2016 AASV Annual Meeting Program

"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Collaboration and Teamwork"

February 27 - March 1, 2016
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Program Chair: Dr. George Charbonneau


AASV Committee Meetings
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Web-based PRRS Risk Assessment Training for the Breeding Herd
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Coordinator: Dr. Derald Holtkamp

Fee: No charge
Limit: 20 participants (AASV membership required)

This training will guide you through the use of the web-based PRRS Risk Assessment known as the Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program (PADRAP). PADRAP allows you to view benchmarking reports immediately after submitting an assessment.

Three ways veterinarians have applied the PRRS Risk Assessment:
* Evaluate current biosecurity protocols and/or develop new biosecurity protocols to avoid risk
* Communicate risks and the importance of biosecurity procedures to clients or production personnel
* Aid in the decision to initiate a project to eliminate PRRSV from a breeding herd site and identify modifiable risk factors in an effort to increase the likelihood that an elimination project will be successful long-term.

This session is open to AASV member veterinarians who have not previously used the PRRS Risk Assessment, as well as those who have previously been trained on the spreadsheet version. Please bring a laptop capable of accessing the Internet via wireless connection using one of the following web browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.

7:30 Welcome and introductions (note the early start time!)
Derald Holtkamp

7:45 Incorporating information already in PADRAP to expedite data collection for Seneca Valley Virus outbreak investigations
Kim Gerardy

8:15 Overview of PRRS Risk Assessment
Dale Polson

8:45 “How to” Tour of PADRAP
Resetting/retrieving your password, creating a new production system, setting up a site and survey, navigating through a survey, duplicating and taking multiple surveys
Chris Mowrer

9:45 BREAK

10:00 Hands-on use of the risk assessment; User interview
Dale Polson

12:00 Demonstration of pareto chart and the database and benchmarking tool for risk assessment data, exporting raw data: Interpreting results
Derald Holtkamp

12:30 Training concludes

Additional fees apply; you must be registered for the regular meeting sessions in order to register for seminars.
1:00 - 5:30 PM

Seminar #1: AASV's Got Talent
Seminar chair: Jeff Harker

Prepare to learn all the latest at the AASV's version of American's Got Talent. These practitioners will be attempting to impress a panel of judges to be named "Tipster of the Year." Presentations covering all topics should give every attendee something to take home and use. From technology to interpersonal topics to pigs, expect this to be a very dynamic and lively afternoon.

1:00 Innovative shoulder sore treatment
Lori Feldmann

1:15 Experiences with Seneca Valley virus
Dave Bomgaars

1:30 Swine DIY
Whitney Burton

1:45 Epidurals and C-sections
Daniel Hendrickson

2:00 Learning to use the SMEC video library
Paisley Canning

2:15 Solutions to stock solutions
Mike Strobel

2:30 Laryngeal swab tricks and tips
Shamus Brown

2:45 BREAK

3:15 Gender challenges at hog farms
Natalie Baker

3:30 Multigenerational teams that work
Bill Hollis

3:45 Digital photography tips
Locke Karriker

4:00 Fresh out of vet school; tips from a newbie
Megan Schnur

4:15 Social media; staying connected
Egan Brockhoff

4:30 Working through the "generation gap"
Jason Hocker

4:45 Life hacks: Things I've learned from 25 years of shower-in, shower-out
Lisa Tokach

5:00 Seminarconcludes

Seminar #2: Pharmaceutical Hot Topics
Seminar chair: Sam Holst

Antibiotics and other pharmaceutically based topics are among those with the most potential impact on the swine industry. While Guidance for Industry #213 and the VFD rule are at the forefront of these topics, those particular items will be discussed during a concurrent session on Monday afternoon. This seminar will deliver information and experiences regarding antibiotic use internationally and discuss the concept of antibiotic stewardship. An update from Washington DC on current and future legislation related to antibiotics will also be provided. Additionally, procedures and measures that distributors of veterinary pharmaceuticals should have in place in order to be on the right side of an FDA audit will be covered. Finally, the most up-to-date information regarding pain management will be addressed.

1:00 Update on current and upcoming antibiotic legislation (non-VFD related)
Liz Wagstrom

1:30 The European antibiotic experience
Peter Davies

2:00 The Australian antibiotic experience
Chris Richards

Antibiotic stewardship
Christine Hoang

3:00 BREAK

FDA audit preparation for distributors of veterinary pharmaceuticals
Mike Apley

3:50 Measuring and assessing pain in animals
Pat Turner

4:10 Mitigating and managing pain in swine production
Monique Pairis-Garcia

4:30 Roundtable Q&A
All speakers

5:00 Seminar concludes

Seminar #3: Current Issues in Swine Reproduction
Seminar chair: Glen Almond

This seminar will provide up-to-date information and guidance on current issues in modern swine reproduction. Some of the topics will address new technologies, while others will report on production issues facing the industry. The presentations will be practical and applied. Veterinarians should be comfortable either adapting the new technologies or solving problems with their clients’ herds.

1:00 The advantages of post-cervical artificial insemination (PCAI) implementation in a sow farm
John Sonderman

1:40 Batch farrowing in commercial sow farms
James Kober

2:20 Current strategies in boar management
Billy Flowers

3:00 BREAK

3:20 Gilt management for improved performance
Jenny Patterson

4:00 Updates on sow longevity
Billy Flowers and Jenny Patterson

Uterine prolapses in sows: An emerging concern
Bob Thompson and Emily Mahan-Riggs

Seminar concludes

Seminar #4: Swine Welfare
Seminar chair: Sherrie Webb
Moderator: Jamee Amundson

From shoulders to tails and everything in between, this seminar will cover hot topics in the area of swine welfare and care. Speakers in this session will cover trends in gestation housing and different housing options being used in lactation. We’ll also explore potential pitfalls of managing heavier finishing pigs. Whether you work with sows or finishers or have interest in becoming a certified animal welfare expert, this seminar has something for you!

1:00 Sow shoulder sores
Fiona Lang

1:30 Economics of implementing gestation housing options
Kent Bang

2:00 Lactation housing options
Tom Parsons

2:30 Tail docking and tail biting
Yuzhi Li

3:00 BREAK

3:30 American College of Animal Welfare: Becoming an accredited expert
Meghann Pierdon

Managing heavier finishing pigs
Mike Brumm

4:30 Keeping pigs on their feet
Paisley Canning

Penalty at the 10-yard line: Potential new handling rules at the packing plant
Dan Kovich

5:30 Seminar concludes

Seminar #5: Operation Main Street Training
Seminar chair: Al Eidson

Co-sponsored by AASV and the National Pork Board

In 2011, AASV and the National Pork Board partnered to train veterinarians as Operation Main Street (OMS) speakers, with a goal to help focus pork industry outreach efforts to professional veterinary associations, schools of veterinary medicine, and veterinary technical colleges.

To date, the program has 90 OMS-trained veterinarians who have presented at 26 of 30 schools of veterinary medicine. Overall, more than 150 OMS speeches have been scheduled, with an audience reach of 9,900. This training updates participants on what activists are saying about agriculture today, and will provide attendees with the needed tools and presentations to address those concerns in a science-based, proactive manner. The objective is to equip veterinarians to speak to veterinary students and professional groups including veterinary associations and dieticians. Unless otherwise indicated, presentations will be made by Al Eidson.

1:00 Welcome, overview, and introductions
Rick Tubbs

1:15 Antibiotic update
Jennifer Koeman

2:00 A presentation for schools of veterinary medicine
Rick Tubbs

3:00 BREAK

3:45 Overview of the industry structure, trust model, and US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) messages

4:00 Issue updates and answering common questions: 1) Animal care and well-being; 2) Environment

4:45 Events at schools of veterinary medicine; Speaking to civic groups, dieticians, and county commissioners

5:15 Training evaluation; Seminar concludes


Canadian Swine Veterinarians
8:00 AM
- 12:00 Noon

Additional fees apply; must be registered for the regular meeting sessions in order to register for the seminars.
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Seminar #6: Blisters and Quarantines, No Exports - Oh, My!
Seminar chair: Patrick Webb
Moderator: David Pyburn

We are not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy! African swine fever is on the move in the EU, and classical swine fever lurks as close as the Caribbean. There are more countries with foot and mouth disease than there are without, and the poultry industry has just experienced the biggest foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak in US history. This tornado of disease activity combined with the ever-increasing global commerce of people, products, and inputs for production means one thing: we better have our house in order before the big one hits! So put on your ruby red slippers and follow the yellow brick road to this seminar to learn about cutting-edge FAD response strategies and the important role you play in early disease detection, rapid response, and managing production when faced with an FAD that shuts down trade and commerce.

8:00 Foreign animal disease overview
Barbara Porter-Spalding

8:45 Federal planning: Managing disease control areas
Barbara Porter-Spalding

9:30 BREAK

10:00 State perspective: Practical management for control areas
Jimmy Tickel

10:45 Secure Food Supply plans
Jim Roth

11:30 Roundtable Q&A
All speakers

12:00 Seminar concludes

Seminar #7: Zoonoses, Workplace Safety, and Mental Health: The Confluence of Pigs and People
Seminar chair: Jennifer Koeman

We’re all so focused on herd health that we sometimes take our own health and that of producers and farm workers for granted. This seminar is designed to help you recalibrate your thinking at the intersection of pigs and people. Come learn more about health and safety topics, including zoonoses, injuries and illness, workplace safety training, euthanasia and mental health.

8:00 Emerging bacterial zoonoses: How much should we be concerned?
Peter Davies

8:30 Injuries and illness in swine workers and veterinarians
Bruce Alexander

9:00 Workplace safety: A training tool for the hog barn worker
Karen Hoare

9:30 Fun with PPE: Veterinary workplace health and safety training
Abbey Canon


The current impact of influenza A virus on pigs, people, and birds
Andrew Bowman

11:00 Timely euthanasia and impacts of euthanasia on caretakers
Jan Shearer

11:30 Veterinarians and mental health
Stacy Holzbauer

12:00 Seminar concludes

Seminar #8: Diagnostics
Seminar chair: Kent Schwartz

The science and application of diagnostic testing and agent characterization in the first half of this seminar will highlight strengths and pitfalls to proper selection, interpretation, and application of molecular diagnostic tests. The second portion will feature a 2-hour interactive workshop with multiple group activities to build core competencies in applying diagnostics in evidence-based approaches to population medicine.

8:00 Molecular diagnostic and research tools: Application and limitations
Kyoung Jin Yoon

8:30 Influenza: Application of molecular tools for better decisions
Marie Culhane

8:55 Molecular characterization of bacteria: Interpretation and applications
Albert Rovira

9:20 Oral fluid update
Jeff Zimmerman

9:45 BREAK

10:00 Diagnosis: Dissecting diagnostic results to reveal population diagnoses
Eric Burrough

10:30 Neonatal diarrhea: The challenges of the “classical approach”
Clayton Johnson and Aaron Lower

10:45 Applying an evidence-based approach to defining the problem: Case definition, quizzical triangle, aggregating evidence group activity
Clayton Johnson, Jim Lowe, and Aaron Lower

11:30 Understanding the root cause of the clinical presentation: Applying fishbone diagram to a real case as a group activity
Clayton Johnson and Jim Lowe

12:00 Seminar concludes

Seminar #9: Tools to Improve Feed Efficiency and Reduce Feed Cost
Seminar co-chairs: Mike Tokach and John Patience

Attendees will leave with tools and knowledge to improve swine feed efficiency to lower feed cost for swine producers. Diet, health, stress, barn management, and other factors will be addressed. Field research results will share how factors such as DDGS source, particle size, pellet quality, marketing, and sow feeding impact pig growth and feed efficiency.

8:00 Feed and other factors that drive feed efficiency
John Patience

Like so many things in pork production, feed efficiency is a multi-factorial outcome. It is influenced by the pig’s diet and by barn management. Dietary factors and barn management factors will be discussed, all leading to a summary checklist on improving feed efficiency at a practical level.

8:45 Gut mechanics during stress: How feed efficiency and growth can be influenced
Adam Moeser

To optimize performance of pigs under health challenges, we need to understand how the stressors impact intestinal function. Who better to do that than Dr. Adam Moeser, the world-renowned expert on gut physiology and how it is impacted by stressful events?

9:30 BREAK

10:00 Latest field research on feed efficiency
Bob Goodband

Dr. Goodband will highlight numerous field projects with feeding DDGS of different oil levels, particle size, pellet quality, marketing, and sow feeding, and how growth and feed efficiency is impacted.

10:45 Tools to help clients evaluate and improve feed efficiency
Mike Tokach

Tools will be shared and discussed that can be used to help calculate the value of several factors that influence feed efficiency including energy and amino acid levels, particle size, pelleting, pellet quality, feed additives, temperature, stocking density, topping market pigs, etc. We believe these simple tools provide an excellent opportunity to run “what if” scenarios for real-time questions. Tools include a feed efficiency calculator, space calculator, DDGS value calculator, and iodine value calculator.

11:30 Roundtable Q&A
All speakers

Seminar #10: Swine Medicine for Students
Seminar co-chairs: Angela Supple and Jeremy Pittman

The student pre-conference seminar is designed to provide swine-specific information that students may not receive in their veterinary curriculum. This year we will return to a consistently requested topic that many students feel deficient in upon graduating: medication. Specifically, the seminar will address the ever-changing regulations around use of medications in swine/food animals, and the options on how to calculate water medication for use in populations of pigs. In addition, the ever-popular interactive case(s) will return in this seminar, where small groups of students use the information they learn in the seminar to walk through specific “real-world” cases.

8:00 Introduction

8:05 The regulatory aspects of swine medicines
Locke Karriker

9:00 Life of an item: The North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE®) demystified
Karen Lehe

9:30 BREAK

10:00 Calculations for water medication
Angela Supple and Jeremy Pittman

10:30 Interactive cases: Water-soluble medication
Angela Supple and Jeremy Pittman

12:00 Seminar concludes


All sessions from this point forward are included in the registration fee for the meeting.

Research Topics
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Session chair: Chris Rademacher

8:00 Comparative analysis of vaccine efficacy of live-attenuated virus, whole-virus inactivated and alphavirus vectored subunit vaccines against antigenically distinct swine influenza A viruses
Eugenio Abente

Novel reassortant human-like H3N2 and H3N1 influenza A viruses detected in pigs are virulent and antigenically distinct from endemic viruses
Daniela Rajao

8:30 Effect of sow vaccination and maternally derived antibodies on IAV infection
Fabian Chamba Pardo

Airborne transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. Is the swine industry ready?
Carmen Alonso

9:00 Particle size association with PRRS and PED viruses in aerosols from acutely infected pigs under field conditions
Carmen Alonso

9:15 PCV as delivery virus vector to express PRRSV epitopes
Pablo Pineyro

9:30 Developing sampling guidelines for oral fluid-based PRRSV surveillance
Marisa Rotolo

9:45 BREAK

10:15 Evaluation of the pathogenesis differences of the US PEDV prototype and S-INDEL-variant strains and examination of the cross-protective immunity of two strains in weaned pigs
Qi Chen

10:30 An evaluation of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus survival in individual feed ingredients in the presence or absence of a liquid antimicrobial
Scott Dee

10:45 Effect of thermal mitigation of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV)
Roger Cochrane

11:00 PEDV antibody responses in fecal and oral fluid specimens
Luis Gimenez-Lirola

11:15 Stochastic modeling to determine number of laryngeal swab sample pools and sample collections needed for low Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae group prevalences
Cassandra Fitzgerald

Detection of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae ApxIV toxin antibody in serum and oral fluid specimens from pigs inoculated under experimental conditions
Wendy Gonzalez

11:45 Discovery of a novel pestivirus in piglets with congenital tremors and reproduction of disease following experimental challenge
Bailey Arruda

12:00 Session concludes

Sunday, Febuary 28, 12:00 - 5:00 PM (authors present with posters 12:00 - 1:00 PM)
Monday, February 29, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

POSTER SESSION: Veterinary Students (#1-39)

Sponsored by ZOETIS

Posters #1-15 have been selected for judging in the Student Poster Competition, sponsored by Newport Laboratories

1. Identification of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae shedding gilts in the field
Chris Deegan, University of Minnesota

2. Risk assessment for the introduction of African swine fever virus (ASFV) into the United States
Jessica Rotschafer, University of Minnesota

3. Comparing biopsy instruments and techniques for antemortem joint tissue collection
Emily Mahan-Riggs, North Carolina State University

4. Serum inoculation of a finishing swine operation to aid the elimination of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome: A case study
Ryan Tenbergen, University of Guelph

5. Differentiation of Pasteurella multocida field strains isolated from growing-finishing pigs that died of bronchopneumonia using PCR-RFLP analysis of the omph gene
Kara Telfer, Iowa State University

6. Cognitive bias testing of commercial and heritage-breed gilts
Jessica Piergiovanni, University of Pennsylvania

7. Determining the effects of pooling placenta umbilical cord serum (PUCS) on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) sensitivity
Donna Drebes, University of Minnesota

8. Evaluating the use of the EnviroBootieTM to detect Salmonella at five breed-to-wean sites
Kayla Blake, Auburn University

9. Case study: Investigation of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome postive PCR results from a gilt development unit with a negative status
Nicole Thomas, University of Illinois

10. Effect of antimicrobial administration on the microbiome of the pig
Katharine Kancer, University of Illinois

11. Effect of pre-farrow ceftiofur sodium administration on Streptococcus suis colonization of peri-parturient females and their litters
Daniel Gascho, Purdue University

12. Determining the prevalence of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae colonization of weaned piglets from gilt litters
Thomas Wurtz, Washington State University

13. Evaluation of diagnostic tests for Circumvent PCVM G2 compliance monitoring
T'Lee Girard, Iowa State University

14. Management practices implemented following an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome in commercial swine breeding herds in North America
Kathryn Duda, University of Illinois

15. Determining effects of transport factors on transport loss in a commercial production system
Megan Pieters, Iowa State University

16. Use of oral fluids and fecal samples in sow herds for detection of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Claire Behnke, University of Illinois

17. Effect of injectable fat-soluble vitamins pre-farrow on piglet number born alive
Daniel Carreño, North Carolina State University

18. The effect of sampling strategy on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) associated gut morphology and immunohistochemistry scores
Jessica Davenport, University of Georgia

19. The effect of multi-dose iron dextran and Vitamin E administration on hemoglobin concentration and weight gain in neonatal pigs
Scott Foster, University of Georgia

20. Impact of grain particle size reduction technologies on pig performance and economics
Jordan Gebhardt, Kansas State University

21. Salmonella enterica: A case study of enterocolitis in Oklahoma and Iowa swineherds
Kylie Glisson, North Carolina State University

22. Evaluation of iron injection protocols in piglets and their effect on wean weights and hemoglobin levels
Tiffany Haegele, North Carolina State University

23. Improved influenza A virus isolation using non-woven fabric for nasal wipe collection
Christie Hammons, The Ohio State University

24. Determination of a maternal antibody decay curve for influenza A virus in swine
Henry Johnson, University of Illinois

25. Sow lameness scoring: Reliability and correlations with other indicators of lameness
Jane Karpowicz, University of Pennsylvania

26. Porcine epidemic diarrhea: The value of repeat testing
Kaushalya (Kash) Kuruppu, University of Guelph

27. See one, do one, teach one: Increasing swine disease response and diagnostic capacity by using a pyramid-based training technique to get boots on the ground
Nicholas Lauterbach, Iowa State University

28. The effects of different vaccination dosing and timing protocols on porcine circovirus type 2 viremia and post vaccination serologic responses
Claire LeFevre, University of Wisconsin

29. Salmonella shedding in nursery pigs fed with a high or low complexity diet
Jane Newman, University of Guelph

30. A comparison of NP ELISA and HI tests identifying influenza A virus maternal antibody levels in processing-aged piglets
Mary O'Loughlin, Iowa State University

31. Comparison of macro-gut health parameters in PEDv positive and negative pigs.
Chelsea Ruston, Iowa State University

32. Incidence of porcine coronavirus and porcine rotavirus in an Indiana swine operation following clinical onset of acute diarrhea
Cody Schnur, Purdue University

33. Do sows and gilts previously infected with PEDV respond to PEDV vaccination?
Blake Setness, Iowa State University

34. Development of a snatch-farrowed, colostrum-deprived piglet challenge model for porcine rotavirus C
Brooke Smith (Murphy), University of Illinois

35. Disease surveillance in an all natural system
Chelsea Stewart, Iowa State University

36. Comparison of sample types for assessing porcine circovirus type 2 status of sow herds
Corrine Stoffel, University of Illinois

37. The interaction between swine heath and low crude protein, amino acid supplemented diets
Caitlin Vonderohe, Purdue University

38. Patterns of resting position in group-housed, gestating sows
Hanum Wensil-Strow, University of Pennsylvania

39. Conditions for development of cross-neutralizing antibodies to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
Jordan Young, University of Minnesota

POSTER SESSION: Research Topics (#40-64)

40. Financial impact of endemic and epidemic pathogens in growing pigs
Julio Alvarez Sanchez

41. Description and use of network data to inform disease control and prevention strategies
Andreia Arruda

42. Biotherapeutics as alternatives to antibiotics: Effects of adenoviral delivered IFN-a and G-CSF on innate and adaptive immunity in swine
Susan Brockmeier

43. An emerging H1N2 sub-cluster within the alpha H1 cluster of influenza A viruses of swine
Susan Detmer

44. The effect of agitation and dose position during storage on semen quality
Hanneke Feitsma

45. Dynamics of influenza virus transmission in a swine herd and analysis of risk factors for recurrent infections
Juliana Bonin Ferreira

46. Evaluation of the risk of a feed mill being contaminated with PEDV or PDCoV
Laura Greiner

47. Assessment of the immunocrit ratio assay for evaluation of colostrum quality in sows induced to farrow and inseminated using single-dose fixed time insemination
Andrea Hanson

48. Absence of human innate immune evasion complex in LA-MRSA ST5 strains isolated from pigs, swine facilities, and humans with swine contact
Samantha Hau

49. PEDV shedding patterns and antibody kinetics in commercial growing pigs
Jordan Kraft

50. Dietary iron concentration affects intestinal permeability and inflammation in pigs
Yihang Li

52. Routine manure removal from swine operations: A potential mechanism for pathogen dispersion
Melissa Millerick-May

52. Association of growth performance with clinical signs following co-infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) in nursery pigs
Megan Niederwerder

53. Early weaning induces long-lasting effects on gastrointestinal health and susceptibility to subsequent stressors in grower and finisher pigs
Calvin Pohl

54. Does circulating antibody affect the course of PEDV infection in neonatal piglets?
Korakrit Poonsuk

55. Investigating the seeder-to-naïve ratio for successful exposure of gilts to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Luiza Roos

56. Lactogenic protection against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in piglets following homologous challenge
Adam Schelkopf

57. A stochastic, mathematical model of influenza A virus within swine breeding herds: Implications of possible management interventions
Montserrat Torremorell

58. PRRS aerobiology: Experimental evidence and 10 years of field experiences with 119 filtered breeding farms in the United States
Steven Tousignant

59. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection patterns and risk factors in sow farms in the United States
Steven Tousignant

60. Measuring progress on the control of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) at a regional level: The Minnesota N212 regional control project (RCP) as a working example
Pablo Valdes-Donoso

61. Reduction of antibiotic use to treat post-weaning diarrhea following oral vaccination with Escherichia coli F4: Case report
Frederic Vangroenweghe

62. Effect of azaperone administration after farrowing on maternally derived immunoglobulin level in suckling piglets using the Immunocrit® method
Frederic Vangroenweghe

63. Detection of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) using serum-based assays
Jeff Zimmerman

64. Detection of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) in oral fluid samples by RT-PCR
Jeff Zimmerman

POSTER SESSION: Industrial Partners (#65-75)

65. BioChek software, a novel link between sample submission and laboratory results with 24/7 access
Alex Eggen

66. Multiplex testing for PRRSV, SIV, PCV2, and APP antibodies using multiplexing fluorometric immuno assays (MFIA)
Andres Broes

67. Observations of a commercially licensed trivalent PRDC vaccine for PCV2, M hyo, and PRRS
Brian Payne

68. Birth weight impact on survivability and days to market
Jan Jourquin

69. The use of antibody monitoring for endemic diseases in two commercial sow farm on-site GDUs and a barn of high-health commercial pigs: Field study
Christa Goodell

70. Improving sow farm profitability by reducing unnecessary culling and non-productive days and improving reproductive management using advanced technologies
Christine Pelland

71. Determining viability of porcine mycoplasmal pure cultures using a redox indicator
Boh Chang Lin

72. A combination vaccine strategy. Improving ADG from weaning to finish
Paul Lawrence

73. Flexible adjuvants for combined live Aujesky's disease and inactivated swine influenza vaccines
Sophia Bingling Xu

74. The prospects of selection for social genetic effects to improve welfare and productivity in pigs
John Eggert

75. Nutritional requirements of immunologically castrated (IC) barrows
Daniel Nelson

1:00 - 5:15 PM

Sunday Concurrent Session #1: Student Seminar
1:00 - 5:15 PM
Session co-chairs: Alex Ramirez and Maria Pieters

Sponsored by ZOETIS

The effects of tulathromycin injectable solution on reducing the transmission of swine respiratory pathogens from sows to wean pigs
Timothy Pearson, University of Tennessee

1:15 Correlation between aggression and cognitive bias in gestating sows
Sindumani Manoharan, University of Pennsylvania

Evaluation of diagnostic sampling techniques used in the farrowing house to increase sensitivity of detection and sequencing of influenza A virus (IAV-S) in swine
Ryan Strobel, University of Minnesota

1:45 Assessing and ranking sow farm biosecurity within a production system
Brent Sexton, Iowa State University

2:00 Effect of administering tulathromycin to IAV-S positive weaned pigs to control swine respiratory disease
Kathleen Wood, North Carolina State University

2:15 Characterization of shedding and viremia in naive or vaccinated replacement gilts given 1-7-4 RFLP PRRS live virus inoculation
Taylor Engle, Virginia-Maryland Regional CVM

2:30 Evaluation of a second iron supplementation and the use of zinc oxide in the prevention of iron-deficient anemia in young pigs
Eric Perrin, University of Guelph

2:45 BREAK

3:15 Viral ecology determined by metagenomic sequencing within multisourced swine markets located in the SE United States
Olivia Myers, North Carolina State University

3:30 Effect of herd closure on the pattern of Mycoplasma hyosynoviae and Mycoplasma hyorhinis infection
Alyssa Anderson, University of Minnesota

3:45 Vesicles, hoof lesions, and severe lameness in commercial finishing pigs in the United States
Scott Radke, Iowa State University

4:00 Evaluation of Salmonella Typhimurium fecal shedding in pigs vaccinated with Salmonella Choleraesuis-Typhimurium vaccine via drinking water and challenged four weeks later
Quynn Steichen, Kansas State University

4:15 Evaluation of the effect of shipping and handling of oral fluid samples on detection of influenza A virus in swine by PC
Victoria Foerster, Iowa State University

4:30 Use of topical spray containing lidocaine to mitigate pain in pigs undergoing castration
Sara Davenport, University of Pennsylvania

4:45 Residue depletion profile of ampicillin trihydrate in cull sows
Christine Mainquist-Whigham, Iowa State University

5:00 Characterization of genomic and pathogenic changes of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus after serial passages in cell culture
Holly Salzbrenner, Iowa State University

5:15 Session concludes

Sunday Concurrent Session #2: Industrial Partners
1:00 - 4:45 PM
Session chair: Daniel Kovich

1:00 Comparison of the detection of PRRSV antibodies from oral fluids using a commercial PRRS oral fluids assay and the modified PRRS X3 overnight protocol
Christa Goodell

1:15 Descriptive study of swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD) elimination and prevention in a genetic multiplication system in North America
Jean Paul Cano

1:30 Ambitine: A late finishing intervention
Dan McManus

1:45 Biometrics - Intelligent sensors for swine production
Guido Klement

2:00 Xylanase reduces wean to finish mortality; potential mechanisms of action
David Nolan

2:15 A novel PCV2 qPCR and PCV2 ELISA. Powerful tools to monitor PCVAD
Alex Eggen

2:30 Advances in PRRS vaccination strategy: Vaccination schedules alternating MLVs and KVs increase efficiency
Francois Joisel

2:45 BREAK

3:15 Improved swine influenza virus A (SIV-A) strain selection method affords cross-protection against heterologous challenge in the face of maternal antibodies
Paulraj Lawrence

3:30 An effective vaccination program. Utilizing a killed PRRSV and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccine
Justin Kuecker

3:45 The future of swine for research and xenotransplantation is here
Rexanne Struve

4:00 The use of the Zephyr EXL for the humane euthanasia of neonate swine
Andrew Grist

4:15 Safety and efficacy of a porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2, killed) and Mycoplasma hyopnuemoniae (M hyo, bacterin) vaccine
Wei Lu

4:30  Utilization of commercial female data in maternal genetic improvement programs
Douglas Newcom

4:45 Session concludes

Sunday Concurrent Session #3: Industrial Partners
1:00 - 4:45 PM
Session chair: Megan Inskeep

1:00 Porcilis® Ileitis: 20-week duration of immunity against Lawsonia intracellularis challenge
Erin Strait

1:15 Estimation of the economic value of the productivity differences following a change in porcine circovirus type 2 and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccines in growing pigs using historical production data
Derald Holtkamp

1:30 Circumvent® PCV M G2: PCV2d challenge study and field production data update
Brad Thacker

1:45 Effectiveness of avilamycin (KavaultTM) for reducing the incidence and severity of colibacillosis in post-weaned pigs
Tom Marsteller

2:00 Effectiveness of tilmicosin phosphate (Pulmotil® AC) for controlling respiratory disease associated with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in swine in the presence of porcine reproductive and respiratory
syndrome virus (PRRSV)
Chris Puls

2:15 Genetic strategies to improve piglet quality
Caitlyn Abell

2:30 Evaluation of efficacy, safety and stability of a novel adjuvant system in conventional and advanced vaccine platform technologies for use with various antigens in swine vaccines
Timothy Miller

2:45 BREAK

3:15 Establishing Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae herd status classification criteria for breeding herds
Lucina Galina

3:30 Evaluation of Fostera® PRRS cross-protection against a contemporary Linage 1 (RFLP 1-7-4) PRRS virus
Jose Angulo

3:45 Comparison of immunological response, shedding profiles, and production performance between Fostera® PRRS and Ingelvac PRRS®MLV in the face of a heterologous PRRSV challenge
Scott Dee

4:00 Field evaluation of the intranasal route as an alternative for administering Streptococcus suis and Haemophilus parasuis bacterins
Randy Jones

4:15 Quantitative assessment of prevalence and severity to understand impact of Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product (SynGenX®) in a herd with endemic K88 and Salmonella post-wean
Sarah Probst Miller

4:30 New discoveries for injectable fat-soluble vitamins for sows and piglets
Rob Stuart

4:45 Session concludes

Sunday Concurrent Session #4: Industrial Partners
1:00 - 4:30 PM
Session chair: Dwain Guggenbiller

1:00 Comparative efficacy evaluation of two modified-live PRRS vaccines
Reid Philips

1:15 Evaluation of PRRSV infectious dose in vaccinated pigs
Reid Philips

1:30 PCV2 vaccine cross-protection: Identification of isolates in successfully vaccinated field cases
Brian Payne

1:45 Innovative polymeric adjuvant for PCV2 vaccination
Sophia Bingling Xu

2:00 Herd health management solutions - the future is now!
J. Tyler Holck

2:15 Evaluation of an RNA particle vaccine against porcine epidemic diarrhea in both naïve sows and previously exposed gilts
Kimberly Crawford

RNA particle vaccines: Bringing solutions to emerging and rapidly mutating pathogens
Channing Sebo

2:45 BREAK

3:15 Spermatotoxic potential of insemination lubricant
Chris Kuster

3:30 Effect of induction of farrowing following OvuGel® and SFTAI on farrowing performance, timing of parturition and piglet survivability
Paul Yeske

3:45 New generation live intranasal PRRSV vaccine
Federico Zuckermann

4:00 A novel approach to classifying porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus - MJ PRRS® technology
Keith Kinsley

4:15 Experimental infection of US swine with China origin PRV (HeN1 variant)
Sabrina Swenson

4:30 Session concludes


GENERAL SESSION: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Collaboration and Teamwork
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Program chair: George Charbonneau

8:00 Howard Dunne Memorial Lecture
Emergence of Brachyspira hampsonii in western Canada: A collaborative success
John Harding

Alex Hogg Memorial Lecture
Whose shoulders are we standing on?
Peggy Anne Hawkins

10:00 BREAK

10:30 Neonatal immunology and vaccinology: Timing is everything
Dick Hesse

11:00 Fair Oaks Pig Adventure: Public perception of what we do
Megan Inskeep

11:30 On-farm welfare audits: Preparing  your clients
Chris Rademacher

12:00 It’s about us, not me! Communication, cooperation, coordination and collaboration
Dale Polson


Monday Session #1: Swine Enteric Coronaviruses
2:00 - 5:30 PM
Session chair: Chris Rademacher

2:00 Review of PEDV disinfectant research
Derald Holtkamp

2:25 PEDV in feed
Steve Dritz

2:50 PEDV prevalence
Bob Morrison

3:15 BREAK

3:45 PEDV outbreak management
Sara Hough

4:10 PEDV gilt acclimatization
Pete Thomas

4:35 PEDV vaccination
Trevor Schwartz

5:00 Panel discussion
Paul Yeske, Pete Thomas, Sara Hough, and Joe Connor 

 Session concludes

Monday Concurrent Session #2: PRRS, Mycoplasma, and Influenza
2:00 - 5:30 PM
Session chair: Mark Engle

2:00 PRRS epidemiology: Data from the swine health monitoring project
Bob Morrison

2:25 PRRS: emerging isolates
Chad Smith

2:50 Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae elimination
Paul Yeske

3:15 Gilt acclimation options for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infected breeding herds
Matthew Turner

3:40 BREAK

4:10  Mycoplasma hyosynoviae: Sample collection and findings from diagnostic case review
Paisley Canning

4:35 Interspecies movement of influenza A viruses
Marie Culhane

Considerations for vaccines against influenza A virus
Amy Vincent

5:30 Session concludes

Monday Concurrent Session #3: Antibiotic Use: 2017 and Beyond
2:00 - 5:30 PM
Session Chair: Sam Holst

2:00 Current status of GFI 213 and VFD rule
Jennifer Koeman

2:20 Implementing the VFD rule: Feed company perspective
Ronny Moser

2:40 Implementing the VFD rule: Practitioner perspective
Paul Ruen

3:00 Pork production without antibiotics
Jessica Risser

3:20 BREAK

3:50  Antibiotic use in practice
Laura Bruner

4:10 Treatment decision trees
Locke Karriker

4:30 Considerations for preserving antibiotic use
Mike Apley

4:50  Roundtable Q&A
All speakers

5:30 Session concludes


GENERAL SESSION: Emerging Disease Response
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Session chair: George Charbonneau

8:00 Emerging disease response: Global roadmap but local drivers
Corrie Brown

8:30 Modeling the transboundary risk of PEDV: Introduction of the virus to the US from China via       contaminated feed ingredients in the presence or absence of treatment
Scott Dee

9:00 The next one! A Canadian vision for emerging disease preparedness
Doug MacDougald

9:30 Swine Health Information Center (SHIC): Enhancing our preparedness
Paul Sundberg

10:00 BREAK

10:30 Lessons learned from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)
Craig Rowles

11:00 Keep your feet on the ground but stick your head in the “cloud”
Rodger Main

11:30     Roundtable Q&A
All speakers

12:00 Session concludes