A World of First’s in PRRSV Research

Jamie Johansen

The world’s only provider of mucosal PRRSV and flu vaccines, Aptimmue, officially launched during the 2017 World Pork Expo. The vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE proprietary technologies and takes advantage of high-titer PRRSV antigen produced on ZMAC, the world’s only commercially available porcine based alveolar macrophage cell line. During the launch, I sat down with Dr. Jianqiang Zhang, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Livestock, Pork, Swine, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

Novus Unveils Project Horizon at #WPX16

Lizzy Schultz

As part of their ongoing commitment to bringing customers innovative solutions to the challenges facing the industry, Novus International used the 2016 World Pork Expo as an opportunity to debut Project Horizon, which aims to help producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. “We’ve had in-house expertise in terms of gut health and nutrition throughout the 25 years that …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Company Announcement, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

Vets Turn Focus on Soil Health

Lizzy Schultz

Several international experts in animal health and nutrition were present at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where their expert testimony on the solutions to the wide array of challenges facing animal production could be heard by a global audience. Prof. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and expert in Veterinary Toxicology who works with the European Food Safety Authority …

Ag Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Audio, International, Soil, Veterinary

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

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

Cal-Davis Tops in Ag, Veterinary Sciences

John Davis

The University of California, Davis, is rated as the top school in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry as well as veterinary sciences. This news release from the university says the information comes from the QS World University Rankings and is the third consecutive year that UC Davis has been ranked first in ag and forestry. …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Forestry, Research, University, Veterinary

Utilizing Vaccinations for PRRS Virus

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim provided the opportunity for the big questions to be asked about the PRRS virus during their recent PRRS Seminar in Chicago. Swine Vet Center’s, Dr. Tim Loula, shared his insight into effective PRRS protocols and how to better utilize ARC programs. Dr. Loula said that the current vaccination for PRRS could be better, but right now it’s all …

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

New Addition to Novus Enzyme Solutions Portfolio

Talia Goes

Novus International, Inc. and Verenium Corporation announced the name of their new phytase enzyme product, CIBENZA PHYTAVERSE. This new innovative phytase is specifically designed to unlock more of the hidden nutritional value in phytate for improved animal growth and well-being. The two companies, which entered into a strategic partnership in 2011, designed CIBENZA PHYTAVERSE to have specific performance characteristics that …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Novus International, Veterinary

BIVI Panel: Observe, Be Patient & Help Others

John Davis

All this week we’ve been hearing from some of the presenters at the annual Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI) Swine Health Seminar for swine vets held in San Diego. A panel session that featured Dr. Darin Madson from Iowa State University; Dr. Jim Lowe, a private livestock veterinary consultant in Illinois; Dr. Edgar Diaz, associate director of swine for BIVI; and Dr. …

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