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SwineCast Update for November 2, 2012, Is P/S/Y Financially Important?

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2012 Antibiotic Discussion Symposium, A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance is only a couple of weeks away so your registration time is limited.

The event, November 13th thru 15th, is just off The Ohio State University campus in the Hilton Polaris Hotel at Columbus, OH. Learn more about the agenda and the event details at NIAA.

FYI, the American Registry Of Professional Animal Scientists has approved 16 CE credits for the 2012 NIAA Antibiotics Symposium.

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What Is Group Sow Housing Research?

  • Video: What Is Group Sow Housing Research? - Dr. Ed Pajor, University of Calgary, outlines the current research on swine sow housing and the motivations for the different types of housing types. He also outlines some of the directions sow housing is taking and what the swine industry needs to learn so as to adopt these types of changes [video].
  • Video: Is P/S/Y Financially Important? - What is the importance of monitoring sow lifetime productivity in a commercial setting? Dr. Steve Pollmann, President, Western Operations, Murphy-Brown LLC, seeks to help industry professionals understand the definition, identify how sow lifetime productivity monitoring has a financial impact, and learn more about the industry trends [video].
  • Video: How Can PRRS Be Taken Out? - PRRSv costs US swine industry $664M. With this level of impact on the economics of pork production, much effort has gone into understanding the disease and how best to eliminate the virus. Bob Morrison, D.V.M., University of Minnesota, shares procedures for taking PRRS out of the breeding herd and presents data as to the effectiveness of these procedures [video].

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