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CVM - leman china - speakers - Jean Christopher Hennings
Jane Christopher-Hennings
South Dakota State University,USA
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Dr. Christopher-Hennings is the Head and Director of the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department (VBSD)/Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL). Her expertise is in the diagnosis and pathogenesis of viral diseases of swine. Her research at SDSU started in 1990 where she worked on the initial characterization of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus, performed C-sections for obtaining gnotobiotic pigs to confirm Koch’s postulates in identifying the cause of the disease and developed one of the first PCR based tests that was used in describing the pathogenesis and identification of PRRSV in boars and semen. Her current research involves the development of new diagnostic tests and evaluating the detection, epidemiology, pathogenesis and control of PRRSV, Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), influenza and other viral diseases of swine. She received her BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a DVM from the University of Minnesota. She was in private veterinary practice for 6 years and conducted research studies during a post-doctoral position at SDSU.

克里斯托弗 – 汉宁斯博士是南达科塔州立大学兽医和生物医学科学系/动物疾病研究系主任和诊断实验室主任。她的专长是猪的病毒性疾病的诊断和发病机制。她在南达科塔州立大学的研究始于1990年,包括最初对猪繁殖与呼吸综合征病毒的特性研究,通过剖腹产获得无菌猪,来确认柯赫关于病因鉴定的假设, 开发了第一个基于PCR的检测方法, 用于公猪和精液中蓝耳病发病机理的描述和蓝耳病毒的鉴定。 她目前的研究涉及到的新的诊断方法的开发和评估,流行病学,发病机制及猪繁殖与呼吸综合征病毒 ,猪流行性腹泻病毒,流感和其它猪病毒性疾病的控制。她从威斯康星-麦迪逊大学获得了学士和硕士学位,在明尼苏达大学或得了兽医学博士学位。她曾从业私人兽医6年,在南达科塔州立大学博士后期间开展研究工作。

CVM - leman china - Joe Connor
Joe Connor
Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd., USA




Dr. Connor obtained his D.V.M. and completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois. Dr. Connor focuses on disease management and elimination. He is the President of Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. (CVS). Dr. Connor received the Master’s Award from The National Hog Farmer in 2009, the Leman Science in Practice Award in 2004, and American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Swine Practitioner of the Year Award in 1995. In 1992, he was Howard Dunne Memorial Lecturer. In 2008, he was presented the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Illinois and was awarded with the “First” Honorary Member of the Japanese Association of Swine Veterinarians (JASV) in 2008.


CVM - leman china - speakers - Liu Zhengfei


Zhengfei Liu
Huazhong Agricultural University





Dr. Liu is a professor at the Huazhong Agricultural University and researcher in the State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, mainly engaged in teaching, research, and technology development in virology and zoonotic disease. He received his Ph.D. in molecular breeding for disease resistance at the Huazhong Agricultural University in 2002. He did postdoctoral training in College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University from October 2004 to April 2007. Dr. Liu's research interests are: neurotropic and incubate infection of animal α herpes virus (swine pseudorabies virus and bovine rhinotracheitis virus) and intracellular parasitism of Brucella. His interests in the swine pseudorabies virus include: (1) host cell interactions; (2) non-coding genes and their functions; (3) new vaccines and diagnostic methods. Dr. Liu successfully developed two genetically engineered vaccines, receiving two safety certificates for transgenic vaccine, one certificate for new veterinary medicine registration, and three patents. He has published more than thirty research papers in the Journal of Virology and other national and international magazines. He received the First Prize of Hubei Province Science and Technology Progress Award. At present, he leads one project funded by the National Science Foundation and one funded by National 973 Program.

刘正飞博士现为华中农业大学的一名教授和农业微生物学国家重点实验室固定研究人员,主要从事病毒学和人畜共患病的教学、科研与科技开发工作。2002年6月获华中农业大学兽医分子抗病育种博士学位,2004年10月至2007年4月在美国堪萨斯州立大学兽医学院做博士后。刘博士的主要研究方向为动物α疱疹病毒(猪伪狂犬病毒和牛传染性鼻气管炎病毒)的嗜神经性和潜伏感染性,及布鲁氏菌的细胞内寄生机制。对猪伪狂犬病毒的兴趣包括:(1)伪狂犬病毒与宿主细胞相互作用;(2)伪狂犬病毒的非编码基因及其功能;(3)新型疫苗和诊断方法研究。他成功研制了两种基因工程疫苗,获得了两个转基因安全证书、一个新兽药注册证书、三个发明专利;刘博士在Journal of Virology等国内外杂志发表论文三十余篇,获湖北省科技进步一等奖。目前主持国家自然科学基金项目一项,参与国家973课题一项。


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Bob Morrison
University of Minnesota,USA



Dr.Bob Morrison is a Veterinary Professor in the University of Minnesota Swine Group. He is an avid teacher, and conducts applied research and service to the swine industry. One of his responsibilities is program chair for the annual Leman Swine Conference. He is also the host of a popular educational audio series called "At the Meeting". Bob is involved in a family owned swine farm with 3,000 sows in western Minnesota. He consults with small regional swine farms and large integrated systems in the United States and around the world. This broad experience in conjunction with his business training gives him the ability to combine applied science with the business aspects of pork production.

莫瑞森博士是明尼苏达大学养猪小组的兽医教授。他热心教学,并从事养猪行业的应用研究和服务。他的职责之一是作为一年一度的里曼养猪大会的项目主席。他还是知名网络教育系统“ At the meeting” 的主持人。鲍勃还参与一个位于明尼苏达西部,有3000头母猪的自家拥有猪场的管理。他为美国及世界范围小型和大型猪场提供咨询。鲍勃既有养猪方面的经验,又有商业教育背景,集养猪生产应用科学和商业管理于一身。


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Michael P Murtaugh
University of Minnesota, USA


Dr. Murtaugh is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. His research goal is to understand pig immune responses to infection; how immune responses are produced, mechanisms of protection, impact of variation in host and pathogen on efficacy of herd protection with a focus on important swine pathogens, especially PRRSV, PCV2 and PEDV. He was the director of the PRRS Coordinated Agricultural Project, the first USDA program project, from 2004 to 2008 and has lectured extensively on PRRS immunology, vaccinology, and diagnostics throughout the world. Recently his lab has initiated a similar program to elucidate the immunological interaction of swine with porcine circoviruses, and has contributed to annotation of immune response genes in the porcine genome. Dr. Murtaugh’s many contributions have been recognized through the CVM Pfizer Award for Research Excellence (four times) and the University of Minnesota Inventor Recognition Award in 2005, a University Innovations Award in 2011, and the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Pijoan Lectureship in 2008. He received Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award, 2012, American Association of Immunologists and American Association of Veterinary Immunologists.

莫特夫博士是兽医和生物医学科学系的教授和研究生院主任,他的研究方向是猪对感染的免疫反应,免疫反应如何产生,保护机制,宿主和病原的变异对猪群保护作用的影响,主要专注PRRSV,PCV2和PEDV的研究。他曾是猪蓝耳病协调农业项目2004-2008项目主任,此项目是美国农业部首个蓝耳病项目。他应邀在世界各地讲授猪蓝耳病的免疫,疫苗和诊断。最近,他的实验室启动了一个类似研究计划,以阐明猪对圆环病毒的免疫反应,并对猪基因组内的免疫反应基因的标注做了贡献。莫特夫博士的许多贡献获得认可,他获得了学院辉瑞奖(4次),于2005年获得了明尼苏达大学发明家荣誉奖, 于2011年获得大学创新奖,于2008年成为李曼养猪大会PiJoan奖获奖人,于2012年获得了美国免疫学家协会和美国兽医免疫学家学会的杰出兽医免疫学家奖。


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  Maria Pieters
University of Minnesota,USA




  Dr. Maria Pieters is a faculty member with the Swine Group at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Minnesota. She is an investigator with strong background on Mycoplasma research. Her investigation has been focused on swine Mycoplasmas, with special emphasis on M. hyopneumoniae diagnostics, immunology, epidemiology and control. She received her DVM degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and her PhD from the University of Minnesota. During her PhD research Dr. Pieters showed that M. hyopneumoniae infections are prolonged in infected animals and that infected animals can be carriers for up to 214 days after infection, information that has been instrumental to develop effective mycoplasma elimination protocols. During her post-doctoral experience at the University of Illinois she studied the effect of gut microbiota on Mycoplasma infection in pigs. More recently, Dr. Pieters has led efforts in the Mycoplasma Research Laboratory of the University of Minnesota (http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vpm/faculty/mariapieters/Mycoplasma-Research-Laboratory/index.htm), where she is dedicated to diagnostics, epidemiology and control of animal Mycoplasmas, especially in swine.

玛丽亚•皮特斯博士是明尼苏达大学兽医学院养猪研究小组成员。她从事支原体方面的研究。 研究内容集中在猪支原体,特别着重猪肺炎支原体诊断,免疫学,流行病学和控制。皮特斯博士在委内瑞拉中央大学获得DVM学位;在明尼苏达大学获得博士学位。在她的博士研究证明猪肺炎支原体在感染动物中长期存在, 感染后可携带病原长达214天, 研究结果对开发有效的支原体清除方法很有帮助。在她的伊利诺伊大学博士后研究中,她研究了肠道菌群对猪支原体感染影响。最近,皮特斯博士牵头美国明尼苏达大学的支原体实验室开展研究,致力于动物特别是猪的支原体的诊断,流行病学和控制。 

 CVM - leman china - Tim Snider



Tim Snider
University of Minnesota, USA




Dr. Snider is an Instructor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving his DVM from the University of Guelph in 1992, Dr. Snider entered swine veterinary practice in western Canada where he developed his expertise in swine health and production with a focus on breeding stock health assurance. In 2013, Dr. Snider received a Master of Public Health and completed a residency in Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Animal Health and Food Safety. In 2012, he was honored to have received the American Association of Swine Veterinarian’s prestigious Alex Hogg Scholarship. His studies offered an opportunity to focus on food system issues such as food borne disease, traceability, and foreign animal disease preparedness and response. In his position at the University of Minnesota, Dr Snider is currently focusing on risk analysis efforts related to the swine feed supply chain as well as DVM and post-DVM training courses. He maintains a close connection to clinical practice by continuing to serve as a staff veterinarian on the health assurance team for the Topigs Norsvin breeding stock company in the USA.

斯奈德博士是明尼苏达大学兽医学院兽医群体医学系讲师。他1992年从圭尔夫大学获得DVM学位,之后在加拿大西部从事猪兽医实践,积累猪的健康和生产的专业知识,重点研究种畜健康保证。2013年,斯奈德博士获得公共卫生硕士学位,并在明尼苏达州大学动物健康和食品安全中心做兽医公共卫生与预防医学实习医。 2012年,他荣幸地收到了美国猪兽医协会亚历克斯霍格奖学金。他的研究重点在食品系统,如食源性疾病,可追踪性,以及外来动物疾病的防范和应对。在明尼苏达大学任职期间,斯奈德博士目前专注于猪饲料的供应链风险分析以及DVM和DVM后期培训工作。他仍然与临床实践保持紧密联系, 包括做为托佩克Norsvin种畜公司健康保障团队的兽医。

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Mark Schwartz
Schwartz Farms Inc,Minnesota, USA




Mark Schwartz is Director of Production Systems with Schwartz Farms in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Schwartz Farms is a family owned pork and grain production company with over 200 employees and 125 independent contractors in the Midwest of the United States. Mr. Schwartz's responsibilities in his role include health maintenance and enhancement, biosecurity systems development and monitoring, employee and management training and education, genetic program management, breeding herd filtration and operational management of the 32,000 sows at eight breeding farms, as well as health monitoring with the weaning through finishing department and veterinary staff.Prior to joining Schwartz Farms, Mr. Schwartz was with Swift Independent Packing Company procurement division and farmers Commodity Corporation as a risk management analyst. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics and Animal Science from the University of Minnesota.

马克·施瓦茨 是位于美国明尼苏达州斯里皮埃的施瓦茨农场的生产系统总监,施瓦茨农场是一个生猪和谷物生产的家族企业,在美国中西部的有200多名员工和125个独立承包商。施瓦茨先生的职责包括保证和提高健康,生物安全系统的开发和监控,员工和管理层培训和教育,品种管理,八个繁育场32,000头母猪种猪群的过滤和运营,以及与断奶到育肥部门和兽医一同对健康的监控。在加入施瓦茨农场之前,施瓦茨先生曾是斯威夫特独立分装公司采购部门和农用品公司的风险管理分析师。他曾就读于明尼苏达大学农业经济和动物科学专业获得学士学位。  


CVM - leman china - speakers - Bob T
Bob Thaler
South Dakota State University,USA




Dr. Bob Thaler currently serves as Professor and Extension Swine Specialist at South Dakota State University. He joined the faculty at SDSU in 1988 after completing his PhD at Kansas State University in Swine Nutrition. Areas of research interest include alternate feedstuffs for swine, nutritional & structural strategies to reduce odor, and applied technologies to improve producer profitability. Some of the committees that Thaler serves on include the Executive Committee of the National Swine Nutrition Guide, the National Pork Board’s Producer Education Executive Committee, and the American Society of Animal Science’s national Extension Committee. Past positions held at SDSU include Animal Science Department Head, Program Leader - Ag & Natural Resources, and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. Thaler has made over 30 consulting trips to China since 1993, and has also consulted extensively in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.



CVM - Leman China - speaker - Zhenfang Wu
Zhenfang Wu
Guangdong Wen's Food Inc.






Prof. Wu is the director of the Research Center for Engineering and Technology of the National Swine Breeding Program, chief scientist for pig production system in Guangdong province, president of the Research Institute of Wen’s Food Group, and general manager of Wen’s Breeding Division. He serves as the doctoral advisor at the South China Agricultural University and distinguished professor in Guangdong Zhujiang Scholar Program. Prof. Wu’s research interests include molecular genetics and pig breeding. He led developing the "Huanong Wen’s No. 1 Pig Breeding System " and commercializing large-scale pig production using four-way cross breeding system in China. In recent years, he made good progress in molecular breeding, somatic cell cloning, and transgenic pigs. He has led over 15 major projects funded by the International Foundation for Science (IFS), National Science Foundation for China, and major transgenic projects in "863" program. He received 9 rewards including Outstanding and Top Winner for Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award, and First Prize for the Guangdong Provincial Agricultural Technology Extension.


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