Research Studies How Pigs React to Infection

Joanna Schroeder

How do pigs respond to infection? This is the passion of Dr. Mike Murtaugh, Ph.D from the University of Minnesota. His passion was rewarded when he received funding through the Respiratory Disease Research Board with support from BIVI of $35,000 for his project, “Pen-Side Respiratory Pathogen Identification. The honor was bestowed during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians conference in …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Swine

2016 Looks Bright for AASV

Joanna Schroeder

The future looks bright for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) whose conference this year saw record attendance and is expected to keep on growing. As the event came to an end, Chuck Zimmerman had a few minutes with Past President Dr. Ron Broderson, DVM and current President Dr. George Charbonneau, DVM, who also served as the Program Chair …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Swine

BIVI Research Focuses on Evolution of PCV2

Joanna Schroeder

Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) continues to evolve and was a hot topic during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) that took place in New Orleans. There were several presentations on the virus and one was delivered by Dr. Brian Payne that focused on his PCV2 cross-production research. This is an important topic to producers, said Payne, because Boehringer …

AASV, Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

PRRS Update at #AASV2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Reid Philips is in an expert on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) who shared his knowledge in a presentation during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians conference in New Orleans. Phillips is a swine veterinarian in the Swine Health Division of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) who serves as the Technical Manager for the PRRS virus. One of BIVI’s …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary

BIVI Awards at #AASV2016

Cindy Zimmerman

At the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Reid Phillips, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, presented several awards. The Respiratory Disease Research Board, with support from BIVI, selected three research proposals to fund as part of its 2016 Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease program. These research proposals are funded at $35,000 each. The Research Award recipients are selected from a board …

AASV, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, Veterinary

Issues Facing Swine Producers in 2016

Chuck Zimmerman

I met Neil Dierks, CEO, National Pork Producers Council, in New Orleans and got to talk with him about issues facing swine producers this year. A big one has to do with food security. He says, “The world is shrinking. Globalization is real which means pathogens can cross borders very rapidly which can raise questions on health in the herds.” …

AASV, Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NPPC, Pork, Swine

Swine Vets Learn from Other Animal Ag Vets

Cindy Zimmerman

Prior to the start of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in New Orleans, a group of swine vets heard from their counterparts in cattle, poultry and aquaculture during a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) seminar. Dr. Nels Lindberg of Kansas belongs to a team of veterinarians known as Production Animal Consultation. For him, the most important controllable factor for …

AASV, Animal Health, Aquaculture, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eggs, Livestock, Poultry, Swine

BIVI Starts Healthy at #AASV2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) got the 2016 American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting off to a healthy start Friday with a twist on their traditional pre-AASV Swine Health Seminar, hearing from vets in other animal agriculture fields. “It was a very unique program, different than what we’ve had in the past,” said Dr. Nathan Schaefer, BIVI Professional Service Veterinarian. …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary

Combating Emerging PRRS Strains

Jamie Johansen

Researchers are constantly learning more about the the evolution of PRRS. During the recent Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) PRRS session at the North American PRRS Symposium, Dr. Mike Murtaugh, University of Minnesota, shared characterizations of new emerging strains of the PRRS virus. “We found from looking at a large amount of data from farms and systems sequencing viruses and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

BIVI Panel Shares PRRS Control Info

Jamie Johansen

The principles of PRRS control are practiced throughout high-volume swine areas. During Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.’s (BIVI) session at the recent North American PRRS Symposium, Area Regional Control (ARC) coordinators took the stage to share how they apply the tools and their approach to coordinated disease control. Dr. Erin Lowe, BIVI, is no stranger to utilizing ARC and crunching the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine