’19 Pork Master Scott Dee: Protecting Our U.S. Pork Population

The Dutch Postimpressionist painter Vincent van Gogh once said, "I would rather die of passion than boredom." For U.S. pork producers and the global swine industry, it's a good thing Scott Dee also embraces that philosophy; after all, it was often boredom that led him to some of his most profound research discoveries. [Source: National Hog Farmer 16 May 2019]

"I must have a 10-year itch," says the director of research at Pipestone Veterinary Services.

During his 32-year career in microbiology and swine veterinary medicine, it was that itch and an innate inquisitive nature that often drove Dee to take the road less traveled and find answers to some of the industry's most perplexing challenges. We now know that subpopulations in the breeding herd can spread viruses, that air filtration can stop the spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, and that viruses such as foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever can survive in feed in a journey from halfway around the world to the heart of America.

For these contributions and many more, Dee has been chosen as one of the 2019 Masters of the Pork Industry.

Congratulations Dr. Dee!

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