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December 10, 2016

This annual conference featuring both researchers and practitioners shares actionable data and information to help understand and manage Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

The 2016 North American PRRS conference held December 3‐4, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, offers academia and industry information on research and solutions being developed to tackle PRRS and related swine illnesses.

November 3, 2015

What happened at the previous four NIAA antibiotics symposiums?

NIAA Antibiotic Symposium Presentation Playlists The 2015 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium is the fifth in a series of antibiotic symposiums. What happened at the previous four symposiums? Here are the links to the play lists for each year since 2011.

January 8, 2015

What is talk fescue toxicosis and what do beef producers need to do?

Joe Sellers, Iowa State University Extension and Dr. Scott Flynn, Dow AgroSciences, talk about beef cattle and the approaches to preventing fescue toxicosis. Mr Sellers details the cow physiology, how cattle nutrition is impacted, and what symptoms are important to notice.

Dr. Flynn focuses on the plant science and what testing needs to be done to identify infected plants. Dr. Flynn also details steps to mitigate fescue toxicosis.

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.

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.

May 28, 2014

Are you crisis ready? What can you do when an animal disease breaks out?

Social Media Crisis Response Training - Ms. Malissa Fritz, Vice President of Weber Shandwick Farm & Food Advocacy Team, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA. Ms. Malissa Fritz, Vice President of Weber Shandwick Farm & Food Advocacy Team, provides information on how to use social media to your advantage when it comes to handling a crisis. She shares a case study around the detection of equine herpesvirus (EHV) in 2011 and what actions various groups took.
January 29, 2014

PEDV was top of mind at the Minnesota Pork Congress, with a panel discussion plus update on US PEDV activity.

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].

January 13, 2014

Consumers rely on media for a vast majority of their information and have constant confusion over what is right, healthy, cost effective, safe, or green. What can be done to reduce confusion?

Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence - Mrs. Leann Saunders, Where Food Comes From, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

December 16, 2013

What are the antibiotic use views of academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment? This symposium offers several presentations from these perspectives.

The time has come when academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment learn from each other and seek resolution on the polarizing and the often misunderstood issues of antimicrobial use and resistance. The Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health Symposium is that place for sharing and learning to occur.

November 27, 2013

How is the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine involved in understanding antimicrobial resistance?

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Activities Regarding Antimicrobial Resistance and Food-Producing Animals - Dr. Craig Lewis, Veterinary Medical Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

What are some of the efforts the USDA taking to understand antimicrobial drug use and resistance at livestock facilities?

USDA Initiatives: Antimicrobial Drug Use/Resistance on Livestock Facilities Data - Dr. David Dargatz, Epidemiologist, USDA: APHIS Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

What is the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and how does it protect human health.?

Meat/Poultry Antibiotic Residue Testing, Protecting Human Health - Dr. David Goldman, Chief Medical Officer, USPHS Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

How is Certified Angus Beef LLC working to become credible with consumers?

Seeking Credibility With Consumers in a Confusing Marketplace - Dr. John Stika, President, Certified Angus Beef LLC, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

What is the story behind livestock-associated staphylococcus aureus (livestock-associated MRSA)?

Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus: Recent Trends - Dr. Paul Fey, Professor and Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, University of Nebraska Medical Center, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

What "public health" is and how it is important as part of understanding the issues and solutions for antibiotic resistance?

Evidence-Based Policy Development in Public Health - Dr. Paul Halverson, Founding Dean and Professor, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, looks at the perceptions and realities of antibiotics used in animals raised for food. Dr. Raymond looks at several cases and studies, identifying some of the issues and concerns by consumers.

Antibiotics Used In Animals Raised for Food - Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, looks at the perceptions and realities of antibiotics used in animals raised for food. Dr. Raymond looks at several cases and studies, identifying some of the issues and concerns by consumers.

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November 27, 2013

What are pediatricians' perspectives on antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial Resistance: What Can We Do? - Dr. Terry Dwelle, State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

Who is looking out for the consumer perspective and what are they doing?

Consumer Perceptions-Superbugs In Our Food Supply - Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters, Food Safety Research & Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 26, 2013

What is the conference series about and how it can transform the conversations inside and outside of agriculture?

Welcome/Recap of Antibiotic Symposia in Chicago, IL 2011 and Columbus, OH 2012 - Dr. Leah Dorman, Senior Director of Animal and Food Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 26, 2013

What are some public health concerns about resistant foodborne infections?

Public Health Concerns About Resistant Foodborne Infections - Dr. Robert Tauxe, Deputy Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 26, 2013

Have you read the CDC report "Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States"?

Public Health Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance - Dr. Steven Solomon, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Dr. Steven Solomon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, summarizes the report "Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States" published in September 2013 by the US CDC. Dr. Solomon looks that the public health impact of antimicrobial resistance and how health professionals are looking to fight back against antibiotic resistance.

November 26, 2013

What do consumers believe about food and groceries?

Consumer and Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence - Mr. Tom Heinen, Heinen’s Fine Foods (17 stores throughout Ohio and Illinois), from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Mr. Tom Heinen, Co-President, Heinen’s Fine Foods in 17 stores throughout Ohio and Illinois, shares his retail view of consumer and food perceptions. He also expresses the realities that come from his interactions with consumers and what steps his company takes to instilling confidence.

October 22, 2013

Swine influenza has lots of attention from media and consumers. What are the resources to help understand what it is and what it is not?

Swine Influenza Information and ResourcesWhat is Swine Influenza? The media picks up on disease outbreaks because this type of news creates audience attention, if just for a little bit. However, when the adrenaline subsides, what are the information sources to learn more about Swine Influenza?

October 1, 2013

What does Animal Welfare mean for consumers? How can farmers and ranchers connect with the issues? Is there a right and a wrong?

AgChat on Animal WelfareAnimal Welfare People conversing about how agriculture animals are treated have strong opinions. There are those that demand no one eat any animals and there are those who still want their bacon. What is the conversation that needs to occur to help all involved understand the issues and put in place solutions to meet market demands for meat?