The ZMAC Difference in Aptimmune’s Barricade

Jamie Johansen

The ZMAC cell line is one piece to the Barricade puzzle. Recently launched by Aptimmune, Barricade is the latest vaccine formulation technology. Aptimmune’s Dr. Gabriela Calzada-Nova, specializes in viral immunology and takes us through the ZMAC difference when it comes to the fight against PRRS in swine houses across the country. “ZMAC cells are wonderful sub-strates that allow PRRS virus …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Vaccine

Mucosal Immunity from Aptimmune – Filling A Gap

Jamie Johansen

Filling a market void is what Aptimmune Biologics has done with their launch of Barricade. Since 1996 when the first PRRS hit the market there have been great successes. However, the disease continues to evolve and vaccine solutions have not kept up with the challenges the virus has brought to us. Dr. Bob Nordgren, Aix Bio Consulting, said in the …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Vaccine

Aptimmune’s Barricade, A Vaccine Formulation Tech for Pigs

Jamie Johansen

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Launched as an autogenous product, the intranasal mucosal inactivated vaccine for PRRS, brings together the best concepts …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Technology, Vaccine

Apply for BIVI Swine Research Awards

Jamie Johansen

The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has opened the call for entries for the 2017 research proposals. Research proposals may be related to: Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a Research …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary

Past, Future Focus of AASV & the Swine Industry

Joanna Schroeder

As the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference came to a close, 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 for this year’s annual meeting. One success story – attendance was at a record high and they expect even more …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Murtaugh's Research Shows How Pigs Respond to Infection

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Mike Murtaugh, Ph.D from the University of Minnesota, was awarded 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 New Orleans. Also during the conference, Murtaugh gave a presentation based on his award-winning research. Chuck …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Dr. Reid Phillips Shares PRRS Knowledge

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Reid Philips is in an expert in all things PRRS and 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). More specifically he is the Technical Manager for the PRRS virus. One of BIVI’s key products …

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

BIVI Abreast of PCV2 Changes

Joanna Schroeder

Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) was one of the topics discussed during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) that took place in New Orleans. Dr. Brian Payne gave a presentation about his PCV2 cross-production research. This is an important topic to producers, said Payne, because BIVI has been hearing a lot in the industry that there have been changes …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Alltech Focuses on Getting Pigs Off to Good Start

Jamie Johansen

During the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference in New Orleans, U.S. Swine Business Leader for Alltech, Russell Gilliam, spoke with Chuck about their products for the swine industry. Getting pigs off to a good start while keeping in mind stresses in weaning is the main priority for the Alltech swine team. Gilliam said, “We work with customers to …

AASV, Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Nutrition, Swine

BIVI Presents Awards at AASV

Chuck 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, Agribusiness, Boehringer Ingelheim