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One Health, Traceability, and Emerging Technologies Mr. Thomas A. Burke, Food Traceability Scientist, Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologists, offers thoughts on emerging technologies in animal and food traceability, in the context of one health. The need to keep ahead of animal diseases and causes is critical. Mr. Burke highlights the background of one health: the interplay between animal health, human health, and the environment.

Animal diseases can shut down a whole business ecosystem. Being able to respond with data through the Swine Health Information Center is critical.
Swine Disease Matrix Project
Swine Health Information Center

Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Kathy Talkington, Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.

Kathy Talkington, Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, shares data and information with the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium audience about the growing issues of antibiotic resistance.

Developments in infectious disease surveillance - Dr. Jeff Zimmerman, Vet Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Iowa State University, from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, December 3‐4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

What are the research and solutions being developed to tackle PRRS and related swine illnesses?

Supply Channel Insights: How Can Animal Agriculture Provide Solutions to Retail Challenges? - David Fikes, Vice President, Communications and Consumer/Community Affairs, Food Marketing Institute; Steve Potts, Campus General Manager, Levy Restaurant Group/Georgia World Congress Center.

What Do Consumers Really Want? - Jan Johnson, Principal, Millennium Research, Inc.

What Do Consumers Really Want? Jan Johnson, Principal with Millennium Research, Inc. led a consumer panel focus group in front of the 200 plus attendees to the 2016 Animal Agriculture Alliance Summit.

The panel members did not know who was in the audience and they were not aware of the conference's focus.

The information from that panel is a must listen to for all people in farm operations, agriculture media, marketing, and public relations.

Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, highlights how the thinking of economics of biosecurity plays out in swine producer decision making. Key message: lack of knowledge is likely NOT sole reason for partial implementation of recommended biosecurity measures. Many business look at trade-offs and incentives for action.

How do youth swine programs reduce the risks of animal health issues, inform on the proper use of medication, and develop awareness on animal welfare programs?
Missouri Pork Association