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May 30, 2013

What is Expected Progeny Differences and how does it apply to beef cattle?

Genomic Technologies in Commercial Cattle Production - Dr. Kent Andersen, Associate Director, Technical Service, Zoetis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 29, 2013

What are the roles of commodity and check off groups with respect to animal disease outbreaks?

Closing remarks on the 2013 NIAA Foot and Mouth Disease sessions.Checkoff Role in Animal Disease Outbreak Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board; and Dr. Sebastian E. Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development - FEMA, provide perspective on the need to continuously be alert for issues and develop people to be ready in an animal disease emergency response situation.

One of their critical roles is to meet with producers to learn of their needs and issues plus provide educational directions with respect to animal disease preparedness.

Closing remarks on the 2013 NIAA Foot and Mouth Disease sessions. - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board, Dr. Sebastian Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development - FEMA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

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May 28, 2013

What are the animal welfare challenges veterinarians face when it comes to horses?

Equine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion CollideEquine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion Collide Dr. Thomas Lenz, DVM, Senior Director, Equine Technical Services, leads with quote:

"Animal welfare is fast becoming the major challenge of the veterinary profession for this century." said by Dr. Bernie Osborn, Dean Emeritus of the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarians, farmers, and ranchers have less credibility with consumers than HSUS about information on the farm. Dr. Lenz lays out what animal welfare is and is not and how the term is applied to horses. What is one to do? Dr. Lenz suggested that welfare challenges are an opportunity to find common ground but to also keep in mind that emotion & misinformation will often override science & fact.

Equine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion Collide - Dr. Thomas Lenz, DVM, Senior Director, Equine Technical Services, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

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May 28, 2013

What is the Unwanted Horse Coalition and why does it exist?

The Unwanted Horse Coalition: Working Towards Solutions - Ms. Ericka Caslin, Director, Unwanted Horse Coalition, American Horse Council, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Ms. Ericka Caslin, Director, Unwanted Horse Coalition, American Horse Council, provides an update on the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) plus details its mission and goals.

May 28, 2013

Aquaculture is a very extremely efficient animal protein production system. What research is still needed in the USA?

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.

May 21, 2013

What are some of the activities around animal disease traceability in Alabama?

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

Dr. Tony Frazier, Alabama State Veterinarian, gives an update on the Alabama State Animal Disease Traceability activity. Dr. Frazier shared that beef cattle 18 months of age and older must be officially ID’ed at change of ownership and that cattle moving interstate and must comply with the state of destination.

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.

May 21, 2013

There is an ongoing effort to update the traceability rules in Texas to match the federal traceability rules. What are some of the details?

Texas State Animal Disease Traceability Update - Dr. Andy Schwartz, Assistant Executive Director, Texas Animal Health Commission, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Andy Schwartz, Assistant Executive Director, Texas Animal Health Commission, gives the Texas State Animal Disease Traceability update. There is an ongoing effort to update the traceability rules in Texas to match the federal traceability rules. Dr. Schwartz recommends that the traceability rules should be reviewed in a year.

May 21, 2013

What makes a tag "official"?

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.

May 14, 2013

What is the value of veterinary diagnostic laboratories?

The Role of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Supporting Animal Health and the Food Safety System - Dr. Hailu Kinde, Professor, California Animal Health and Food Safety, Laboratory System, San Bernardino Branch School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 14, 2013

What can you do to communicate animal science with a wider audience?

Communicating with the Public - Ms. Madeline McCurry-Schmidt, Scientific Communications Associate, American Society of Animal Science, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 14, 2013

What would happen if an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) occurred in the USA? This case study can help people and organizations get prepared.

FMD in Vietnam: What Can We Learn? - Dr. Carla Huston, Associate Professor, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Carla Huston, Associate Professor, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, details a case study on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Vietnam. Key points from the case study: “Our” priorities may not be “their” priorities; Biotechnology is possible; and Flexibility and adaptability are necessary skills.

May 14, 2013

How would you talk about genetics to help other understand the concepts?

How Do You Talk to Livestock Producers About Genetics? - Dr. Debra Aaron, Professor, Statistics; Beef Cattle Genetics, Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Debra Aaron, Professor, Statistics; Beef Cattle Genetics, University of Kentucky, provides insight on how to communicate the ideas and concepts of genetics. She provides examples of college courses on genetics plus offers a highlight of the various course material. Dr. Aaron's take away:

May 14, 2013

How can goat producers learn more about performance data uses?

Goat Herd Improvement Program as Conducted Through KSU - Dr. Kenneth Andries, Assistant Professor, Kentucky State University, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Kenneth Andries, Assistant Professor, Kentucky State University, outlines the goat improvement program as conducted at Kentucky State University. Dr. Andries details the background of the program and the metrics being organized throughout the process. Key goal is to help producers understand how to utilize performance data.

May 14, 2013

What is genomics and how does it play a part in food safety?

The 100K Genome Project and Food Safety - Dr. Bart Weimer, Professor – School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Bart Weimer, Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, provides information on how genomics plays a part in food safety. Dr. Weimer shares details of the science used and the processes to get the information in the right hands.

May 13, 2013

What technologies and knowledge will it take to bring to consumers what they want?

Feeding the World - Dr. Kate Jacques, Director of Nutrition, Alltech USA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 13, 2013

How do diagnostic labs help poultry farmers?

The Role of the Diagnostic Laboratory in the Poultry Industry - Dr. Joel Cline, Laboratory Director, J.B.Taylor Diagnostic Lab, Elba, AL, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 13, 2013

What do packers consider for food safety and quality issues?

What the Packer Considers in Food Safety and Food Quality Issues - Dr. John Ruby, Technical Services, JBS USA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 13, 2013

If animal herd size is stagnant or declining, does that mean less meat? "No" says Mr. Bill Westman.

Impact of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Controls on Exports: The Trade Tactic of Choice - Mr. Bill Westman, VP of International Trade, American Meat Institute, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Mr. Bill Westman, VP of International Trade, American Meat Institute, points out while the global production of livestock animals has been steady or in decline, meat production has increased due to the adoption of innovative technologies. Examples include genetic improvements, animal husbandry, and advances in feed technology.

May 13, 2013

Are you up to date on the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)?

What Regulatory Programs Mean to the Poultry Industry - Dr. Suzanne Young Dougherty, Director of Veterinary Services, Keystone Foods, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 10, 2013

Just stopping the use of antimicrobials and antibiotics on animal agriculture farms will not stop the issues of resistance in humans or other animals.

Antimicrobial Resistance: Do We Know Everything? - Dr. Sid Thakur, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Sid Thakur, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, studies antibiotic resistance on farm, slaughter, retail, and human environments. Dr. Thakur states that antimicrobial resistance is an international problem. Additionally antimicrobial and antibiotic use spans all parts of the chain from farm, food processing, food services, food retail, and home.

May 10, 2013

What does a model for sustainable agriculture with antibiotics and sow housing look like?

Balancing People, Animals and the Planet - Jim Fallon, Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Jim Fallon, Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture, shares a model for sustainable agriculture. He also outlines the work done to understand and implement sustainable uses of antibiotics and sow housing.

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May 10, 2013

Do antibiotics in milk production get to the grocery store and what should I know?

This presentation was removed May 29, 2015 at the request of the National Milk Producers Federation - “The information in it has since become quite out of date since 2013”.

Milk and Dairy Beef Residues: Incidence & Communications - Mrs. Betsy Flores, Senior Director, Animal Health & Welfare, National Milk Producers Federation, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 10, 2013

How can veterinarians participate in the animal and human health discussions around antibiotics?

Legislative/Regulatory Update (Congress activities, regulatory activities, AVMA stance) - Dr. Christine Hoang, Assistant Director, Scientific Activities Division, American Veterinary Medical Association, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.