Swine - Wednesday

Sponsored by Central Life Sciences
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

8:30-9:15 a.m.  Foreign Animal Disease Preparation for Swine Veterinarians and Their Producers - Dr. Chris Rademacher
The rapid dissemination of African Swine Fever in South East Asia and in Europe has caught the attention of the U.S. swine industry and has created momentum for contingency planning for swine producers and their veterinarians.  Areas of focus will be the state/federal response to a diagnosis of Foreign Animal Disease (ASF in particular) enhanced biosecurity, 72 hour national standstill, depopulation and disposal and lessons learned from the USDA Functional Exercises that producers and veterinarians can put into place in order to be prepared for a Foreign Animal Disease.

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. AgView - Dr. Maryn Ptaschinski

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.  Break – Visit the Exhibits
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. USDA African Swine Fever Exercises Update & Practical Applications - Dr. Patrick Webb
The pork industry has been working cooperatively with USDA and state animal health officials on a series of African swine fever exercises that occurred in 2018 and 2019. This talk will highlight the big ticket items from those exercises that need to be addressed and discuss strategies that can help improve response capacity.

10:45 - 11:25 a.m.  USDA-Permitting Swine Movements in a post-FAD USA - Dr. Jeff Kaisand

11:25 - Noon
Update: Sample Validation for FADs - Dr. Paul Sundberg
When African Swine Fever was first reported in China, August 3, 2018, the only sample type approved by USDA for use in detection, monitoring or surveillance in pigs was whole blood.  Since then, tonsil, spleen and lymph nodes have been added.  Under consideration is swine oral fluids.  This presentation will give an update on that project, and others, as an urgent need to be able to efficiently and effectively respond to ASF and other foreign, transboundary diseases.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. African Swine Fever:  Strain Differences & Virulence - Dr. Jim Roth
There are 24 different genotypes of ASF virus with a wide range of virulence. A highly virulent genotype II strain has emerged from Africa and spread in Eastern Europe and Asia. Evolution of this highly virulent ASFV strain has resulted in different ASF clinical forms ranging from acute to subclinical.

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Update on ASF Status & Industry Activities - Dr. Lisa Becton
Provide attendees an update on the status of African Swine Fever I& what the collective swine industry is doing to prepare in the event this disease reaches North America.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break – Visit the Exhibits
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. A Pilot Program for US Pork Industry Participants to Consider - Dr. Rodger Main
The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) has a long and proven history of success in providing a platform wherein industry stakeholders play a direct and on-going role in establishing poultry health standards, definitions, and policies across the US poultry and egg industries. The basic tenets and approach used by the NPIP could serve as a road map for pork producers and packers (slaughter facilities) interested in more directly and systematically addressing the major swine health issues of high consequence and better positioning the future of the US pork industry in the domestic and global marketplace. Evaluating this concept further through a pilot program that serves to address an emerging industry need among interested producers, packing facilities and states may be a good place to start.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Antibiotic Hot Topics in the Swine Industry - Dr. Heather Fowler
Join us as we cover the new, emerging, and persistent issues related to antibiotic use and resistance in the swine industry.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Establishing Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Herd Status Classification Criteria for Breeding Herds - Dr. Maria Clavijo
Standardized nomenclature and a simple classification system are fundamental for Mhp management and will enable more effective communications between key industry stakeholders, such as researchers, diagnosticians, packers, practitioners and producers. At the herd level, this classification can be used by swine systems to understand their health baseline status and set realistic goals for control or elimination. At the industry level, this classification could lead to the establishment and success of future Mhp regional elimination efforts. From a business perspective, contractual arrangements could include premiums for weaned pigs from Category II, III or IV breeding herds. Furthermore, sustained utilization of this classification by the industry will allow for the identification of areas of improvement and knowledge gaps that warrant novel research.
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Houseflies (Musca domestica): A Potential Vector in the Transmission of Viral Diseases to Pigs - Dr. Grant Allison
Insects have long been associated with the transmission of infectious disease in various species. Unlike many species, the role of the common housefly (Musca domestica) in the transmission of swine disease(s) is less well known.  The data presented will show the potential role houseflies play in the transmission of SVA and PRRS.  Results from a bioassay will illustrate their true potential, in this case the transmission of PEDV to pigs from exposure to houseflies.