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April 15, 2013

What is the "Infection Chain" concept and how can it help swine operation managers?

Infection Chain: A new perspective on disease management - Dr. Edgar Diaz, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 AASV BI Pre-Conference Seminar, San Diego, CA USA.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2013-boehringer-ingelheim-aasv-vertical-transmi...

April 15, 2013

What happens before the pig cough and whatdo farm production staff tend to do in reaction to a cough?

The Chronology of a Cough: Are We Really Looking and Working in the Right Place? - Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting Limited, LLC, from the 2013 AASV BI Pre-Conference Seminar, San Diego, CA USA.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2013-boehringer-ingelheim-aasv-vertical-transmi...

December 17, 2012

What are some new approaches to PRRS control? And is there an animal welfare communications gap with consumers?

As we are nearing the end of a year, most producers are happy to it see go. Here are Christmas wishes for good planting conditions in 2013 and a 165 or better bushels per acre in the U. S. corn yield.

Highlighting conversations on PRRS Control using herd closure techniques, Dr. Bob Morrison and The Morrison Group ‘have at’ recent research which looks at the length of time to go from bad to better and produce PRRSv-negative piglets.

November 2, 2012

A recent Leman Swine conference presentation asks if the measure of pigs per sow per year is financially valuable to know. Also, Dr. Ed Pajor, University of Calgary, updates swine professionals on the group sow housing research.

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2012 Antibiotic Discussion Symposium, A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance is only a couple of weeks away so your registration time is limited.

January 26, 2012

Updates on biosecurity and possible savings on fuel costs.

Back in the 80's, some of Mike Brumm's research at the University of Nebraska indicated room temperatures could be lowered overnight in the nursery without affecting health or efficiency.  Dr. Lee Johnston, University of Minnesota, has picked up that baton and carries it with updated information but similar results.

January 20, 2012

How are animal diseases tracked so scientists, researchers, and governments can understand their impact and react quickly to contain the contamination?

The Disease BioPortal is a real-time or near-real time tool to access local, regional, and global animal disease information and data. Dr. Barbara Brito, University of California, Davis, presents how this tool is used in the PRRSv Area Regional Control and Elimination (ARCE ) efforts. From the 2011 International PRRS Symposium, December 2 - 3, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

January 16, 2012

How can the hog popultation data be used to better track and eliminate swine diseases?

Dr. Enrique Mondaca provides insight on how hog density in U.S. at the state and county levels are used to identify swine diseases and plan to eliminate them. From the 2011 International PRRS Symposium, December 2 - 3, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.