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January 7, 2015

Companion animals use antimicrobials and can be impacted by resistance. Dr. Bender suggests that clinicians need to be aware and encourage good antimicrobial stewardship practices.

Dr. Jeff Bender, Chair for the AVMA Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in companion Animal Practice, provides an overview of antimicrobial resistance in companion animals and what kinds of stewardship approaches are being implemented. Dr. Bender suggests that clinicians need to be aware and encourage good antimicrobial stewardship practices.

January 7, 2015

“We are all connected by the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.” says Dr. Tom Friedan, CDC Director. Dr. Chiller emphasizes that antimicrobial resistance is a global problem and needs global solutions.

Dr. Tom Chiller, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opens his presentation with a quote from Dr. Tom Friedan, CDC Director, that brings focus to antimicrobial resistance: “We are all connected by the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.” Dr. Chiller emphasizes that antimicrobial resistance is a global problem and needs global solutions. These solutions need continual communication, consistent monitoring and reporting, and response teams to take action.

January 4, 2015

Why studying the genetics of Maize can help one understand food and people's perceptions of biotechnology.

Anastasia Bodnar - Who is Frank N. Foode and what is the future of genetically modified organisms, science, and society?Thoughts on Science, Food, & Future This is a conversation with Anastasia Bodnar and John Blue, setup when John contributed money to the Bring Frank N. Foode™ to Life campaign. In this chat Anastasia shares a bit about Frank N. Foode, the friendly plush corn doll; genetically modified organisms; science; society; and future. 

December 30, 2014

How much water do you believe you use in a day? Do you know how much you actually use?

Dr. Shahzeen Attari - Perceptions of Water UseWhat Do You Believe About Water? Dr. Shahzeen Attari, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs, shares consumer and market research on what people believe about water usage in everyday settings and the impacts those beliefs have on setting water policy and practice. This presentation is from the 2014 conference on Defining Indiana's Water Needs: Research & Solutions [agenda], held December 12, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

December 4, 2014

What are some trends in understanding antibiotic resistance and what actions are being taken?

Antibiotic Resistance Is ComplexUnderstanding Antibiotic Resistance Is Complex In September 2014 the Executive Office of the President President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology release a report titled Report To The President On Combating Antibiotic Resistance which put pressure on medical, veterinarian, food, and agriculture professionals to take action.

December 2, 2014

Genetic engineering is not a technology that is going to replace standard breeding methods. Rather, it will add access to genetic variation, increasing the pool of genetic diversity that can be worked with.

Transgenic, or genetic engineering, of animals continues to evolve. Genetic engineering is not a technology that is going to replace standard breeding methods. Rather, it will add access to genetic variation, increasing the pool of genetic diversity that can be worked with.

December 1, 2014

Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, shares what Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has taught us about our beliefs and how it connects with reality. He poses the question if biosecurity is an art or a science. And he asks how ‘leaky’ is national biosecurity? His take away: PEDv taught us nothing about biosecurity because we already knew the actions to take. But what PEDv has done is change the equation of risk vs action

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.

November 15, 2014

What is happening in swine disease research and what are some of the issues coming up in the future?

The 2014 Carolina Swine Health Seminar provided information on the science behind the Delta Coronavirus. Dr. Steven Krakowka, The Ohio State University, highlighted a new perspective that you'll want to share with farm production staff and management.

October 17, 2014

Today people running farms must be out their sharing what happens and stay connected with consumers. Dr. Lusk suggests getting in the game to tell how farms run, explain the trade offs of being an agriculture business, and give consumers control.

Politics of Food Dr. Jayson Lusk, Professor of Agriculture Economics at Oklahoma State University, provided an economist's view on food. He shared his thoughts on the future of food and the path it is taking. It used to be true that what happened on the farm stayed on the farm.

October 6, 2014

How is spatial and temporal mapping helping understand porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) spread?

Spatial Epidemiology of PED Virus - Dr. Andres Perez, University of Minnesota, Associate Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Andres Perez, University of Minnesota, aims to use mapping (spatial and temporal) to help better understand porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and how it might spread. Dr. Perez shows there were areas and times at highest risk for disease and that disease spread in specific directions.

October 6, 2014

What does the recent emergence of swine coronaviruses look like from a virologist’s perspective?

Recent Emergence of Swine Coronaviruses in North America - Dr. Dick Hesse, Director of Diagnostic Virology, K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

October 6, 2014

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference presentations provide an opportunity to stay tuned with the issues of key importance to pork producers.

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is always one with quality information as well as a mixed attendance featuring animal health, practitioners, nutrition and producer representatives. This event allows for the sharing of key information on issues impacting and affecting people, farms, and pigs.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2014-leman-swine-conference-material

July 10, 2014

What ware some other points of view in other industries or fields?

10 Global Points of ViewPointers To Other Ideas What are some other thoughts from around the world?:

July 9, 2014

What is "polar vortex" and how does that affect agriculture? Dr. Taylor helps explain the weather terms and their impacts to agriculture.

Weather Outlook 2014 - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, explains how the term "polar vortex" has entered the popular lexicon. Dr. Taylor helps explain the term, what they are, and how they impact agriculture.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2014-world-pork-expo

June 9, 2014

What has happened in porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) lab diagnostics?

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

What is going on with PEDv research and what are plans for the future?

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.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2014-world-pork-expo

June 3, 2014

Is the consumer conversation about antibiotics: good or bad? Or is it really about what consumers want in the taste and what is good for them?

Whats the Antibiotics EndgameWhat’s the Antibiotics Endgame - Panel: Joe Forsthoffer, Director of Corporate Communications for Perdue Farms, Inc.; Dan Kish, Head Chef and VP of Food for Panera Bread Company; John Stika, President of Certified Angus Beef, from the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit Titled Cracking the Millennial Code Stakeholder Summit, May 8 - 9, 2014, Crystal City, VA,

May 28, 2014

What are the connections between the environment and cows?

How Beef & Dairy Will Deal with the Precautionary Principle? - Frank M. Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

May 21, 2014

What are some tools to help keep abreast of the agriculture data and media?

Mapping AgSorting Through Agriculture Data Agriculture is all about data. Much of the activity to plan the season for crops and livestock requires some amount of data. These tools are a small set of open source or free tools to help scan and organize around agriculture.

April 25, 2014

Dr. David Edwards says the public is focused on the imagined (negative) possibilities that will potentially kill any innovation.

Animal Biotechnology: Innovation Stifled by Inaction - David Edwards, PhD Director, Biotechnology Industry Organization, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

April 25, 2014

What is the potential pathways for exotic viral pathogens to come into the USA? And what would happen if one did?

Pathways Analysis Project - Lisa Ferguson, DVM, National Director, Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, APHIS, VS, National Import Export Services, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

April 25, 2014

What will happen when 3 billion people come to dinner in the next 40 years? Are we changing our collective approach to sustaining those new mouths to feed?

Science-Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture - Marty D. Matlock, PhD, PE, BCEE, Executive Director, Office for Sustainability, Area Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

April 25, 2014

Dr. Stotish reiterates "The problem with the Precautionary Principle is not that it leads in the wrong direction, but that – if taken for all it is worth – it leads in no direction at all."

When Precaution Becomes Paralysis - Ronald L. Stotish, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty Technologies, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

February 13, 2014

What is the state of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)?

Heightened interest in animal health, specifically Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) continues to dominate seminar sessions at this winter's swine conferences. Dr. Butch Baker and Dr.