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Conference Program

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

Saturday, September 13

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

Sunday, September 14

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 15

6:30am – 7:45amBreakfast Conversation with Joe Connor - limited space available
6:30am – 5:00pmRegistration & Internet Cafe - Ballroom Concourse
8:00am – 10:00amKeynote & Pijoan Lecture-Dr. Dick Hesse-Recent Emergence of Swine Coronaviruses in North America and Dr. Andres Perez - Spatial Epidemiology PED Virus
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 16

7:30am – 11:30amRegistration & Internet Cafe - Ballroom Concourse
7:30am – 11:30amTrade Show & Poster Session - Ballroom Concourse
8:00am – 10:00amKeynote-Be Prepared-Drs. Dan Rock, Mark Engle, Paul Sundberg and Liz Wagstrom
10:00am – 10:30amBreak
10:30am – 12:00pmConcurrent Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch & Distinguished Lecture-Feeding the World in the 21st Century: A Wide Boundary Perspective-Nate Hagens


Saturday Details

7:30amRegistration & Internet Cafe

In collaboration with the University of Alberta

Managing a Healthy & Robust Breeding Herd

Chair-Michael Dyck

Blaine Tully; Max Hawkins; Montse Torremorell, Jack Dekkers, Dan Ciobanu; and James Lehman


Techniques for Detection of Swine Disease Clusters in Time & Space

Chair-Andres Perez 

Presenters-Andres Perez, Julio Alvaraz, Javier Sarradell, Barbara Brito and Pablo Valdes 


Sunday Details

8:00amRegistration & Internet Cafe

Carlos Pijoan SDEC Symposium-Scientific Challenges and Approaches to Regional Disease Control 

Chair-Pedro Urriola

Presenters-Doug McDougald; Paul Yeske; Scott Dee; Sagar Goyal; Jason Woodworth; Peter Davies; Tim Snider; Henry Turlington; and Mike Tokach


Advanced Hedging Strategies for Today's Swine Industry

Chair and Presenter-Pat VonTersch

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

 Monday Details

6:30am-7:45amRegistration & Internet CafeBreakfast Conversation with Dr. Joe Connor
8:00am-10:00amPijoan Lecture: Dr. Dick Hesse-Recent Emergence of Swine Coronaviruses in North America and Dr. Andres Perez-Spatial Epidemiology of PED Virus
10:00am-10:30amTrade Show & Poster SessionFree Flu Vaccination


Diagnostic Cases

Chair & Presenters-Marie Culhane

PED Diagnostics and Immunity

Chair-Albert Rovira

Presenters-Doug Marthaler; Michael Murtaugh; Travis Clement; Aaron Singrey


Optimal Feeding Strategy and Monitoring Methods for Gestating Sows

Chair-Dean Boyd

Presenters-Dean Boyd; Mark Knauer; Matt Culbertson 

Antimicrobial Regulatory Changes

Chair-Deb Murray

Presenters-Mike Apley; Craig Lewis; Panel

Influenza and Public Health

Chair-Lisa Becton 

Presenters-Andrew Bowman; Montse Torremorell 


 New Research on Influenza

Chair-Montse Torremorell

Presenters-Matt Allerson; Andres Diaz; Montse Torremorell

PED Epidemiology

Chair-Lisa Becton

Dane Goede; Darwin Reicks; Brain McCluskey 

Sow Research

Chair-Mike Tokach

Hyatt Frobose; Jiyao Guo; Devi Pangeni


Can We Manage the Gut Biome?

Chair-Maria Pieters

Presenters-Maria Pieters; Tim Johnson; Tom Burkey 

What Do Consumers Look for When They Buy Pork?

Chair-Liz Wagstrom

Presenters-Brian Martin; Josh Trenary, Jarrod Sutton


Impact of the Immune Response in Swine Pathogen Interactions

Chair-Angela Pillatzki and Regg Neiger

Presenters-Joel Nerem; Angela Pillatzki; Regg Neiger; Chris Chase

PED Cases

Chair-Luc Dufresne

Presenters-Mike Eisenmenger; Ian Levis; Joe Connor

Growing Pig Research

Chair-Pedro Uriolla

Presenters-Fangzhou Wu, Yijie He; Kyle Coble; Erin Harris

Feeding Requirements in Pigs with Disease

Chair-Dean Boyd

Presenters-Dean Boyd; Richard Faris; Jeffrey Escobar 

Antimicrobial Resistance and Public Health

Chair-Craig Rowles

Presenters-Randy Singer; Peter Davies; Tim Snider

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

 Tuesday Details

7:30am-8:00amRegistration & Internet CafeTrade Show & Poster Session
8:00am-10:00amBe Prepared-Drs. Dan Rock, Mark Engle, Paul Sundberg and Liz Wagstrom

Biosecurity Strategies for Aerosols

Chair-Montse Torremorell

Presenters-Carmen Alonso; Montse Torremorell; Scott Dee; Darwin Reicks

M. hyopneumoniae

Chair-Maria Peters

Presenters-Bill Hollis; Laura Dalquist; Eduardo Fano

Reducing Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity

Chair-Chris Hostetler

Presenters-Lance Baumgard; Jason Ross; Tim Safranski

Hot Topics

Chair-Michael Murtaugh

Presenters-Juan Luis Ubeda; Eric Neumann; Julio Alvarez; Dane Goede

Animal Welfare

Chair-Sherrie Webb

Presenters-Annette O'Connor; Angela Green; Sherrie Webb

12:00pm-1:00pmDistinguished Lecture: Feeding the World in the 21st Century- A Wide Boundary Perspective-Nate Hagens


Monday, September 15-10:30am-12:00pm

Diagnostic Cases
Marie Culhane: Nectoric Tracheitis in Finisher Pigs; Swine Dysentrery in Finisher Pigs; Allergic Hypersensitiviy in Replacement Gilts; Overwhelming Septicemia in Neonatal Pigs 

PED Diagnostics and Immunity
Doug Marthaler: Understand the molecular evolution of PEDV
Michael Murtaugh: PEDV Antibodies and Immune Response
Travis Clement and Aaron Singrey: Serological Assays for PEDV and PDCoV Antibody Detection

Optimal Feeding Strategy and Monitoring Methods for Gestating Sows 
Dean Boyd: Introduction to Sow Longevity
Mark Knauer: Evaluating Body Condition & Reproductive Performance
Matt Culbertson: Feeding Sows for Maximum Lifetime Production

Antimicrobial Regulatory Changes
Mike Apley:AMDUCA and New Regulations
Craig Lewis: FDA’s Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy: The Role of Vets and Producers
Deb Murray, Adam Schelkopf, Doug Groth & Mark Schwartz: Panel Discussion Preparing for and Experiencing an FDA Investigation

Influenza and Public Health
Andrew Bowman: Research Update: Influenza A Virus Transmission at Agricultural Fairs
Montse Torremorell: Flu at the Live Animal Markets

Monday, September 15 1:30pm-3:00pm

New Research on Influenza
Matt Allerson: Vaccination Strategies and Risk Factors Associated with Influenza in Piglets at Weaning
Andres Diaz: Co-circulation of Influenza A Viruses in Swine Populations
Montse Torremorell: Dynamics of Influenza Aerosols in Acutely Infected Pigs

PED Epidemiology
Dane Goede: PED Incidence, Time to Stability & Production Impact
Darwin Reicks: PED Shedding and Contamination Potential from Infected Boars
Brian McCluskey: Results of AASV/USDA Rapid Response Team Investigations of Swine Enteric Coronavirus positive Herds

Sow Research-Outstanding Student Presentations from 2014 Midwest Animal Science Meeting
Hyatt Frobose: Stimulation of Estrus and Ovulation in Lactating Sows
Hyatt Frobose: The Effects of an Altered Suckling Method on Piglet Performance during Late Lactation and the Nursery Period
Jiyao Guo: Effect of nursing intensity on sow performance and nursing behavior during a subsequent lactation
Devi Pangeni: Phase Feeding of Sows during Gestation and Lactation

Can We Manage the Gut Biome?
Maria Pieters: Introduction
Tim Johnson: Modulating the Animal Gut Microbiome with Direct-Fed Microbials: Friend or Foe?
Tom Burkey: Host-Microbe Interactions: Effects on nutrition and physiology

What Do Consumers Look for When They Buy Pork
Brian Martin: Agritourism- A Great Opportunity to Share a Positive Farming Message with the Public
Josh Trenary: Consumer Perceptions of Livestock Production
Jarrod Sutton: TBA

Monday, September 15-3:30pm-5:00pm

Impact of the Immune Response in Swine Pathogen Interactions
Joel Nerem:  The Clinician's Perspective
Regg Neiger & Angela Pillatzki: Impact of the Immune Response in Swine Pathogen Interaction: The Diagnostician's Perspective
Chris Chase: Infectious Disease, Inflammation and the Cytokine Storm

PED Cases
Mike Eisenmenger: PED: New Sow Farm Breaks and Impact on Nursery Finish
Ian Levis: PED – Gilt Acclimation and the Epidemiology of Rebreaks
Joe Connor: PEDv Production Mortality by Strain and Protocols for TTN

Growing Pig Research-Outstanding Student Presentations from 2014 Midwest Animal Science Meeting
Fangzhou Wu: Validation of ME prediction equations and the impact of feeding diets containing corn distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) with variable oil content on growth performance of growing-finishing pigs
Yijie He: Identifying Characteristics of Slow-Growing Pigs from Birth to 9 Weeks of Age and Growth Performance Responses to Feeder Space Post-Weaning
Kyle Coble: Effects of Dietary Byproduct Feeding Withdrawal prior to Market on Finishing Pig Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Carcass Fat Quality, Intestinal Weights, and Economics
Erin Harris: Feeding Strategies for Dried Distillers Grain with Solubles with Immunologically Castrated Pigs-Considerations for Producers and Packers

Feeding Requirements in Pigs with Disease
Dean Boyd: Introduction
Richard Faris: Functional Nutrients and Immune Modulation
Jeffrey Escobar: Does Immune Activation Alter Growth Potential and Nutrient Digestibility?

Antimicrobial Resistance and Public Health
Randy Singer: Antimicrobials and the Environment
Peter Davies: MRSA in the Swine Industry - Recent Developments
Tim Snider: Prevalence and Molecular Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in Food and Companion Animals, Retail Meats, and Humans in Minnesota

Tuesday, September 16-10:30am-12:00pm

Biosecurity Strategies for Aerosols
Carmen Alonso: Effect of the Electrostatic Particle Ionization (EPI) Technology on Decreasing PRRS, PED and Influenza Viruses in Aerosols
Montse Torremorell: Standards for Filter Testing and Testing Used Filters for PRRS Virus
Scott Dee: Effect of Air Filtration on PED Virus Prevention
Darwin Reicks: Filtration: 10 years and 100 Farms Later...What have we learned?

M. hyopneumoniae
Bill Hollis:M. hyopneumoniae
Laura Dalquist: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Acclimation: Overcoming Challenges in the Field
Eduardo Fano:  Evaluating the Dynamics of M. hyopneumoniae in Gilt Acclimation – The Start of the Infection Chain

Reducing the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity
Lance Baumgard: Overview of the Issue
Jason Ross: Understanding the Biology of Seasonal Infertility
Tim Safranski: Impact of In Utero Heat Stress on Subsequent Growth, Composition and Reproduction

Hot Topics
Juan Luis Ubeda: Implications for Reproductive Performance
Eric Neumann: An Epidemiological Investigatio of Porcine-Origin Feed Ingredients and the Occurence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea on Midwestern United States Pork Farms 
Julio Alverez: Impact of PED in Growing Pigs
Dane Goede: Does Previous Infection with Indel Cross Protect Against Prototype?

Animal Welfare
Annette O'Connor: A Review of Approaches to Pain Management in Piglets
Angela Green: Pig Transport Environment During Extreme Outdoor Temperatures
Sherrie Webb: Establishing a Common Industry Audit

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