Vet Training, Education & Leadership

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A look into veterinary training, education and leadership development was another topic discussed at the recent Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting, headlined that conversation as he shared insights into making the animal health profession stronger for the future. “I really need to credit my co-authors on this, Dr. Aldridge and Dr. …

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

Doing What is Right for the Pig

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Animal welfare continues to be at the forefront of discussion throughout the swine community. And Dr. Angela Baysinger’s talk at Boehringer Ingleheim’s Swine Health Seminar hit on just that. Pig welfare and doing what is right for the pig centered discussion on crates and pain mitigation in castration and tail docking. I had a chance to speak with Dr. Baysinger …

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

BIVI Launches Site for PED Management

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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc is proud to announce their launch of SOURCE, a management protocol for vets and producers that will serve as an information resource in their fight against and prevention of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. The site is live and can be found at According to Greg Cline, DVM, technical manager for enteric disease products …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

PED Update at BIVI Swine Health Seminar

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One of the hottest topics in the swine industry continues to be the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus. So, naturally it was the center of Dr. Joe Connor’s presentation during Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) annual Swine Health Seminar. Dr. Connor serves as President of Carthage Vet Services and focused on what we’ve done correctly, what we’ve done wrong and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Shape the Discussions & Frame the Questions

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On the eve of the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. hosted their 2015 Swine Health Seminar. The one-day event was packed with information for veterinarians and producers. First to take the stage was Dr. Peter Kristensen, Director PIC Europe at Genus. He shared insights into Europe and North America’s regulatory and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Miller’s Ag Bag Silage Bagger

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If you haven’t heard of the Ag Bag, now is the time to learn. While at the National Farm Machinery Show, Chuck spoke with Stashia Bittner with Miller who owns Ag Bag, to learn more about the equipment and what they can offer farmers across the country. “Ag Bag machines are used to bag silage. The concept started in 1970 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Hay, New Holland, Silage

Animal Pathogen Detection at QIAGEN

Jamie Johansen

QIAGEN’s Farm to Fork event at the recent International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) brought attendees together to learn more about novel molecular tools for animal pathogen and food quality testing in labs. Dr. Carsten Schroeder, QIAGEN’s Director of Market Development Veterinary Applications, was there and explained a little more about QIAGEN’s plans for global expansion. “QIAGEN is well-known across …

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, food safety, IPPE

Cattle Producers Learn More about USFRA

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) had a booth at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention’s big trade show in San Antonio last week where CEO Randy Krotz was able to meet with producers and tell them about what the alliance has been doing to help increase communications with consumers. “The Beef Checkoff is a major funder of USFRA,” said …

Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB, USFRA

Roka BioScience Salmonella Testing

Jamie Johansen

Salmonella threshold testing was the hot topic in the Roka BioScience booth at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). I stopped by to talk with Ted Andrew, Director of Marketing and Product Development about their new approach to bacteria detection and other new opportunities they are offering the industry. “It’s a different way to look at pathogen testing. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biotech, IPPE, Poultry, Research