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  1. 1. Allen D. Leman Swine Conference September 19 - 22, 2009 RiverCentre, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  2. 2. Table of Contents Conference at a Glance Saturday, September 19 Sponsors ......................................Inside Front Cover RiverCentre Conference dedication........................................... 4 • Optimizing Sow Breeding Management and Litter Out- comes • Analyzing Production/Financial Data Science in Practice Award ..................................... 4 • Necropsy Workshop - University of Minnesota • Progress in Regional Control of PRRS Keynote addresses................................................. 5 • Decoding Diagnostic Data 2009 Sponsors Sunday, September 20 General and concurrent sessions ...................... 6-7 RiverCentre AASV Pre-conference sessions ..................................8-11 • Carlos Pijoan International Symposium: New Approaches to Herd Diagnostics AgStar Financial Services • KSU - U of M Nutrition Session: Abstract/poster session ...................................... 12 • Managing Change Alpharma Animal Health • Swine Feed Cost • Solutions to Old Problems Bayer Animal Health Speaker listing...................................................... 13 • Hedging and Risk Management • i-Production Boehringer-Ingleheim Vetmedica Registration .......................................................... 14 Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel Elanco Animal Health • Poster session opens Location/hotel .............................Inside Back Cover • Opening reception sponsored by Alpharma Animal Health and Bayer Animal Health IDEXX Host city information ...................Inside Back Cover Monday, September 21 Invervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health RiverCentre Trade show ..................................Inside Back Cover National Pork Board • A Breakfast Conversation with Wayne Freese • Advanced Knowledge, Essential Knowledge, Welfare and Novartis Animal Health Production sessions • Case Studies Pfizer Animal Health • Keynotes - Raoul Baxter and Tom Stein PIC Science Museum of Minnesota PigCHAMP • Pfizer reception honoring the Science in Practice Award recipient, Laura Batista PRRS CAPS2 Tuesday, September 22 Additional sponsorships are welcome. Please contact Get some exercise...... RiverCentre Sunday Fun Run along the river - check at the • Keynotes - Kristien Van Reeth and Peter Davies registration desk for details • Trade show continues Please check the web site for conference updates and further information: • Concurrent sessions continue
  3. 3. 4 5 Allen D. Leman Swine in Sonora, Mexico. Keynote Speakers Conference Laura is also president of the Mexican Association of Swine Practitioners, an association that in 1999 recognized her as the Grand Ballroom, RiverCentre Veterinarian of the Year due to her leadership and contributions Raoul Baxter In 1974, Dr. Leman, a new University to the Mexican swine industry. Several other Mexican regional of Minnesota Extension veterinarian, associations have also awarded her honorary memberships. Raoul Baxter, president of World Food and Agriculture Business Development, is a 30-year veteran of the meat and Dr. Jim Hanson, director of the industry whose global career has included tours at Sara Lee Meat Group, John Morrell and Smithfield Foods. As College of Veterinary Medicine’s con- president of Smithfield International, Baxter grew the company’s foreign pork brands in Asia. At John tinuing education program, initiated Morrell, Baxter helped launch their first brand-identified fresh meat program. Baxter started Sara Lee’s first this conference to present new infor- Pfizer Reception Honoring Laura Batista, American branded pork program and instituted some of the company’s first modern grade and yield programs. mation and discuss issues important to Baxter worked with Temple Grandin to implement new humane handling systems in the pork industry in the mid the swine industry. Al understood how the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice 1980s. Baxter has a juris doctorate degree from the Chase College of Law, a master of arts degree in equine a university could influence practitin- Award Recipient nutrition from the University of Kentucky and bachelor of arts degrees in history and biology from Centre College ers and empower them to be leaders in Monday, September 21, 6 p.m. of Kentucky. the swine industry. Pfizer Animal Health, once again, is delighted to sponsor the This conference began in a small lecture hall on the St. Paul Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award reception. Enjoy a campus and evolved into the multi-session international meeting relaxing evening of socializing with fellow attendees, as well as it is today. congratulating this year’s worthy recipient: Laura Batista. The Thomas E. Stein reception starts at 6 p.m. Monday, September 21, and promises Throughout his professional career, Al Leman worked to define to be a great evening. The event is held at the Science Museum Thomas E. Stein is renowned as one of the nation’s leading authorities on the pork industry and pork-related the link between swine disease and swine production. His un- of Minnesota directly across from the RiverCentre conference technologies. He has served as the chief rxecutive officer and a director of MetaFarms since its inception. Dr. Stein wavering dedication to the education of practicing veterinarians center. is a veterinarian and management consultant with extensive industry experience in pork production and pork was manifested, at least in part, through his leadership of this processing. He has worked with livestock production companies throughout the world in a variety of capacities. A conference. Swine Certificate Program at the native of Illinois, Dr. Stein earned his undergraduate degree in animal science from Purdue University and received his DVM degree from the University of Illinois. He went on to earn a master’s degree in veterinary medicine at Dr. Leman left the University of Minnesota in 1986. After his University of Minnesota the University of Minnesota, studying under Dr. Al Leman. For his Ph.D. project, Dr. Stein designed and helped death in 1992, the conference was renamed in his honor. The develop the PigCHAMP record-keeping system, now a worldwide industry standard. Swine Group faculty continues to provide the leadership in In order to provide the veterinary profession with veterinarians developing this program and remains committed to Al’s vision of who have an expertise in swine medicine and to meet the emerg- excellence. ing needs of the swine industry, a new certificate program has been developed by the University of Minnesota. This program will be offered not only to our current DVM students but also Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award to students at other accredited colleges of veterinary medicine Kristien Van Reeth Honoring Laura Batista within the United States and to international students who have a Kristien Van Reeth, a leading academic authority on diseases of swine and the zoonotic risks of both avian and DVM or equivalent degree. swine influenza, is on the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University in Belgium, in the Department of Laura Batista graduated from the Facultad de Virology, Parasitology, Immunology. She has been an active researcher for 15 years in the fields of porcine and Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia (FMVZ) The recipients in 2009 are: avian influenza and has influenced virology studies and consequently, policy, around the world. She is currently on de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de the board of the European Society for Veterinary Virology, as well as a member of the International Pig Veterinary Mexico (UNAM) in 1984. Her career, which Dr. Matt Allerson - Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Society for to date has spanned more than 25 years, Dr. Jason Anderson - Harmony Veterinary Clinic, Harmony, Microbiology. She holds an editorial board position for the journal Veterinary Research. Van Reeth holds a D.V.M. specializes in diseases and health manage- Minnesota and Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium. ment of swine with special interest in porcine Dr. Seth Baker - Ph.D. canndidate, University of Minnesota reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV). Dr. Carissa Schlosser - Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, Pipestone, Her experience is primarily in disease prevention, diagnosis and Minnesota record analysis to optimize swine herd productivity in Mexico, Latin America, Canada, United States and Europe. She has writ- ten several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and articles The recipients in the past were: in magazines related to the swine industry. Laura has presented Peter Davies at hundreds of meetings, conferences and symposia around the 2005 - Dr. Darin Madson world. In 2003, she completed a degree from the University 2006 - Dr. Jared Hanson, Dr. Deb Murray, Peter Davies is professor of swine health and production at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary of Minnesota under the direction of the late Carlos Pijoan, and Dr. MacDonald Farnham Medicine and past Allen D. Leman endowed chair (2003 – 2009). His previous appointments in swine health at Scoot Dee. She has also completed considerable specialist train- 2007 - Dr. Laura Bruner, Dr. Beth Thompson, Dr. Han Jin Kim North Carolina State University (1994-1999) and as MAF professor of veterinary public health and food safety at ing in swine medicine and diplomas in business and personnel Massey University, New Zealand (1999-2003), were preceded by several years in veterinary practice in Australia, 2008 - Dr. Laura Schultz New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and four years in government veterinary service in Australia. He received his management. Currently she divides her time between the Centre de Développement du Porc du Québec Inc (CDPQ) in Canada, veterinary degree from Melbourne University, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. Peter’s where she is director of research and development for swine professional experience includes research in zoonotic disease and food safety, disease surveillance, and societal issues related to food animal production. His involvement in disease surveillance systems dates back to the 1980’s health, and Batista & Asociados, a one-woman practice offering with the PigMON slaughter surveillance system in Australia. From 2000-2007, he served as a member of the integral consulting to the swine industry around the world. Lau- International Scientific Committee for the International Center for Research in Veterinary Epidemiology in ra’s main areas of focus are swine farm and regional biosecurity, Denmark. He is the primary author of the Disease Surveillance chapter in the Ninth edition of Diseases of Swine, and PRRSV regional control. Her latest research involves testing and while serving as Leman Chair has worked on developing tools for real-time, Web-based disease surveillance for the U.S. swine of air filtration as an option to control regional dissemination of industry. PRRSV. Since March 2009 she has been director of the producer organized program for regional disease control of swine diseases
  4. 4. 6 7 Monday, September 21 Keynote Addresses Peter Davies - moderator 8:00 The Pig Industry Amidst the Economic Meltdown, Raoul Baxter 9:00 Hanson Lecture: Pork Production Information Systems and Data Analysis - Back to the Future, Tom Stein 10:00 Science in Practice Award Presentation to Laura Batista Advanced Knowledge Essential Knowledge Welfare Production 10:00: Break sponsored by AgStar Financial Services 10:00: Break sponsored by AgStar Financial Services Tackling Disease Complexes Pharmacology Measurement: The Public versus the Pig Breeding Herd 11:00 Neonatal diarrhea 11:00 What is the right drug? 11:00 What people want 11:00 Group versus individual housing - Bill Hollis - John Waddell - Charlie Arnot - Joe Connor 11:30 Post-weaning diarrhea 11:30 Getting the dose right (obstacles to achieving therapeutic success) 11:35 What do we measure 11:30 Lameness impacts reproduction - Mike Eisenmenger - Mike Strobel - Siobhan Mullan - Mark Wilson 12:00 Respiratory disease 12:00 Practical medication tips 12:00 Discussion 12:00 Culling decisions - Brad Thacker - Keith Kinsley - John Deen 12:30: Lunch sponosred by Elanco 12:30: Lunch sponosred by Elanco PCV2 Bacterial Diseases Looking Forward Grow Finish 1:30 PCV2 comparisons in herds with PRRS coinfections 1:30 Review of Mycoplasma hyorhinis 1:30 What governments want 1:30 Single versus commingled flows - Kelly Greiner - Albert Rovira - Jen Greiner - Dave Wade 1:50 Field and research experiences with PCV2 vaccination 2:00 Mycoplasma hyorhinis - field experiences in diagnosis and 2:05 What do we say 2:00 The most common ventilation mistakes I come across as a - Paul Yeske control - Tom Burkgren consultant 2:10 PCV2 field trials - Brad Leuwerke 2:40 Discussion - Mike Brumm - Joel Nerem 2:30 Control of lleitis 2:30 Rearing entire boars 2:30 PCV2 in sow herds - Chris Rademacher - Mick Hazzledine - Jim Lowe 3:00: Break sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica 3:00: Break sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Influenza Diagnostic Cases Euthanasia Ethanol and DDGS 3:30 SIV elimination We are asking you to suggest case topics for presentation and discussion during 3:30 Small pigs - Morgan Morrow 3:30 Outlook for the ethanol industry - Montse Torremorell this interactive breakout session. - Harold Tilstra 4:00 Creating SIV negative herds 4:00 Large pigs Send topics, possible case presentations, and ideas to Dr. Albert Rovira - Jeff Hill 4:00 What we know about feeding DDGS to swine - Bob Thompson ( by September. - Gerry Shurson 4:30 Comparison of intra-dermal versus intra-muscular vaccination 4:30 New tools - Deb Murray 4:30 Antibiotic residues in DDGS for influenza in pigs Please indicate if you have a specific case you are interested in present- - Marc von Keitz - Tony Nikkel ing. Our diagnosticians will review the case ideas, select the topics to be addressed (based on Chicago election rules), and lead a discussion on approaches for diagnostic evaluations on those topics. Tuesday, September 22 Keynote Addresses Tom Molitor - moderator 8:00 Pijoan Lecture: Flu - Recent Developments, Kristien Van Reeth 9:00 New Approaches for Swine Disease Surveillance, Peter Davies, University of Minnesota 9:45 Introduction of Montse Torremorell, Leman Chair PRRS - Air Filtration Influenza A/H1N1 2009 Hot - Button Issues Looking Forward 10:30 An update of research and field experiences - Scott Dee and Satoshi Otake 10:30 Origin 10:30 New nutrition guidelines Air filtration is rapidly proving itself to be an effective means to reduce the - Marie Gramer - Mark Whitney risk of the airborne spread of swine pathogens such as PRRS virus, swine 11:00 Impact influenza virus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. This session will provide 11:00 Carbon footprint the latest information on PRRS virus aerobiology as well as data from ongoing - Peter Davies and Montse Torremorell - Allan Stokes air filtration studies from the SDEC and the field. Specific topics include long 11:30 Implications 11:30 Methane emissions distance spread of PRRS virus, the efficacy of alternative filters for reducing - Jim Lowe - Bob Morrison the risk of PRRS virus and swine influenza virus and preliminary data from the application of air filtration to large sow herds in swine dense regions in conjunction with the evaluation of external risk factors for virus introduction. 12:15 to 1 Closing session: There will be a 15-minute break between the end of the previous sessions and beginning of the summary session. You will be able to pick up a lunch and find a seat in the room. Recent Science in Practice recipients Laura Batista, Rodger Main and Jim Lowe, will each give a 10-15 minute synopsis, “My three take-home messages.”
  5. 5. 8 9 Pre-Conference Sessions Part 3: Progress in piloting regional control of PRRS KSU/U of M Nutrition Session: Focus on Feed Efficiency Sunday, September 20, 2009 – 1:00 to 5:00 pm 2.15: Minnesota - Bob Morrison 4 CE credits; Registration fee $95 2.30: Illinois - Dyneah Augsburger Saturday Sessions 2.45: Sonora, Mexico - Laura Batista Theme: managing changing swine feed costs: global perspec- 3.00: Michigan - Barb Straw/Jim Kober tive with practical case studies With the wide changes in feed Optimizing Sow Breeding Management and Litter Outcomes Necropsy Workshop ingredients over the last several years, swine nutritionists and September 19, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 CE, $140 - Kurt Rossow and Marie Gramer 3.20: Discussion – all presenters veterinarians have been challenged to reexamine and fine-tune Lunch included Saturday, September 19, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.3 CE 4.00: Close nutritional strategies. Our goal is to provide a perspective on Sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health credits, Registration fee $95 (translated to Spanish) these changes and present some of the real-world outcomes that Decoding Diagnostic Data have resulted from these challenges. Limited to 36 Saturday, September 19, 1:00 - 5:00 pm The drive to use genetic selection programs to improve sow pro- University of Minnesota Format: Two lead presentations from different perspectives, case 4 CE credits; Registration fee $95 ductivity by maximizing numbers born has led to new concerns presentation, and a wrap-up session with panel discussion and Limited to 30 participants, RiverCentre about litter quality and the production potential of pigs born. MVDL diagnosticians will demonstrate and lead discussions on audience participation - Jerry Torrison, Mary Thurn, Albert Rovira Increasing between-litter variation in average pig birth weight in necropsy methods and tissue sampling and submission protocols mature sows is evident, associated with an increasing proportion on three different topics: 1) lameness and neurologic cases; 2) Lead presentations: nutritional strategies used to manage swine Got data - now what? Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Labora- of lightweight pigs entering the nursery and grow-finish stages acute death and septicemia cases and, 3) enteric cases. Partici- feed cost changes tory personnel will lead a hands-on computer workshop using of production. The origin of this variation will be described. pants will be divided into three groups and rotate through each Microsoft Excel 2007 templates to package diagnostic data 1:00: European Perspective: Selection, management and nutritional strategies that can affect presentation. The presentations will be in Spanish for one of the into practice-enhancing medical information. Tools offered will litter quality will be discussed. The opportunity to use advanced groups (please indicate your preference for Spanish at registra- include templates for graphical display of results for reports, Mick Hazzledine AI technologies to significantly increase the impact of the best tion). Resource materials for use in the clinic will be provided. pivot table applications and analysis of historical data for trend sire-line genetics in the pork industry, and to use segregated Mick Hazzledine is currently director of pig nutrition services identificaiton. Participants should be proficinet with Excel 2007 at Premier Nutrition in the UK. Premier Nutrition provides production systems to address existing variability in growth • Busses will depart from the RiverCentre at 8:30 a.m. and at least familiar with pivot tables. Participants need to bring nutritional services focused on ingredient nutritional profiles, potential will be considered. laptop computers with Excel 2007. Participants are also encour- best cost feed formulation, and micro ingredient procurement. Progress in Regional Control of PRRS aged to share any killer apps they might have related to diagnos- Premier Nutrition operates in Great Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Continuing the series of collaborative reproduction workshops, Bob Morrison and Peter Davies tic data. Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Baltic States, Russia, Ukraine and George Foxcroft (leader of the swine reproduction-development Saturday, September 19, 9:50 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Poland. His early career was in research, where he ran a large pig program, University of Alberta) will again facilitate a workshop 5 CE credits; Registration fee $95 and poultry research farm. Mick has held a number of technical, directed at consultant veterinarians, breeding stock suppliers, Lunch included sponsored by PRRS CAP2 Sunday Sessions marketing and management positions with Dalgety and PIC, for and breeding herd managers that will set the benchmarks for Carlos Pijoan International Symposium: New Approaches to whom he worked for 25 years. Mick joined a private company, optimized breeding herd management. The ongoing challenge of controlling PRRS in hog-dense areas Premier Nutrition in 2001, with the mandate to “build a pig Herd Diagnostics has brought considerable innovation in approaches for dealing nutrition business.” He is also a founder of Nutrition Partners in Sunday, September 20 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Airdrie, Alberta which provides nutritional services across the The 2009 reproduction workshop includes information on breed- with PRRS at a regional level. The first part of this program ing management strategies and optimized production practices 6 CE credits; Registration fee $165 prairie provinces of Canada. Recent research interests include the reviews current knowledge of PRRS transmission and herd di- presented by leading researchers and practitioners from the feeding value of wheat DDGS, reducing skatole by nutritional agnostics, including outcomes from intensive sampling projects. means and updating and extending his company’s proprietary North American swine industry. Management strategies to pro- This year’s Carlos Pijoan International Symposium on Disease The second part illustrates new tools for herd risk assessment Eradication will address innovative ideas for disease surveil- ingredient database. Additional interests include “anything else duce high - quality litters that offer opportunities for profitability and Web-based surveillance developed to support regional that he can do to make his clients more profitable”! lance. Several new alternative techniques for sampling and di- in the global food-animal industry will be the specific focus of projects. The third part conveys recent experiences from regional agnostic testing have been recently introduced. This year’s sym- this year’s workshop. PRRS control projects underway in North America, with a dis- posium will address the science behind these techniques, how 1:45: North American perspective: cussion of overall progress and future directions and challenges. they can be utilized in disease surveillance, and ultimately, how Analyzing Production/Financial Data can we use this new knowledge to control and eradicate disease. Wayne Cast Saturday, September 19, 2009; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 9.50: Welcome and Introduction You are invited to hear from the experts who have developed and - Bob Morrison and Bob Rowland validated these techniques and obtain useful information that can Wayne is currently director of nutritional services for Produc- 5 CE credits, Registration fee $195 be readily applied in your practice.” tion Input Solutions. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees from Lunch and software included. Limited to 25 the University of Nebraska focusing on swine nutrition. He has - Al Theede Part 1: Managing transmission and measuring circulation 8:30: “Innovations in Veterinary Medicine & Diagnostics: A worked in the swine and feed industry for the past 30 years, both in regional control of PRRS (brief) History and Future Possibilities” domestically and internationally. Mr. Cast spent over 20 years Attendees of this workshop practice using a set of spreadsheet - Jane Christopher-Hennings in the feed industry developing cost effective feeding programs 10.00: An update on SDEC PRRSV aerobiology and air filtration 9:15: Oral fluid testing - Science-base applications for his customers, acting as technical support to sales staff in tools to analyze production and financial data and apply these research efforts - Scott Dee - Jeff Zimmerman the field and training and developing people. For the past 11 spreadsheets to actual farm cases. Scenarios discuss detailed years, he has been the director of nutrition for Premium Standard 10.30: Regional monitoring of PRRS: fundamentals of 10:00: Role of alternative diagnostic techniques on SIV surveil calculation of a herd’s cost of production, analysis and compari- lance - Marie Gramer Farms, a Missouri-based swine producer that produces over 4 herd testing - Cesar Corzo son of the financial impacts of various production and treatment 10:45: Break million pigs per year. In addition to his nutritionist responsibili- 11.00: Regional evaluation of virus behavior: What are we protocols, proforma financial statements for a sow unit startup, 11:15: Field experiences with oral fluid-based suveillance ties, Wayne was responsible for three feed mills producing over missing? - Dale Polson herd depopulation and re-startup financial statements, and week- - Paul Yeske 800,000 tons of feed annually. Mr. Cast is widely recognized for 11:30: Immunological basis of regional control his practical approach to developing swine nutrition programs. ly cash-flow requirements in a grow-finish unit. Registrants are 12:00: Lunch Break - Mike Murtaugh encouraged to bring questions, problems and production/finan- 1:00: Field experiences with FTA card testing 12.00: Lunch - Montse Torremorell cial data to the workshop. Participants receive working models 2:30: Break of all relevant spreadsheets, which can be used for real-life case 1:45: Methods of air sampling - Steve Pohl Part 2: Tools to support regional control of PRRS 2:30: PRRSv detection trade-offs - are more samples and studies and analytic challenges, both at the workshop and with future clients. Imperial and metric measurement versions will be bigger pools better? - Dale Polson 1.00: Herd risk assessment (PADRAP) 3:15: Roundtable discussion distributed. - Derald Holtkamp 1.30: Mapping in regional projects: some of the options • Laptop with Excel required - Peter Davies 2.00: Break
  6. 6. 10 11 2:45: Nutrition related case studies Hedging and Risk Management past year. In this pre-conference training session on i-Production, Monday Sessions Sunday, September 20, 2009 we plan on providing a robust introduction and overview of the Interrelationship between iron injection, vitamin E and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. software as well as diving into especially relevant details that A Breakfast Conversation with Wayne Freese selenium, and genetic line 3 CE credits; Registration fee $95 veterinarians can adopt and use immediately to add value in their September 21, 6:30 am, River Centre - Chris Rademacher - Brian Buhr consulting practices. This session will feature designers, devel- 1.5 CE credits, Registration fee $35 opers, and power users of i-Production speaking on the follow- - Hosted by Bill Christianson Dr Rademacher is the Director of Veterinary for New Fashion ing topics: Pork. New Fashion Pork is a leading, low-cost pork producer In the past couple years, the pork industry has faced unprece- in the United States with operations in Minnesota, Indiana, dented volatility in both feed input and market hog prices. Given Dr. Wayne Freese is co-founder and CEO/ the general economic uncertainty and pressures on demand< it 1. Overview of i-Production, concentrating on user interface Chairman of the Prairie Holdings Group of Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Chris is noted for and reports for each of the main applications: Sow Manager, his thorough diagnostic approach when tackling pig health and is likely this volatility will continue in the coming years. This Agricultural businesses. Included in the workshop focuses on price risk management strategies on both Finishing Manager, and Sales Manager. group of animal health industry companies, production issues. 2. Understanding the significance of Report Manager, a new sides of the ledger-feed and hogs. Special emphasis is given are Newport Laboratories, Vet Med Center, to the feed input side of the equation, but also includes market application for creating customized reports and sets of re- ProPig, and the Ideas IT group. Dr. Freese A Review of Mulberry Heart Pathology Independent of ports linked to automated e-mail delivery system. Vitamin E and Selenium Status hogs. Leading firms with on-the-ground experience will provide received his Bachelor of Science in Animal insights on risk management strategies during great uncertainty. 3. Appreciating the Excel-based reporting structure in i-Pro- Science in 1968 from ISU, his DVM from - Kent Schwartz duction, including how to create and using macro to custom- Iowa State University in 1971, and an M.S. Since 1989, Dr. Schwartz has been a veterinary diagnostician Market environment and session introduction - Brian Buhr ize reports, build new reports, and create your own Excel from the University of Minnesota in 1998. at Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in applications. You will learn how to create global macros in Dr. Freese was also a co-founder of Oxford Ames, Iowa. Each year he reviews over 2,500 submissions from Successful risk management - swineproduction company per- Excel and see how customers are creating their own ways Laboratories, a veterinary biologics company and predecessor to veterinarians, providing test results interpretation and consulta- spective of manipulating the standard Excel-based reports provided Newport Laboratories. tion. Dr. Schwartz also instructs and mentors fourth-year veteri- by i-Production. nary students and conducts field investigations and research, all Feed procurement and origination - price management with new 4. Understanding the “programmability” of i-Production. Web with a focus on utilizing evidence-based veterinary medicine. demands - Cargill AgHorizons, Dennis Inman - executive vice software companies can “open up” their functionality by Recently, Dr. Schwartz was honored with the 2009 Howard president providing API (application programming interfaces) to Dunne Memorial Award by the American Association of Swine many of their underlying features and functions. You can see Veterinarians recognizing outstanding service contribution to the Managing the margin - CIH (Commodity Ingredient Hedging) this today in the open programming interfaces provided by swine industry. - Perry Iverson Amazon, EBay, Salesforce, etc. Customers and third parties are using i-Production as a platform for building their own Getting the Right Feed to the Right Pig: Clinical Presenta i-Production applications. Programmability is one of the outstanding tion of a Feed Delivery Error in Nursery Pigs Sunday, September 20, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. features of Web software applications that are built using - Paul Ruen, DVM 4 CE, Registration fee $95 what are called “Web services.” It means that users can cre- i-Production software -- overview and in-depth training ate their own applications that call Web Services in i-Pro- Dr. Ruen is a practitioner at the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic in duction to pull data, perform calculations, or link i-Produc- Fairmont, Minn., a predominately swine practice that also pro- - Tom Stein tion with other software programs to create more powerful vides management services to clients. He provides management i-Production (integrated production management) is a built- and proprietary “mashups.” We will show you how to do services to a variety of swine clients and works hard to keep our from-scratch, Web software suite of applications for managing this using examples from customers who have created pro- focus on the three Ps of pig production – pigs, people, and profit. live hog production systems. It includes applications for man- prietary sales projections applications, inventory-tracking Dr. Ruen also is active in the American Association of Swine aging sow farms (Sow Manager), nursery-finishing (Finish- applications, and automated data transfer applications. Veterinarians, currently serving as the president-elect. Dr. Ruen ing Manager), and sales/carcass data (Sales Manager). It also 5. Understanding and using the “slice & dice” functionality is a frequent speaker at veterinary meetings due to his practical includes modules for managing feed data along with richly built into i-Production, including demonstrations on the fol- approaches to solving production problems. featured and robust functionality for tracking movements, flows, lowing: and “products.” i-Production provides interfaces to the main feed Rachitic Rosaries and Rib Nodules mill software programs used in North America. Customers use 1. Sow performance monitor these daily to download feed deliveries (diets and ingredients) 2. Nursery/finishing closeouts Steve Dritz DVM and automatically link feed data (amounts and costs) to nurs- 3. Movements and sales Steve is a member of the K-State Applied Swine Nutrition ery/finishing/wean-to-finish groups. Through a similar set of 4. Expenses and cost of production Team focusing on finding research -based practical solutions to interfaces to major pork processors, customers are downloading problems facing swine producers. As an applied field-based re- kill sheet lot/load summary data plus individual carcass data and 6. Understanding the formats, calculation methods, and inter searcher he has developed relationships in several swine produc- linking this to their finishing/wean-to-finish groups. pretation of key reports: tion systems across North America that have commercial-scale Over the past six years, i-Production has become a leader in the research facilities unavailable at K-State. Additionally, Dr. Dritz pork production records and information systems arena. Today, 1. Sow performance monitor provides nutrition and production advice to a variety of North customers globally use the Sow Manager application to track 2. Sow parity comparison American swine farms. data on more than 800,000 active sows in the United States, 3. Sow genetics comparison Canada, Australia, China, and Spain; including removed sows 4. Group closeout Iodine Value and Impact on Pork Quality: What is dine? (culls and deaths), there are over five million sows in the total 5. Active group summary Value and Why Should We be Concerned sow database. Using the Finishing Manager application, custom- 6. Closeout summary and closeout performance monitor - Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University ers in North America alone track a daily inventory of more than 7. Feed budget comparison (across all Active Groups) 17 million finishing pigs, which represents over 10 percent of the 8. Group load distribution (lights, heavies, in box results Joel also is a member of the K-State Applied Swine Nutrition by load) Team. His focus is on understanding the impacts of alternative total North American finishing pig inventory. 9. Summary kill sheet (rollup/consolidation by site, feed ingredients on diet formulation strategies and feed ingredi- Currently, optimizing carcass profitability and increasing sales grower, pod, business unit, flow, etc.) ents. Dr. DeRouchey has been a leader in understanding the eco- revenue is a big focus of customers and consultants using the nomic value of alternative feed ingredients like dried distillers Sales Manager application. i-Production is the only software 7. Understanding the carcass data functionality, learning how grains. Due to his practical approach, Dr. DeRouchey provides available that builds a highly accessible and easy-to-analyze to download it, and learning how use it in a third-party nutritional advice to a variety of swine production systems. database of historical kill-sheet load summary and individual model for carcass and revenue optimization. carcass data. Customers use this data to model optimal weight 4:15: Panel discussion and audience interaction distribution and manage load weight distributions, and have ex- We will conclude the session by presenting the first-ever perienced substantial increases in revenue by using Sales Man- published benchmarking data from customers using the Sow How can we use what we learned today to bring value to ager reports and analyzing data sets of their individual carcass Manager and Finishing Manager applications. This will include my practice and clients? We ask participants to come pre data. Increasing revenue (and how to use Sales Manager to do data on over one million sows as well as nearly 20,000 nursery pared to challenge speakers. it) has been a feature of several important training sessions and and finishing closeouts from production systems in the United seminars put on by AASV and Elanco Animal Health over the States and Canada.
  7. 7. 12 13 2009 Poster Session Design Speaker List Sunday, September 20, Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel Charlie Arnot* Bill Hollis Tom Stein The conference begins with scientific poster presentations during CMA Consulting Carthage Veterinary Services Metafarms • Measurements. The size is 48 inches high by 48 inches Alpharma Animal Health and Bayer Animal Health’s ppening wide. Dyneah Augsburger Dr. Derald Holtkamp Allan Stokes reception on Sunday evening. From 5-7 p.m. you will have an • A clear, simple, uncluttered arrangement is the most attrac- Carthage Veterinary Services Iowa State University National Pork Board opportunity to discuss new research findings with poster present- tive and the easiest to read. ers in the relaxed atmosphere of the Great River Ballroom at • The title lettering should be at least 3inches/8cm high, with Dr. Laura Batista Dennis Inman Dr. Barbara Straw the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel while enjoying hors authors’ names and affiliations in somewhat smaller print. Centre de developpement du porc du Quebec Perry Iverson Michigan State University d’oeuvres, beverages and entertainment with friends and col- • All lettering should be legible from a distance of approxi- inc. Keith Kinsley leagues. mately 5feet/1.5m. Type size should be at least 24 point, in Michael Strobel bold style. The typeface chosen should be a simple and clear Raoul Baxter Egbert Knol Cannon Valley Vet Dr. James Kober Abstracts and Posters typeface (e.g., Helvetica). Titles should be in all uppercase Dr. Mike Brumm* Swine Veterinary Services of Michigan Bradley Thacker* letters. The remainder of the text should be in a combination Brumm Swine Consultancy, Inc. Intervet Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate. Indi- of upper and lowercase letters. Dr. Brad Leuwerke cate you are a student to be eligible for one of four $250 student • Color may be used as desired. Brain Buhr Swine Vet Center Dr. Al Theede travel awards. • Illustrations should be simple and eye-catching, with unnec- University of Minnesota essary detail left out. If possible, convert tables to graphic Dr. Jim Lowe* Bob Thompson displays. Pie graphs can be used to show parts of a whole, Dr. Tom Burkgren Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd PIC Key Guidelines and Attendance Requirements AASV line graphs can be used to show trends or changing relation- ships, and bar graphs can be used to show volumes. Dr. Julie Menard Mary Thurn The poster session takes place from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, September Wayne Cast Swine Vet Consultant University of Minnesota 20th, at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel immediately • Photos should be enlarged enough to show relevant detail. PS Farms preceding the opening reception. Posters will remain on display • Standard computer printouts do not work well on posters, Dr. Bob Morrison Dr. Harold Tilstra throughout the conference. because the type is too small and the lines are too thin to be Bill Christianson University of Minnesota LandO’Lakes seen from a distance. PIC USA • The main/presenting author of the poster must be present Dr. W.E. Morgan Morrow* Dr. Montserrat Torremorell Dr. Jane Christopher-Hennings* University of North Carolina University of Minnesota between 5 and 6 p.m. September 20. South Dakota State University • Only one abstract/poster per presenting author will be ac- Siobhan Mullan Dr. Jerry Torrison cepted. (You may co-author other abstracts/posters, provid- Joseph Connor University of Minnesota ed the presenting author attends the conference.) Carthage Veterinary Services Dr. Mike Murtaugh • This is an opportunity to present up-to-date developments University of Minnesota Kristien Van Reeth and new research, but we will accept abstracts that contain Cesar Corzo Gent University information that has been presented previously. Dr. Peter Davies* Joel Nerem University of Minnesota Pipestone Vet Services Marc von Keitz University of Minnesota Submission Dr. Scott Dee* Dr. Tony Nikkel University of Minnesota Puratone John Waddell* If you wish to submit a written abstract for consideration, all submissions are due August 1, 2009. Submit via email to Dr. John Deen* Dr. Satoshi Otake Mr. Dave Wade University of Minnesota University of Minnesota The HANOR Company, Inc. Dr. Joel DeRouchey Jenny Patterson Dr. Mark Whitney Format Kansas State University University of Alberta University of Minnesota • Single page, one-inch margins, two columns Dr. Steve Dritz Mr. Steve Pohl* Dr. Mark Wilson • Times New Roman font, 11 point Kansas State University South Dakota State University Zinpro • Headings must include title, authors, and affiliations (cen- tered) Mike Dyck Dr. Dale Polson* Bradley Wolter* • Single space, blank line between paragraphs University of Alberta Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. PigsRUs • No page numbers Mike Eisenmenger Chris Rademacher Dr. Paul Yeske* Swine Vet Center New Fashion Pork Swine Vet Center Abstracts are reviewed by an academic committee for scientific quality and originality. Authors are notified if their abstract is George Foxcroft Kurt Rossow Dr. Jeff Zimmerman* accepted for poster presentation by August 20, 2009. Acceptance University of Alberta University of Minnesota Iowa State University of abstract does not include complimentary conference registra- tion. All accepted abstracts will be printed as an addendum to the Dr. Wayne Freese Dr. Albert Rovira* Newport Labs University of Minnesota *Speakers and their research sponsored by the conference proceedings. National Pork Board Dr. Marie Gramer* Dr. Paul Ruen Poster Guidelines University of Minnesota Fairmont Veterinary Clinic Kelly Greiner Kent Schwartz Content Carthage Veterinary Services Iowa State University • The poster should show the full title of your abstract. Jen Greiner • Text should be brief and well-organized, presenting only NPPC Dr. Jerry Shurson enough data to support your conclusions. Mick Hazzledine University of Minnesota • The text should make clear the significance of your research. Premier Nutrition • The text should include (most likely as separate elements of Joel Spencer the poster) your hypothesis, methods, results, and conclu- Dr. Steve Henry* JBS United sions. Abilene Animal Hospital, PA • The text should not differ significantly from the material submitted for presentation. Jeff Hill*
  8. 8. 14 Location/Travel Information Host City Information 2009 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference - Registration Conference Facility Mall of America Dr./Mr./Ms. (please circle) RiverCentre Name ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 175 W Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, Minnesota Local Weather Affiliation/Practice/Company Name ____________________________________________________________________ for maps and directions *wireless Internet available Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________ *private meeting rooms for ad hoc discussions Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport City, State/Province, Postal Code/Country _______________________________________________________________ Official Conference Hotel Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Minnesota History Center Telephone ( ) _________________ Fax ( ) __________________ E-mail _______________________________ 11 E Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, Minnesota I agree to be listed on the public class list. ___Yes ___No 651-292-1900 Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball Registrants of the conference can book a hotel room online Registration (September 21 and 22) at Enter the conference code ¢ Conference registration (through August 31) $285 S77 to receive the conference rate of $145 single or double Saint Paul Visitor Info ¢ Conference registration (after August 31) $325 occupancy, or call 651-292-1900 and mention you are with ¢ Graduate Student $175 the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. ¢ (includes preconference - subject to space availability, main conference, social events and proceedings book and CD.) ¢  ¢ Current veterinary students no charge Airport Transportation Taxi costs from MSP International Airport to Optional pre-conference sessions (September 19 and 20) RiverCentre range from $30-40. Call 612-726-5877 ¢   Analyzing Production/Financial Management $195 to arrange for taxi service. ¢ Carlos Pijoan International Symposium $165 ¢ Optimizing Sow Breeding Management and Litter Outcomes $140 ¢ i-Production $95 ¢ Decoding Diagnostic Data $95 ¢ KSU/U of M Nutrition $95 ¢ Necropsy Workshop $95 ¢ Hedging and Risk Management $95 ¢ Progress in Regional Control of PRRS $95 ¢ Breakfast Conversations with Wayne Freese $35 ¢ I would like information on the Leman Scholarship Fund ¢ I would like to donate to the Leman Scholarship Fund $__________ Payment __ Check (U.S. funds, payable to the University of Minnesota) __ Visa __Mastercard __Discover __American Express ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ exp __/___ Secure online registration: Trade Show Monday, September 21 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mail registration form and payment to: Leman Swine Conference, 1365 Gortner Avenue, 450 VMC, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1010 Tuesday, September 22 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Fax: 612-625-5755 (credit card payments only) Questions? 612-624-3434 or 800-380-8636 or Conference refund/cancellation policy 90 percent refund if cancellation is received at least 10 days prior to the meeting: 50 percent refund if less than 10 days. No Refunds will be given for failure to attend without notification.
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