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Stalking a Killer

Cindy Zimmerman

The swine industry has become increasingly alarmed just in the past year or two about the incidence of what has become known as PCV-AD, or Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases.
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At a PCV-AD update meeting sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. last week, veterinarians and members of the media were updated on the latest information available about this emerging disease complex. One of the presenters was Dr. Tom Gillespie, a swine practitioner from Rensselaer, Indiana and immediate past president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. He is also chairman of the AASV committee on PCV-AD.AASV logo

I didn’t get a good picture of Dr. Gillespie at the meeting, but I did do a fairly long interview with him about this issue which the broadcaster in me decided to make into an audio report. It’s a pretty darn complicated issue that needs more than just a post to explain – so here is a 4:30 report with Dr. Gillespie. Listen To MP3 Tom Gillespie.

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Animal Health, Swine