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USDA Initiatives: Antimicrobial Drug Use/Resistance on Livestock Facilities Data - Dr. David Dargatz, Epidemiologist, USDA: APHIS Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

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Pre-Harvest Risk Factors for Salmonella in Pork Production - Dr. Marcos H. Rostagno, Research Animal Scientist/Adjunct Faculty, USDA-ARS / Purdue University, from the 2013 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 16-18, 2013, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

Dr. Marcos Rostagno, Research Animal Scientist/Adjunct Faculty, USDA-ARS / Purdue University, provides an overview of salmonella and its role in pork production.

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PEDV risk assessments are underway across many swine operations.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)
CDC.gov

Current Status of U.S. Aquaculture Research - Dr. Jeff Silverstein, National Program Leader, Aquaculture, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Jeff Silverstein shares that Aquaculture is a very extremely efficient animal protein production system, plus provides healthy benefits like being high in protein, healthful omega3 fatty acids, essential vitamins and minerals. It also creates jobs in coastal communities and agricultural heartland.

USDA Update on Animal Disease Traceability - Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, USDA/APHIS/VS, shares an update on the USDA Animal Disease Traceability National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES). Mr. Hammerschmidt talks about some the specifications of the system plus what makes an ear tag "official" and by when.

USDA-APHIS IT Update - Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, USDA/APHIS/ VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt provides an update on U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA - APHIS) information technology initiatives. Neil shares the progress on data sharing standards and policies. He also outlines new functionalities that will be rolled out in 2013.

Diagnostic Technology Update: Strategic Development and Deployment - Dr. Sarah Tomlinson, Associate NAHLN Coordinator at USDA-APHIS-VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Overview of Current FMD Countermeasures - Dr. Jon Zack, Director, Preparedness and Incident Coordination Staff at USDA – APHIS-VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Jon Zack runs through a scenario of an outbreak starting at time zero. Dr. Zack details some of the steps in the detection and response of foot and mouth disease (FMD). He looks at quarantines, movement controls, and business continuity actions. Dr. Zack advises to understand your FMD response goals and you FMD preparedness goals.