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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.

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 1, 2013

What are some of the ideas around "where to target for improved disease management"?

Research Supporting the Infection Chain in Improving Disease Management - Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager of the Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar,, August 16-18, 2013, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

Dr. Eduardo Fano presents an overview on the ideas around "where to target for improved disease management". Dr. Fano suggests that the approach to minimizing exposure and maximizing immunity requires putting in place a systematic approach called "Infection Chain/Prevention Management".

June 19, 2013

What would happen if there were a foreign animal disease outbreak in the US?

Secure Pork Supply - Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University, presents details on Secure Pork Supply plans and what would happen if there were a foreign animal disease outbreak. Dr. Roth details the economic factors in play plus strategies the Secure Pork Supply plan would activate if an outbreak occurred.

Key goals of the plan are to address questions from the public, animal transport, infected animal disposition, and economic considerations for packers.

June 19, 2013

What is Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) and how does it affect me?

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 18, 2013

What is the infection chain concept and how do we use it?

Infection Chain Concept - Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, looks that the infection chain concept and updates people on the new information that has been assembled. Dr. Payne looks at the system level approach to understanding how disease progress and trying to identify the roots of the disease infection problems.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2013-world-pork-expo

June 18, 2013

Can the infection chain concept be applied to mycoplasma hyopneumonia?

Swine Production Infection Chain - Dr. David Baumert, Swine Practitioner, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

June 18, 2013

How do you follow mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection chains?

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Infection Chain - Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, details the mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection chain and what approaches to understanding it have been studied. Dr. Fano shares data from a series of correlation studies and looks at understanding the whole herd infection of the disease.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2013-world-pork-expo

June 6, 2013

What About Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)?

What About Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)?PEDV Resources to Help Stay Informed PEDV is an issue on swine farms and information is needed to help make decisions.

June 6, 2013

How will Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) be handled and what are some of the concerns of barn managers and swine vets?

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.

May 30, 2013

The world's resources needed to produce land based protein will be scarce in the next 50 years. With only 7.5% of the world's surface area is being utilized to feed the world, what alternatives must be explored? Aquaculture.

Problems, Stumbling Blocks and Solutions for U.S. Aquaculture - Mr. Sebastian Belle, Executive Director, Maine Aquaculture Association, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

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.