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Conference Program

All events are held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre™ unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, September 19

7:30am – 5:30pmRegistration & Internet Cafe - Ballroom Concourse
8:15am – 4:45pmFull Day Pre-Conference Session - limited enrollment
8:00am-noonHalf Day Pre-Conference Session - limited enrollment
1:00pm – 5:30pmHalf Day Pre-Conference Session - limited enrollment
5:30pm – 7:00pmHalf Day Pre-Conference Session - limited enrollment

Sunday, September 20

8:00am – 5:00pmRegistration & Internet Cafe - Ballroom Concourse
8:15am – 3:45pmFull Day Pre-Conference Session - limited enrollment
1:00pm – 4:00pmHalf Day Pre-Conference Session - limited enrollment
1:00pm – 5:00pmHalf Day Pre-Conference Session - limited enrollment
5:00pm – 7:00pmHarrisvaccines Opening Reception - Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront Hotel

Monday, September 21

6:30am – 7:45amBreakfast Conversation with Stephanie Rossow- limited enrollment
6:30am – 5:00pmRegistration & Internet Cafe - Ballroom Concourse
8:00am – 10:00amDr. Linda Saif and Dr. Carol Cardona
10:00am – 10:30amBreak
10:00am – 4:00pmFree Flu Vaccination Clinic - Ballroom Concourse
10:00am – 5:00pmTrade Show & Poster Session - Ballroom Concourse
10:30am – 12:00pmConcurrent Sessions
12:00pm – 1:30pmLunch
1:30pm – 3:00pmConcurrent Sessions
3:00pm – 3:30pmBreak
3:30pm – 5:00pmConcurrent Sessions
6:00pmZoetis Science in Practice Reception-Science Museum of Minnesota

Tuesday, September 22

7:30am – 11:30amRegistration & Internet Cafe - Ballroom Concourse
7:30am – 11:30amTrade Show & Poster Session - Ballroom Concourse
8:00am – 10:00amGlenn Stolt and Jeff Fusch
Paul Sundberg
Q & A
10:00am – 10:30amBreak
10:30am – 12:00pmConcurrent Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch & Distinguished Lecture: Representative Rod Hamilton - The Politics of Producing Food


Saturday Details

Registration & Internet Cafe

In collaboration with the University of Alberta

Overhauling Reproductive Management in a Commercial Setting

From Geeks to Geeks: Principles and Applications of Molecular Epidemiology

Epidemiology of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Swine


Sunday Details

8:00amRegistration & Internet Cafe

Carlos Pijoan SDEC Symposium-


Advanced Hedging Strategies for Today's Swine Industry

5:00pmHarrisvaccines Opening Reception & Poster Session-Crown Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront Hotel

 Monday Details

6:30am-7:45amRegistration & Internet CafeBreakfast Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Rossow
8:00am-10:00amPijoan Lecture: Dr. Linda Saif-Coronaviruses: Global Threats to Humans and Animals
Dr. Carol Cardona-A Review of the H5N2 Epidemic
10:00am-10:30amTrade Show & Poster SessionFree Flu Vaccination


Diagnostic Cases of Muscle Disease in Swine

Chair-Stephanie Rossow

Presenters-Rebecca Robbins, Matt Sturos, Stephanie Rossow, Stephanie Valberg

M. hyopneumoniae

Chair-Paul Yeske

Mark Schwartz, Luiza Roos, Doug Marthaler & Maria Pieters

 Growing Pig Research

Chair-John Patience

Presenters-Jon De Jong, Nestor Gutierrez, Fangzhou (Arkin) Wu, Kyle Coble

Feeding Enzymes to Enhance Growth

Chair-Andrea Hanson

Presenters-Pedro Uriolla, Young-Dal Jang, Dean Boyd

Antibiotic Use-Countdown to Guidance 213

Chair-Jennifer Koeman

Presenters-Liz Wagstrom, Laura Bruner, Pete Thomas, Peter Davies


 Vesicular Disease

Chair-Fabio Vannucci

Presenters-Terry Wilson, Daniel Linhares, Fabio Vannucci


Chair-Albert Rovira

Dyneah Classen, Hector Garcia, Luc Dufrense 

Sow Research

Chair-Mike Tokach

Presenters-David Rosero, Marcio Goncalves, Ping Ren, Jordan Gebhardt


Enhancing Energy Utilization and the Role of Fat

Chair-Andrea Hanson

Presenters-Dean Boyd, Jerry Shurson, John Patience

 Politics of Pork?

Chair-Pat McGonegle

Presenters-Jarrod Sutton, Neil Dierks, Gary Koch


Putting "Science into Practice"

Chair-Jeremy Pittman

Presenters-Jeremy Pittman, Matt Allerson, Lisa Tokach, Deb Murray

New Research on Influenza

Chair-Montse Torremorell

Presenters-Fabian Chamba, Andres Diaz, Carmen Alonso

Using Records for Benchmarking and Operations

Chair-Chris Hostetler

Presenters-Ken Stalder, Greg Bilbrey, Jim Moody

Survival of PEDv in Feed, Feed Ingredients & Interventions

Chair-Joe Connor

Presenters-Pedro Urriola, Scott Dee, Cassie Jones


Chair-Dave Baumert

Presenters-Jennifer Brown, Chris Rademacher, Tom Fangman 

6:00pmZoetis Science in Practice Reception-Science Museum of Minnesota

 Tuesday Details

 Registration & Internet CafeTrade Show & Poster Session

Glenn Stolt and Jeff Rusch, Christensen Farms-Evolution and Change - Preparing for Tomorrow
Paul Sundberg-SHIC and Where We Are At Today
Questions and Answers


PRRS 1-7-4

Chairs-Ian Levis & Matthew Turner

Presenters-Andres Perez, Carl Betlach, Daniel Linhares

Sow Lifetime Productivity

Chair-Noel Williams

Presenters-George Foxcroft, Jeff Vallet, Jenny Patterson


Feed Mill Biosecurity

Chair-Ronny Moser

Presenters-Jason Woodworth, Laura Greiner, Tim Snider

Hot Topics

Chair-Marie Culhane

Presenters- Under Development

12:00pm-1:00pmDistinguished Lecture - Representative Rod Hamilton - Politics of Producing Food


Monday, September 21-10:30am-12:00pm

Diagnostic Cases of Muscle Disease in Swine; Ballroom D
Rebecca Robbins: A case of ionophore toxicity in swine
Matt Sturos: Tremors, down pigs and muscle necrosis. An unusual clinical disease
Stephanie Rossow: Diagnostic Work-up & Differential Diagnoses
Stephanie Valberg: Genetic investigation of inherited disorders in large animals

M. hyopneumoniae - Glilts & BAH/Exposure Programs; Ballroom AB
Mark Schwartz: Cost of M. hyopneumoniae in Growing Pigs
Luiza Roos: M. hyopneumoniae control: investigating the gilt acclimation alternative
Doug Marthaler & Maria Pieters: Tools for molecular characterization of M. hyopneumoniae

Growing Pig Research - Outstanding student presentations from 2015 Midwest Animal Science Meeting; Room 6
Jon De Jong: Evaluating strategic pellet feeding regimens on finishing pig performance, stomach morphology, and carcass characteristics
Nestor Gutierrez: Effects of reduced oil distillers dried grains with solubles and soybean oil on dietary lysine, fat, and fiber digestibility in corn based diets fed to growing pigs
Fangzhou (Arkin) Wu: Evaluation of Equations to Predict Carcass Fat Iodine Value
Kyle Coble: The importance of implementing a by-product withdraw strategy prior to slaughter in finishing pigs: A review of strategies that mitigate the negative impact on carcass yield

Feeding Enzymes to Enhance Growth; Room 8
Pedro Urriola: Overview of Enzymes
Young-Dal Jang: Evaluating Nutrient Uplift when Feeding Xylanase
Dean Boyd: Improving Finish Pig Viability by using Xylanase

Antibiotic Use-Countdown to Guidance 213; Room 2
Liz Wagstrom: What Will it Mean to Producers
Laura Burner: What Will it Mean to Veterinarians in Consulting Role
Pete Thomas: What is Means to Veterinarians in Production Companies
Peter Davies: Managing Expectations

Monday, September 21 1:30pm-3:00pm

“Lessons learned” from investigation of vesicular diseases in swine; Ballroom D
Terry Wilson: Overview and global experience on vesicular diseases in swine
Daniel Linhares: Clinical Presentation and Epidemiological Distribution
Fabio Vannucci: Rapid response and diagnosis leading to potential viral etiology and associated syndromes

PEDv; Ballroom AB
Dyneah Classen: In-depth outbreak investigation
Hector Garcia: Review of new diagnostics or on behalf of Esteban Ramirez: "How to keep a region free of PEDV (Yucatan) in a PEDV-positive country (Mexico)"
Luc Dufrense: Recent Experiences on Control Methods for PEDv

Sow Research - Outstanding student presentations from 2015 Midwest Animal Science Meeting; Room 6
David Rosero: Essential Fatty Acid Nutrition and Seasonal Infertility
Marcio Goncalves: Effects of lysine and energy intake during late gestation on weight gain and reproductive performance of gilts and sows under commercial conditions
Ping Ren: Effects of different feeding level during three periods of gestation on sow and litter performance
Jordan Gebhardt: Effect of pre-farrowing vitamin injection on subsequent offspring

Enhancing Energy Utilization and the Role of Fat; Room 8
Dean Boyd: Financial Considerations in Setting Diet Energy Specifications
Jerry Shurson: Assessing lipid quality and effects on swine health and performance 
John Patience: Dietary Fat: It is much more than an Energy Source to the Pig

"Politics of Pork"; Room 2
Jarrod Sutton: Antibiotics in the Marketplace
Neil Dierks: Recent Developments in Trade
Gary Koch: Litigation and Regulation

Monday, September 21-3:30pm-5:00pm

Putting "Science into Practice"; Ballroom D
Jeremy Pittman: Misconceptions of Parasites in Modern Production
Matt Allerson: Cases Using my PhD in Practice
Lisa Tokach: Cases Showing "Value" of Board Certification
Deb Murray: Cases Using Value from EVP 

New Research on Influenza; Ballroom AB
Fabian Chamba: Incidence, prevalence, seasonality and control of influenza infections in breeding herds
Andres Diaz: Profiling of antibody responses within a population and correlates of transmission
Carmen Alonso: Airborne transmission of HPAI and lessons for pigs

Using Records for Benchmarking and Operations; Room 6
Ken Stalder: Review the Data
Greg Bilbrey: Data Integrity
Jim Moody: How the Data Can Be Used to Manage Production

Survival of PEDV in Feed, Feed Ingredients & Interventions; Room 8
Pedro Urriola: Survival and Mitigation Strategies of PEDv & Deltacorona Virus in Feed
Scott Dee: An evaluation of PEDV survival in feed ingredients
Cassie Jones: Feed Mitigation Strategies

Welfare; Room 2
Jennifer Brown: Group formation and mixing times for gestating sows
Chris Rademacher: Practical Experiences
Tom Fangman: Comparison of nursery pig behavior assessed using human observation
and digital-image evaluation methodologies

Tuesday, September 22-10:30am-12:00pm

PRRS 1-7-4; Ballroom AB
Andres Perez: Tempero-Spatial Sequence Analysis
Carl Betlach: Production Impact in Sow Herds
Daniel Linhares: Growing Pig Impact

Sow Lifetime Productivity; Room 6
George Foxcroft: Risk Factors for Sow Culling
Jeff Vallet: The Importance of Nutrition during Gilt Development
Jenny Patterson: The Impact of Litter of Origin on Lifetime Productivity

Feed Mill Biosecurity; Room 8
Jason Woodworth: What can we do in Feed Processing to Reduce Risk
Laura Greiner: Reducing Pathogen Transmission
Tim Snider: Auditing Feed Biosecurity and Implementing a Control Program

Hot Topics; Room 2
Under Development
Peter Davies: An update from the Food Safety Symposium
Amy Vincent: H5N1 Experimental Infections in Pigs
Chris Rademacher: Seneca Valley Virus - field experiences in Iowa
Burning questions from the audience 


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