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April 7, 2015

Dr. Paul Sundberg, Science & Technology, National Pork Board, shares thoughts on the state of preparedness of pork operations for animal diseases, like porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). While the mystery of how PEDv came into the USA is still unknown, discovery of PEDV has created the opportunity to implement and improve communication, coordination, and collaboration. Dr. Sundberg outlines the value of the Swine Health Information Center and the Center's next steps.

April 7, 2015

Sherrie Webb, Director Animal Welfare, National Pork Board, addresses the Pork Industry Forum producers about the Common Industry Audit. Ms. Webb provides the history on what issues and needs drove the Common Industry Audit creation.

Ms. Webb highlights the program elements and the role of the Industry Audit Task Force in the implementation of the processes. Take aways: Audit tools are available for all to use and training is available. Additionally, audits are part of a comprehensive approach to having a quality industry.

December 1, 2014

What PEDv Taught Us About Biosecurity? - Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

June 9, 2014

PEDV - Lessons Learned - Dr. Harry Snelson, AASV, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Harry Snelson, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), shares details on the many activities that have occurred with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Snelson shows the details on the laboratory and field work used to discover the virus, understand what happened, and how diagnostic labs have adjusted to better identify PEDv.

June 9, 2014

PEDV - Research Update - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, provides a timely update on the PEDv research that is in progress plus plans for the future. Dr. Becton also outlines the history of the research and some of the lessons that have been learned and what they mean for understanding PEDv.

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June 9, 2014

PEDV - Next Steps - Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council, provides a policy and political point of view on the resources needed for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) research, management, and eradication. Dr. Wagstrom details the dollars being requested from the US Congress to support the USDA, National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) & Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

June 9, 2014

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) is a coronavirus that kills newborn pigs within a short number of days. PEDv is not a risk for people; it is not zoonotic, so therefore it poses no risk to other animals or humans. Also, it poses no risk to food safety. But the price of pork will be affected by PEDv. More piglets are dying, reducing the flow of pigs into the meat market. Supply and demand will come into play and the meat markets will adjust.

March 6, 2014

While PEDV is still a top concern among pork producers, other topics are in need of refreshed info. Included in this year's Missouri Pork Expo were several sessions on manure and lagoon management [panel, tips]. Dr.

January 29, 2014

There were many great conversations at the Minnesota Pork Congress. Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, shares topics which surfaced during a listening session at the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress [audio].

September 10, 2013

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Update - Dr. Darin Madson, Iowa State University, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, from the 2013 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 16-18, 2013, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

Dr. Darin Madson tackles explaining the science side of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), with the aim of helping managers and staff understand what is being done to detect, isolate, and understand the virus so as to help contain and stop the virus' spread. Dr. Madson also shares what research is being done and what actionable information is being developed.

June 19, 2013

Update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV): What is it and how will it affect me? - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, and Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, present an update on the status of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in the U.S. pork industry and what outreach efforts are being taken.

Dr. Becton and Dr. Burkgren also outline research efforts that are being funded and how the research is going to proceed.

June 6, 2013

Conversations at the World Pork Expo on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) drew in many pork producers, animal health professionals, and the supporting pork groups like the National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the USDA.