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On this podcast, Dr. John Patience and Dr. Daniel Columbus interview the brightest minds of the Canadian and global swine industry.

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On this podcast, Dr. John Patience and Dr. Daniel Columbus interview the brightest minds of the Canadian and global swine industry.

    Dr. Fabian Pardo: Field vs. University Studies | Ep. 62

    Dr. Fabian Pardo: Field vs. University Studies | Ep. 62

    In this episode of The Swine It Podcast Show Canada, Dr. Fabian Pardo, a veterinarian and swine scientist, discusses advanced strategies for improving productivity in the Canadian swine industry. Dr. Pardo emphasizes integrating statistical methods with biological expertise to enhance research outcomes and practical farm applications. Tune in for insightful discussions on innovative research methodologies and their impact on swine production.

    "Negative results teach us a lot. We need them to save researchers time and money." - Dr. Fabian Pardo

    (00:00) Highlight(01:52) Introduction(05:10) Importance of causal inference(10:30) Academic vs. applied research(13:23) Practical research applications on farms(16:00) Bayesian methods in research(21:08) Meta-analysis and publication bias(26:15) Closing thoughts
    Meet the guest: Dr. Fabian Chamba Pardo received his Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota and has extensive experience in swine health management. His work spans applied research, technical services, and vaccine development in the US and Canada. Dr. Pardo is dedicated to improving swine production through innovative research and practical applications.

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    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    • 28 min
    Dr. Chad Stahl: Gut Health & Immune System | Ep. 61

    Dr. Chad Stahl: Gut Health & Immune System | Ep. 61

    In this episode of The Swine it Podcast Show Canada, Dr. Chad Stahl, head of global sales and strategy at Vetagro, discusses the significant impact of early life events on long-term health outcomes in the swine industry. With a robust background spanning academia and industry roles, Dr. Stahl offers deep insights into gut health and immune system development in livestock. His expertise highlights the importance of gut barrier functions and nutritional strategies in enhancing animal wellness. Tune into this episode on major platforms to explore cutting-edge approaches to livestock nutrition and health.

    "Gut health is not just about digestion; it's about how we manage the entire immune system." - Dr. Chad Stahl
    (00:00) Highlight(01:40) Introduction(04:38) Gut barrier function(07:58) Immune development interplay(09:52) Enhancing weaned pig health(14:25) Nursery diet strategies(17:59) Bacterial management(20:32) Microbiome challenges(25:50) Final 3 questions(27:40) Closing thoughts
    Meet the guest:ย Dr. Chad Stahl, the current Head of Global Sales and Strategy at Vetagro, has an extensive background in academia and industry. Having earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University, Dr. Stahl served as a professor and chair at the University of Maryland and held professorial roles at North Carolina State University and Iowa State University. His previous position as a biologist at the FDA adds to his rich profile. Dr. Stahlโ€™s insights into animal science are invaluable, particularly his focus on the long-term impacts of early-life nutrition on animal health.

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    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    • 29 min
    Dr. Laura Greiner: Lactation Sow Tips | Ep. 60

    Dr. Laura Greiner: Lactation Sow Tips | Ep. 60

    In this episode of The Swine It Podcast Show Canada, Dr. Laura Greiner shares her extensive knowledge on feeding and managing the lactating sow. With her unique blend of practical experience and academic insight, Dr. Greiner offers valuable recommendations for optimizing nutrition and management practices in swine production. Tune in on all major podcast platforms to gain expert insights into effective swine management strategies.

    โ€œUnderstand your herd's genetics to determine the appropriate feeding strategies post-farrowing; some need immediate full feeding, others a gradual approach.โ€ - Dr. Laura Greiner

    (00:00) Highlight(01:30) Introduction(04:40) Feeding the lactating sow(10:25) Importance of sow feed intake(13:30) Commercial vs. research feed practices(16:30) Improving water and feed intake(20:10) Nutritional needs of lactating sows(25:30) Final questions
    Meet the guest: Dr. Laura Greiner, with a rich background in swine nutrition and production, currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University and the Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center. Her journey from a traditional farming background to a distinguished academic and research career, including a significant tenure at Carthage Vet Service, exemplifies her dedication to advancing swine health and productivity

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    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    • 31 min
    Dr. Christian Lรผckstรคdt: Acidifiers in Swine Nutrition | Ep. 59

    Dr. Christian Lรผckstรคdt: Acidifiers in Swine Nutrition | Ep. 59

    In this episode of The Swine It Podcast Show Canada, Dr. Christian Lรผckstรคdt, Technical Director and Head of R&D at Edcon in Germany, discusses the pivotal role of acidifiers in swine nutrition, especially in the context of the European ban on feed antibiotics. Dr. Lรผckstรคdt's extensive experience offers valuable insights into innovative feed strategies that enhance animal health and industry sustainability. Tune into this episode on major platforms to gain comprehensive knowledge on optimizing swine diets effectively.

    โ€œThe industry is changing, so we need to come up with new ideas and new additives.โ€ - Dr. Christian Lรผckstรคdt

    Meet the guest: Dr. Christian Lรผckstรคdt , born and educated in Germany, holds a Ph.D. in animal nutrition from the University of Berlin in Stuttgart. His research involved using electrodes to measure stomach pH in animals, which led him to specialize in monogastric digestion. Christian's career advanced when he joined an Austrian company post-Ph.D. to work on acidifiers in animal nutrition, becoming a pivotal figure in developing non-antibiotic feed solutions.

    01:15) Introduction(03:00) Acidifiers in Animal Nutrition(04:18) European Antibiotics Ban Impact(08:50) Global Acidifier Applications(15:30) Gut Health and Welfare(34:00) Final Questions
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    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    Dr. Jen-Yun Chou: Rethinking Pig Welfare | Ep. 58

    Dr. Jen-Yun Chou: Rethinking Pig Welfare | Ep. 58

    In this episode of The Swine It Podcast Show Canada, Dr. Jen-Yun Chou, a pioneering research scientist in ethology at the Prairie Swine Center, explores innovative strategies for swine welfare and management. Dr. Chou discusses her international journey through the realms of animal behavior and welfare science, highlighting her recent research endeavors on tail-biting management and the impacts of environmental enrichment in swine. Tune in on all major podcast platforms to gain expert insights into advancing swine health and productivity.

    "Animal welfare improvements should also consider the well-being of the workers, creating a holistic approach to farm management."ย - Dr. Jen-Yun Chou

    Meet the guest: Dr. Jen-Yun Chou completed her Ph.D at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on pig welfare, particularly using enrichment to reduce pig tail biting. She held postdoctoral positions in the United States and Europe, enhancing sow welfare and developing non-surgical methods for pig castration. Dr. Chou currently serves as a Research Scientist at the Prairie Swine Centre in Canada, where she continues exploring farm animal welfare, emphasizing group housing and humane livestock management practices.

    (00:00) Highlight(01:30) Introduction(04:15) Focus on Tail Biting(08:16) Housing and Welfare Studies(12:15) Animal Welfare Legislation(16:20) Future of Swine Care Technologies(28:50) Open-mindedness in Swine Production(29:57) Closing Thoughts
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    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    • 30 min
    Dr. John Harding: Veterinary Education Updates | Ep. 57

    Dr. John Harding: Veterinary Education Updates | Ep. 57

    In this episode of The Swine it Podcast Show Canada, Dr. John Harding shares his extensive expertise on the challenges and innovations in swine veterinary medicine within the Canadian swine industry. Dr. Harding, a seasoned professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses developing a program to bolster the recruitment and training of swine veterinarians. The conversation highlights the evolving landscape of veterinary education and practice, addressing crucial aspects like urbanization's impact on industry interest and the technical advancements in pig farming. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of these pivotal issues on major listening platforms.

    "Continuing education is vital for maintaining skills and knowledge in the swine veterinary field." - Dr. John Harding

    Meet the guest: Dr. John Harding, a Western College of Veterinary Medicine professor, has been at the forefront of swine medicine since 2004. An OVC grad with extensive experience in private practice, Dr. Harding now focuses on advancing swine veterinary education through innovative programs. His work aims to address the declining interest in swine medicine among veterinary students and improve training and recruitment in the field.

    (00:00) Highlight(01:38) Introduction (03:11) Innovative Program Overview (04:28) Urbanization and Its Impacts (08:05) Enhancing Veterinary Training (11:45) Foreign Trained Vet Residency (18:22) Developing Clinical Competencies (28:39) Concluding Thoughts
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    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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