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May 21, 2013

What does Colorado need around agriculture animal traceability to help producers?

Colorado State Animal Disease Traceability Update - Dr. Keith Roehr, Colorado State Veterinarian, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Keith Roehr, Colorado State Veterinarian, provides an update on the State of Colorado animal disease traceability system. Dr. Roehr mentions that Colorado needs better traceability and improved program disease management and that electronic tools and flexibility must be applied where it makes sense. The end goal is to help producers.

January 22, 2013

"What people are imagining what is happening inside sheds is way worse than what is actually happening.", says Dr. Temple Grandin. What does she propose farmers and ranchers do?

Dr. Temple Grandin from Colorado State University shares her perspective on animal handling and how the industry needs to improve the way consumers view us. From the 2011 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Carolina Swine Health Seminar.

May 29, 2012

Veterinarians and computer IT folks don't speak the same launguage. Yet, information technology plays a critical role in animal identification, standards, and software to help pull together efficient and accurate animal identification systems.

Panel Discussion: Industry Compatibility – How do we make this happen? - Dr. James Moest, Lena Veterinary Clinic, Lena, IL, Practicing Veterinarian; Dr. Jim Logan, Wyoming Livestock Board, State Animal Health Official; Dr. Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian, Colorado Department of Agriculture; and John Picanso, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

May 1, 2012

Air quality in and around livestock operation is of interest to many people. How to monitor and what tools are available? This presentation shares info on an air quality tools and their pro/con of use.

Air Emissions and Livestock Production - Cyrstal Warner, Colorado State University, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

May 1, 2012

Dr. Jerry Black highlights the outbreaks of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak, where it started, what happened, and the upcoming consequences. Dr. Black details the industry response to the outbreak plus lessons learned.

Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) Outbreak: 2011 National Cutting Event – Lessons Learned - Dr. Jerry Black, Director, Colorado State University Equine Sciences Program, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 24, 2012

Ranchers do the right thing by the animals, consumers, and economy. But there is too much of a focus on a Sierra Club mentality and not to do things wisely.

Help or Get Out of the Way! - Tom Kourlis, Sheep & Cattle Rancher, Past Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 16, 2012

Managing health certificates is a slow process because it is still predominately paper. Slow, tedious, and paper intensive. Dr. Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian, Colorado Department of Agriculture, provides a vision of being full digital and the serious improvements to all stake holders and the ecosystem as a whole.

State Animal Health Official Perspective on the Use of eICVIs - Dr. Keith Roehr, State Veterinarian, Colorado Department of Agriculture, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 2, 2012

Dr. Frank suggests farmers and ranchers need to avoid the trap question "Do you want safe food or affordable food?" and that the real answer is to provide both and turn back to the dialog within the middle ground.

Regulating Animal Agriculture: Impacts on Producers and Animal Health Professionals - Dr. Anthony Frank, DVM, President, Colorado State University, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.