic approach to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) outbreak investigations. Ms. Gerardy points out the goals of an investigation is understand when farm operations can return to base line production faster after an outbreak and then to keep PRRSv out. Ms. Gerardy states that keeping PRRSv is hard and shares outbreak investigation research that aims to help reduce outbreaks [video].
Producing Compatible Antigens for Swine Vaccines Dr. Jeff Galvin, Zoetis, presents on utilizing modern scientific technologies to produce compatible antigens for swine vaccines. Dr. Galvin highlights the path to finding vaccines that fit the need to protect against both porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and mycoplasma hyopneumoniae [video].
Path to Conditional License Dr. Meggan Bandrick, Clinical Research Veterinarian, Zoetis; and Postdoctoral Veterinary Research Scientist, USDA-National Animal Disease Center, talks about how a conditional license for a porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) vaccine was developed. Dr. Bandrick shares the studies that were designed and the steps needed to develop data to support the license. Dr. Bandrick concludes with information on developing a fully licensed PEDv vaccine [video].
Panel - Combating the Latest PRRS Cycle - "Learn-Apply-Repeat" - Dr. Mike Murtaugh, Dr. Andres Perez, and Dr. Bill Hollis, from the 2015 North American PRRS Symposium, December 4 - 5, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA.
Effect of circulating antibody on the course of PEDV infection in neonatal pigs - Dr. Korakrit Poonsuk, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, from the 2015 North American PRRS Symposium, December 4 - 5, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA.