BIVI Talks Swine Health at #NAFB15

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Boehringer Ingelheim, Disease, NAFB, Swine

nafb-15-259-editedDr. Eduardo Fano the Technical Manager Americas for Swine Marketing at Boehringer Ingelheim recently attended the National Association of Farm Broadcasters and made time to talk with Jamie Johansen. With a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Fano’s work has focused on respiratory deceases in hogs.

When asked about the greatest challenge facing pork production Dr. Fano stated Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex PRDC and suggested three areas of focus when it comes to combated it.

“When we’re talking about prevention we need three steps. Number one is biosecurity. Security is going to be very important when we talk about prevention. So keep those procedures in place and keep going with biosecurity. Number two is going to be monitoring. You need to be sure you are not getting a new agent, for example, a new pathogen. Number three is going to be intervention tools.”

Dr. Fano also gave some suggestions for vaccines offered by Boehringer Ingelheim, which you can hear about in this interview.Interview with Dr. Fano, Boehringer Ingelheim

View and download photos from the event here: NAFB Convention Photo Album