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On this podcast, Dr. Márcio Gonçalves interviews the brightest minds of the global swine industry.

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On this podcast, Dr. Márcio Gonçalves interviews the brightest minds of the global swine industry.

    What does herd immunity really mean? - Dr. Christopher Chase

    What does herd immunity really mean? - Dr. Christopher Chase

    “The size of the virus isn't as important [to make a vaccine], it’s how complex it is. Coronavirus and Circovirus are not very complex. African Swine Fever and Pseudorabies are complex.” – Christopher Chase

    Our guest is Dr. Christopher Chase. Dr. Chase is Professor from the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, South Dakota State University (SDSU), he is a native of Sisseton, SD, and attended SDSU. He received his DVM from Iowa State University (1980) and MS (1987) and Ph.D. (1990) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was an associate at the Viborg Veterinary Clinic, Viborg, SD, for 5 years and continued his active involvement in clinical veterinary medicine for 25 years. He is the past president of the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Veterinary Immunologists, and past chair of the AVMA Council of Biologics and Therapeutic Agents (COBTA). He is serving as president of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists until 2018. He was the South Dakota Veterinarian of the Year in 2009 and received the FO Butler Excellence in Research Award in 2010 and Outstanding Leadership in Undergraduate Research in 2011 from SDSU.

    What you will learn:


    Definition of herd immunity;
    Meaning of R-naught/R-zero;
    What he would do if in charge of the pandemic situation;
    How to apply this knowledge to pig production;
    What can you do today to improve herd immunity at the farm level from a practical standpoint;
    What separates successful swine professionals from those that are not.

    Chris’ favorite swine-related book: Diseases of Swine

    Chris’ favorite book in general: Falling Upward and The Return of the Prodigal Son

    This episode was edited and published by Lauro Faccin.

    • 46 min
    Microbiome, COVID-19, and Pelleting - Dr. Chad Hastad

    Microbiome, COVID-19, and Pelleting - Dr. Chad Hastad

    “You know what those maximum performances are for average daily gain, and we have very good models for that. If I go to 90% or 87% percent or whatever that number is, how slow can I bring those pigs, and what’s the impact on feed efficiency?” – Dr. Chad Hastad

    Our guest is Dr. Chad Hastad, with Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences (South Dakota State University) and a Masters and Ph.D. in Swine Nutrition (Kansas State University). Currently, director of nutrition, research, and operational support at New Fashion Pork.

    What you will learn:


    Thoughts on the gut microbiome and pellet quality;
    Feed mitigation strategies;
    Sow replacement models;
    Advice for young swine professionals;
    Challenging the status quo;
    How can allied industry help, right now?

    This episode was edited and published by Lauro Faccin.

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    • 38 min
    Telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and managing change in pig production - Chris Bomgaars

    Telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and managing change in pig production - Chris Bomgaars

    “These algorithms are oftentimes much better than humans at finding patterns from massive amounts of data. One algorithm predicts mortality events a week in advance and it warns users that they're going to have a problem a week ahead of these mortality events happening.” – Chris Bomgaars

    Our guest is Chris Bomgaars. Chris grew up in Orange City, Iowa, and in 2008, he saw an opportunity to join the family pork production business. As he began to buy and raise feeder pigs, he saw the writing on the wall; it was time to go big or go out of business. The venture was a success and scaled from about 30 farms to over 350 farms and started raising over 1.5 million pigs per year (2018). As the company grew, so did the problems — from spiking death loss to sinking caregiver morale. In search of an answer to his company’s issues, Chris searched for a market solution, but none existed. That’s when he founded EveryPig, a pig health and production management platform.

    What you will learn:


    Telemedicine and how can it be of benefit in the age of Coronavirus, ASF;
    The status of antimicrobial resistance and where it’s going;
    His thoughts on the ongoing rural veterinary shortage;
    Managing change throughout a pig production system;
    Artificial intelligence in pork production: current status and where is it going;
    What separates successful swine professionals from those that are not.

    Bomgaars’ favorite swine-related resource: Swine it Podcast (thanks for the plug Chris).

    Bomgaars’ favorite book in general: AI Superpowers

    This episode was edited and published by Lauro Faccin.

    • 20 min
    Bonus: Pig production, nutrition, COVID-19, and research - Phil Hord

    Bonus: Pig production, nutrition, COVID-19, and research - Phil Hord

    Pig production, nutrition, COVID-19, and research, with Phil Hord from Hord Livestock.

    • 38 min
    Wean-to-finish mortality: infectious causes - Dr. Jordan Gebhardt

    Wean-to-finish mortality: infectious causes - Dr. Jordan Gebhardt

    “A lot of the contributing factors to mortality for both an infectious and non-infectious standpoint occur early on in that pigs’ life. Piglet birth weight, colostrum management, weaning age… those factors do have long-term impacts on the animal. It's the combination of this intertwined, extremely complicated, matrix that ultimately results in the observed mortality.” – Dr. Jordan Gebhardt. Today's episode will cover “Wean-to-finish mortality: infectious causes”. Our guest is Dr. Jordan Gebhardt. Dr. Gebhardt graduated with high honor from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and was a member of the Honor’s College. Also, Jordan completed two internships in the animal health and nutrition industries. He completed both his DVM and Ph.D. (swine nutrition) at Kansas State University in 2019 and currently holds a post-doc position at K-State. What you will learn: Systems-based overview of infectious etiologies; Intervention-based overview; Rapid-fire questions: short questions about depopulation, elimination, infectious agents. This episode was edited and published by Lauro Faccin.

    • 19 min
    Driving Innovation in a swine production system - Dr. Aaron Gaines

    Driving Innovation in a swine production system - Dr. Aaron Gaines

    “You can have a state-of-the-art research facility or even the best ideas in the world. But if you don't have a good research staff at the slat level you don't have much. It's about people, and the role of the research staff is to accurately collect data at the farm and transfer that information timely to key stakeholders.” – Dr. Aaron Gaines.

    Today’s episode will cover “Driving Innovation in a swine production system”.

    Our guest is Dr. Aaron Gaines. Dr. Aaron Gaines is a Managing Partner for Ani-Tek. Dr. Gaines completed his Bachelors in Agriculture, Masters in Animal Science, and Doctorate in Animal Science degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to Ani-Tek, Dr. Gaines held positions at Professional Swine Management, United Animal Health, and The Maschhoffs. Dr. Gaines has been in the swine industry for nearly 20 years and as Managing Partner of Ani-Tek, he is focused on product development and supporting new products into the marketplace for livestock.

    What you will learn:


    Prioritizing research ideas;
    Connecting research results to company profitability;
    Measure mortality/morbidity from a large-scale research standpoint;
    The role of the research staff;
    What separates successful swine professionals from those that are not.

    Gaines’ favorite swine-related book: Feed Efficiency in Swine

    Gaines’ favorite book in general: Trump: The Art of the Deal

    This episode was edited and published by Lauro Faccin.

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