Best of Leman 2017 series #9: P. Davies – Emerging Issues in Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Use in Food Animals

We launched a new series on the blog in October. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the 2017 Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

Our 9th presentation is by Dr. Peter Davies regarding Emerging Issues in Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Use in Food Animals.

The 2018 Leman Swine Conference is in a few weeks, register now!

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What is new for the 2018 Leman Swine Conference?

Registration for the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is open!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the beautiful St. Paul, right by the Mississippi river for another exceptional science-driven program. We keep innovating to bring you even more quality content and we are proud to present these new initiatives.

Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison

Morrison Lecture

For the first time, the Morrison lecture will become a prominent feature of the Leman Program. This keynote lecture in honor of Dr. Morrison is given to individuals that do work that matters to the swine industry. The inaugural Morrison Lecture will be presented by Dr. Brad Freking of New Fashion Pork, and a graduate of our DVM program.

Morrison Swine Innovator Prize

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We also wanted to recognize Bob’s dedication to DVM education and innovation. For the second year, swine focused DVM students from across the country have been invited to presenting on Sunday afternoon on practice-ready tips and problem solving skills. This year, the presentations will be formally judged and the student giving the most outstanding presentation will be awarded the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize.

Morrison Fellowship

A further part of the Morrison Legacy Fund initiative is the Morrison Fellowship. This fellowship will be awarded annually to a graduate student who is dedicated to research in swine health and production. Dr. Alyssa Betlach is the first recipient of the Morrison fellowship, and we look forward to her contributions in the area of Mycoplasma control to improve herd productivity.

Keynotes lectures

Pijoan Lecture

This year Pijoan Lecture will be given by Dr. Mike Murtaugh in the topic of PRRS after 30 years of having affected the swine industry and how such devastating disease has become a model for advancing progress in the swine industry.

The Pijoan Lecture is named in honor of Dr. Carlos Pijoan for his work in the area of swine respiratory disease and the influence of swine production systems on the dynamics of microorganisms such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, Haemophilus parasuis, Streptococcus suis, and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.

Distinguished Lecture

This year Distinguished Lecture will be given by Alida Sorenson and Dr. Scott Dee and will cover the important topic of food and feed transboundary biosecurity.

Science in Practice

The 2018 Leman Science in Practice Award recipient is Dr. Rebecca Robbins. Dr. Rebecca Robbins is the senior production veterinarian for Seaboard Foods.  Based in Guymon, Okla., she and her veterinary team are responsible for the health and well-being of 280,000 Seaboard Foods sows farrow-to-finish located in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Rebecca serves on Seaboard Foods’ research and development team, which coordinates an average of 45 studies per year.

Dr. Robbins is chairing a session on the problems and solutions for integrated pork production on Monday afternoon. Experts will share their perspectives on what it means to be a veterinarians in a system and how to approach feeding and disease challenges.

Beer and Bacon Conversations

sizzling-2650322_1920We are excited to try a new format for our Conversation Series. Instead of trying to coax people out of bed first thing Monday morning, we now will tempt you to join in a Beer and Bacon Conversation session on Sunday afternoon. Our first conversation in the new format will be with Dr. Mathew Turner who will discuss with Dr. Marie Culhane his views on pigs, the industry, and life as a swine veterinarian. Who can resist beer and bacon?

You don’t want to miss it! Register today!

Best of Leman 2017 series #8: B. Thompson – 25 years of experience in sow health and longevity

We launched a new series on the blog in October. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the 2017 Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

Our 8th presentation is by Dr. Bob Thompson, the 2017 recipient of the Science in Practice award, regarding 25 years of experience in sow health and longevity.

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Best of Leman 2017 series #7: P. Yeske – Assessment of the likelihood of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae lateral transmission

We launched a new series on the blog in October. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the 2017 Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

Our seventh presentation is by Dr. Paul Yeske from Swine Vet Center regarding the likelihood of lateral transmission of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.

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Best of Leman 2017 series #6: A. Arruda – New insights into PRRS seasonality across US regions

We launched a new series on the blog in October. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the 2017 Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

Our sixth presentation is by Dr. Andreia Arruda from the Ohio State University sharing the work she did in collaboration with Dr. Morrison regarding PRRS seasonality as well as the environmental factors that are protective against a PRRS outbreak.

For more information regarding PRRS summer outbreaks, you may take a look at this report by Dr. Sanhueza from the MSHMP team.

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Best of Leman 2017 series #5: J. Pittman – We’ve posted a lot of sows.

We launched a new series on the blog in October. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the 2017 Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

The fifth presentation we are sharing is from Dr. Jeremy Pittman from Smithfield’s, NC. In the context of increased sow mortality, Dr. Pittman spent a lot of time investigating the root causes of this change and he shares his experience in this talk.

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Best of Leman 2017 series #4: P. Thomas – Antibiotic Injection of Piglets

We launched a new series on the blog in October. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the 2017 Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.

Our fourth presentation is by Dr. Pete Thomas from Iowa Select Farms on antibiotic injection of piglets, how it needs both veterinary oversight and justification of use but also how we need to re-evaluate its necessity regularly.

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