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

Study of Antibiotic Use on Farms & Resistant Salmonella

Jamie Johansen

A team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Charleston VA Medical Center Research Service recently reviewed published literature for evidence of a relationship between antibiotic use in agricultural animals and drug-resistant foodborne Salmonella infections in humans, commonly known as salmonellosis. According to the 2013 CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report, two of the eighteen pathogens …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Research, Salmonella

USDA Releases First Report From 2015 Equine Study

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has released the first report from its 2015 equine study, Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States, 2015. The Equine 2015 study is the third national study of the U.S. equine industry from NAHMS. The equine studies were designed to further inform participants, industry, …

Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Research, usda

Examining Sustainability Factors in Chicken Production

Jamie Johansen

The results of a study released by the National Chicken Council (NCC) have detailed several environmental, economic and sustainability implications of raising slower growing chickens. The results reveal a sharp increase in chicken prices and the use of environmental resources – including water, air, fuel and land. “The NCC and its members remain committed to chicken welfare, continuous improvement and …

Ag Group, Chicken, National Chicken Council, Research, sustainability

Animal Health Community Redefines Antibiotic Use on Farm

Jamie Johansen

The FDA has announced the full implementation of new policies redefining how antibiotics are used to treat food-producing animals. As of January 1, antibiotics similar to those used in human medicine that are medically important will no longer be used to promote growth in animals. Antibiotics in farm animals will only be for the purpose of fighting disease under the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Livestock, Research, Veterinary

ISU & Aptimmune Join Forces On PRRSV Research

Lizzy Schultz

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is teaming up with Aptimmune Biologics Inc. to develop innovative solutions to fight costly viral swine diseases, including Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV). The agreement enables Iowa State to use Aptimmune’s patented ZMAC cell line to isolate PRRSV from diagnostic samples. The ZMAC cell line is derived from porcine alveolar macrophages, …

Agribusiness, Health, PRRS, Research, Swine, University

New Research to Increase Whole-Ham Sales Year-Round

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff recently funded a study to find and eliminate barriers that are stopping consumers from enjoying whole-ham yearlong, instead of simply for the holidays. “Holidays and ham go hand-in-hand for most consumers,” said National Pork Board President Jan Archer, Goldsboro, North Carolina. “And with new ham innovations, there are real opportunities to increase sales throughout the year.” Six …

Ag Group, Food, Holiday, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Research

Pork Board Statement on Antibiotic-Resistant Gene

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board reacted to the recent research paper from the Ohio State University research study detailing the researchers’ discovery of an antibiotic-resistant gene in one farrowing barn. They said an important takeaway from the study is that the U.S. pork supply is safe. The resistant gene identified in the study was not found in a market hog, and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Research