Pig Farmer of the Year Award

Jamie Johansen

Outstanding pork producers have one thing in common: they cultivate customer trust every step of the way. The Pork Checkoff’s new America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program will honor the U.S. pork producer who best excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and wants to share this with consumers. “The public is the main audience, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Award, Pork, Swine

Vet Training, Education & Leadership

Jamie Johansen

A look into veterinary training, education and leadership development was another topic discussed at the recent Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting, headlined that conversation as he shared insights into making the animal health profession stronger for the future. “I really need to credit my co-authors on this, Dr. Aldridge and Dr. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Doing What is Right for the Pig

Jamie Johansen

Animal welfare continues to be at the forefront of discussion throughout the swine community. And Dr. Angela Baysinger’s talk at Boehringer Ingleheim’s Swine Health Seminar hit on just that. Pig welfare and doing what is right for the pig centered discussion on crates and pain mitigation in castration and tail docking. I had a chance to speak with Dr. Baysinger …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

BIVI Launches Site for PED Management

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc is proud to announce their launch of SOURCE, a management protocol for vets and producers that will serve as an information resource in their fight against and prevention of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. The site is live and can be found at www.PEDreSOURCE.com. According to Greg Cline, DVM, technical manager for enteric disease products …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Swine BioPortal Provides Flexibility to Data Evaluation

Jamie Johansen

The collection of data is important when it comes to monitoring the PRRS virus. But what do you do with all those numbers once you have them? Dr. Enrique Mondaca, Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), hit on that during BIVI’s session at the North American PRRS Symposium last week in Chicago. The Swine BioPortal is an answer to how veterinarians and producers …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Gathering Data & Using It

Jamie Johansen

There are different tools producers and technicians can take advantage of when coordinating disease control. Dr. Erin Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), talked about a couple of these during the North American PRRS Symposium at BIVI’s breakout session. “One of our big data gap problems is we have a lot of data on the farm, but we don’t translate it very …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Follow Your Management Rules to Tackle PRRS

Jamie Johansen

With over 20 years of research into PRRS, Dr. PH Rathjen with Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), is no stranger to the virus. As one of the speakers at the BIVI sponsored session at the North American PRRS Symposium he shared his experiences dealing with PRRS from his home in Denmark and how utilizing both Area Regional Control (ARC) and vaccines can …

Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Closing the PRRS Knowledge Gap

Jamie Johansen

The amount of research being done with PRRS is great, however the knowledge gap is large. Dr. Andres Perez, professor at the University of Minnesota, talked about PRRS research with goals to close some of our knowledge gaps and summarized results of and future plans for research on PRRS incidence, molecular epidemiology and modeling. All this took place during Boehringer …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

System Based PRRS Control

Jamie Johansen

As veterinarians and researchers gathered for the 20th North American PRRS Symposium they heard from many speakers who shared insights into the virus. One was Dr. John Kolb who is a professional services veterinarian working in the key account section of Boehringer Ingelheim. He talked about the application of a system-based PRRS control methodology which provides a systematic approach for …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine