Advanced Animal Diagnostics Expands Team

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Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) adds Rick Rectenwald to its team as manufacturing operations/customer service manager and Darlene Duarte as sales representative for California and Arizona. Rectenwald will help AAD maintain the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction as the company delivers diagnostic solutions to livestock producers across North America. Drawing on deep operations experience, he will administer systems to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement

Pork Board Provides Update on PEDv

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During the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting, Taylor spoke with Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health, Information & Research for the National Pork Board, about PEDv and it’s impact on the U.S. swine industry. They also discuss the research currently being conducting to combat this epidemic. “It’s been a very challenging few months. PEDv was first …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NAFB, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

BRI Celebrates 15 Years in Animal Nutrition

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2014 marks 15 years in business for BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a global biotechnology company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of high-performance enzyme feed additives for animal nutrition. The company attributes its continued success to the growing demand for its market-leading protease enzyme (Versazyme®), the launch of a new enzyme feed additive (XylamaxTM) and expansion into new markets. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Feed, Nutrition

Swine BioPortal Provides Flexibility to Data Evaluation

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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, PRRS, Swine

Gathering Data & Using It

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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, PRRS, Swine

Closing the PRRS Knowledge Gap

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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, PRRS, Swine

System Based PRRS Control

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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, PRRS, Research, Swine

Historical Comparison of PRV & PRRS at BIVI Seminar

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The North American PRRS Symposium took place in Chicago over the weekend. Boehringer Ingelheim’s sponsored PRRS session was centered around coordinating efforts for area disease control. The 20th anniversary of global PRRS solutions brought together the leading researchers and veterinarians to drive the discussion on the next steps to tackling the long-standing virus. One of the keynote speakers was Dr. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Disease, PRRS, Swine

DHA for Animals, Producers & Consumers

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Nikki Putnam is a registered dietitian nutritionist for Alltech and focuses her efforts on algae. She talked about the future of farming algae to increase DHA Omega-3 fatty acids in our diets with Chuck at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. “We are specifically using algae to enrich animal diets, not only to create a healthier animal …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Audio, NAFB, Nutrition

BIVI Combines 2 Vaccines for Swine Respiratory Diseases

John Davis

Producers and veterinarians wanting to protect their swine herds against a couple of the most important respiratory diseases in pigs will soon be able to do so with a smaller package. Starting this January, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), maker of the single-injection FLEXcombo® vaccine against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, will offer it in a 50-dose …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Disease, Swine