Deals with the diseases of animals, animal welfare, etc.
AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by Maurice Cottman, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. This episode of Have You Herd is sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Visit this link to find out more about the BRD solutions available from Merck Animal Health. Cottman presented at the 56th AABP Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. in the Veterinary Practice Sustainability session, chaired by Dr. Lauren Mack. AABP members can view presentations from all AABP conferences by clicking on the purple cow head logo at the bottom of any AABP webpage or downloading the free “BCI Mobile Conference” app from your device's store. Cottman discusses his experiences at the conference, including his surprise at the amount of milk AABP members drink!We discuss culture and cultural competency and how it relates to bovine practice, both in understanding caregivers who work on beef and dairy farms as well as associates and staff in veterinary practices. Cottman discusses initiatives at universities to increase diversity, as well as recognizing barriers that some students have in applying for and attending veterinary school. He offers some advice for having difficult conversations about identity and how to not be adversarial or hostile when a mistake is made so that we can improve understanding between all of us. He also asks each of us to give our fellow humans grace when it comes to these conversations so we can continue to understand and accept our differences. Finally, he shares some of the adversity he has faced in his new position and how he faced those challenges.Books that discuss these issues:White Fragility – Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiangeloWhite Like Me – Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim WiseHow to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. KendiSay the Right Thing – How to talk about Identity, Diversity and Justice by Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow
Cities like St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth and Bloomington have city council seats up for grabs, and some are choosing a mayor as well. And the Minnesota Board of Animal Health has confirmed avian influenza at a commercial egg laying operation with 940,000 chickens in Wright County.Those stories and more in today's evening update from MPR News. Hosted by Jacob Aloi. Music by Gary Meister.
AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by Dr. Hans Coetzee, Professor and Head, Anatomy and Physiology at Kansas State University, and Dr. Lowell Midla, technical services veterinarian for Merck Animal Health. Coetzee reviews why pain and fever management are important in cattle and the challenges associated with managing pain in cattle. He reviews the NSAID options that are available and the process for achieving FDA approval for a pain indication. We also discuss labor and human considerations for pain management and use of flunixin transdermal solution. Midla discusses the recent FDA approval of Banamine Transdermal for a claim that gives dairy veterinarians a new NSAID option for lactating cows and the reasons Merck Animal Health brought this product to market. We discuss that routes of administration for flunixin products that are not on the label can cause severe tissue damage as well as lead to violative meat and milk residues. Banamine Transdermal received the claim for control of fever associated with acute mastitis in lactating dairy cattle with a 48-hour milk discard and eight-day preslaughter withdrawal period. Midla reviews the evidence for the rapid effectiveness and duration of the transdermal route of administration compared to the IV route. He also discusses reasons for not administering the product in periparturient cows and encourages veterinarians to thoroughly review product label information. Finally, he reviews some of the research demonstrating a reduction in fever in cows with acute mastitis compared to controls. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR BANAMINE® TRANSDERMAL. NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Milk that has been taken during treatment and for 48 hours after treatment must not be used for human consumption. Cattle must not be slaughtered for human consumption within 8 days of the last treatment. Not for use in replacement dairy heifers 20 months of age or older or dry dairy cows; use in these cattle may cause drug residues in milk and/or calves born to these cows or heifers. Not for use in beef and dairy bulls intended for breeding over 1 year of age, beef calves less than 2 months of age, dairy calves, and veal calves. Do not use within 48 hours of expected parturition. Approved only as a single topical dose in cattle. For complete information on Banamine® Transdermal, see accompanying product package insert. LINKS:BANAMINE® TRANSDERMAL | Merck Animal Health USA (merck-animal-health-usa.com) (click "View Product Label" when on this page)Effects of a single transdermal administration of flunixin meglumine in early postpartum Holstein Friesian dairy cows: Part 1. Inflammatory and metabolic markers, uterine health, and indicators of painSchmitt et al JDS 2023 Effects of a single transdermal administration of flunixin meglumine in early postpartum Holstein Friesian dairy cows: Part 2. Milk yield, culling risk, and reproductive performanceSchmitt et al JDS 2023The effects of periparturient administration of flunixin meglumine on the health and production of dairy cattle.Newby et al JDS 2017
Kirby begins with a description of the mechanism of amylase-enhanced corn. The amylase is located in the kernel and, once activated by temperature change, works to increase the digestibility of the starch. A small amount of activation is thought to occur during silage fermentation, with further activation once it reaches the rumen. This paper evaluated digestibility and milk production in cows fed corn silage made from a hybrid with the amylase-enhanced gene compared to the same hybrid without the genomic enhancement. (4:51)The experiment was designed as a factorial with four treatments combining the two different types of silage with either 25% or 30% starch in the total diet. Only the silage was amylase-enhanced, not the corn grain that was fed. Kirby expected the amylase-enhanced silage group at 25% starch to perform best because he expected some subclinical rumen acidosis and potentially some feed intake issues at the higher dietary starch concentration. (9:09)The experiment was eight weeks long, consisting of a two-week covariate and then a six-week feeding period with 11 cows on each of the four treatments. Blood and milk samples were collected weekly. Total tract digestibility was evaluated twice over those six weeks, once soon after silage harvest (approximately 40 days) and again six weeks later to evaluate whether the impact or efficacy of the enhanced starch enzyme changed over time. (13:29)One surprising result was that the two silages had different in vitro NDF digestibility during week one of the feeding period. The amylase-enhanced silage had higher fiber digestibility even though the genomic enhancement is for starch digestibility. Kirby is unsure of the mechanism but hypothesizes that the amylolytic enzyme may free up some simple sugars or polysaccharides that allow microbes to have greater action and more energy available to digest fiber. By week six, the in vitro NDF digestibility of the two silages was essentially the same (15:09)Kirby mentions that if he could do this experiment again, he would do a longer-term study for 12 or 18 weeks and start feeding the silage as green chop right away to evaluate if ensiling takes away some of the benefits of the amylase-enhancement. (19:02)From the production data, the alpha-amylase enhancement didn't provide a benefit, but a fairly consistent benefit of additional dietary starch was observed, including increased feed efficiency, increased energy-corrected milk, and increased milk protein yield with few to no interactions in these results.Kirby also would like to have some data looking at the impacts of these types of diets on fresh cows since the cows in this experiment averaged 160 days in milk at the start of the feeding period. (24:11)The alpha-amylase-enhanced silage did not impact body weight, body condition, or feed intake. Kirby anticipated that the higher starch-fed cows would experience greater body weight gain in the later lactation period, but he observed the opposite. At the end of the study, an interaction was observed for feed intake where the high starch cows ate a little less - around three pounds. This resulted in a difference in feed efficiency for the high starch cows, where their intake decreased, but they maintained milk production. (25:29)Bill asks if the feed efficiency data was adjusted for the difference in body weight change, but Kirby responds that it was just gross feed efficiency, milk over feed. Bill wonders if that adjustment would make the two groups' feed efficiencies closer together, where it's more of a difference in how nutrients are being partitioned rather than a difference in feed efficiency (27:26)Another follow-up experiment Kirby would like to conduct is another factorial with the enhanced silage variety and the non-enhanced combined with a higher and lower rumen degradable protein concentration. (35:16)Bill wonders if this experiment was conducted with silage at a later maturity, say 40-42% dry matter, would the amylase have a bigger effect? Kirby thinks there is a chance that as the kernel dries down, the amylase may have a greater impact. (38:53)Kirby's take-home messages for the audience are to consider the amylase-enhanced gene as an approach to bridging an inventory challenge gap from year to year and not to avoid dietary starch due to worries about subclinical inflammation. Kirby's paper can be found here: https://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(23)00309-0/fulltextPlease subscribe and share with your industry friends to bring more people to join us around the Real Science Exchange virtual pub table. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
In a perfect world, cattle could get all their nutrients from the plant...but in most situations, those nutrients are missing in our forages. Tune in to this episode of The Dirt with Dr. Daniel Rivera, Director and Associate Professor at the Southwest Research & Extension Center, as he answers the question: "How should a grower go about selecting a good mineral?" To discover the latest crop nutrition research visit nutrien-eKonomics.com
Did you know that the quality of meat is affected by the genetic output of the animal, how the animal is reared, and the nutritional status during production? That's right Mzansi! And in this episode, Khomosto Mashiloane, Transformation Facilitator at Red Meat Industry Services (RMIS) share some valuable insights as to why your animals need to be in a state of perfection when it comes to their overall health.
Matt McGlasson, DVM, CVPM, is a passionate, customer-focused leader in the Animal Health industry with over 17 years of experience in leading multiple hospitals through creative clinic management, professional development, and quality improvement. He has a successful track record of establishing innovative care systems, mentoring programs, and social media marketing initiatives to boost brand awareness and humanize Veterinary Medicine. Within his current role as chief medical officer, he built and rolled out a mentoring program to help the transition for first-year doctors, including effective goal-setting, communication skills, financial advising from a CFP, doctor best practices, and other personal and professional development topics. McGlasson is a Certified Fear Free Practitioner, Certified “Cat Friendly Veterinarian” by AAFP, and a member of the AVMA, VHMA, and AAFP. He currently serves as the Northern Kentucky Representative on the Executive Board of the KVMA and serves on the Veterinary Advisory Board for BasePaws, and the Editorial Advisory Board of dvm360 magazine. As a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, he represents a group of fewer than 40 DVMs in the United States with the CVPM certification. His articles have been featured in dvm360 magazine and he has spoken at national veterinary conferences on the topics of practice management, practice culture, and finding joy in veterinary medicine. In 2022, he was awarded the Veterinary Hero Award in the category of Practice Management from dvm360. Throughout McGlasson's career, he also seeks to bring personality and fun to the animal health industry. He has redefined methods for content development and education within the industry by operating engaging veterinary-themed social media accounts and amassing over 1.2 million followers with well over 150 million video views. McGlasson is passionate about growing and supporting the future leaders of our profession. He believes that veterinary professionals will thrive if given the opportunity to be a part of a healthy culture and have continuous support.
Hornless cattle were once the poster animals for a gene-editing revolution, until the FDA found a pesky mistake in their DNA. In this episode, we go to a California research farm to explore unintended consequences.Clarification: The FDA has an established process for researchers to request authorization to put animals with investigational genomic alterations, including those made with CRISPR, into the food supply. But the FDA does not issue orders to incinerate those animals. The cattle at the heart of this story were ultimately incinerated. Interviews:Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Extension Specialist: Animal Biotechnology and Genomics, Department of Animal Science, University of California DavisHer 2022 study "Animal Health and Food Safety Analyses of Six Offspring of a Genome-Edited Hornless Bull."Dr. Alexis L. Norris, Division of Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Center for Veterinary Medicine, The Food and Drug AdministrationCreditsA CRISPR Bite is supported by the Jean Monnet Network, which is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union through the GEAP-3 Network of scientists. More about our project here. This podcast does not reflect the views of our funders. This podcast was co-written and hosted by Dr. Lauren Crossland-Marr. Our executive producer is Corinne Ruff. She co-wrote, edited and produced the show. Jake Harper edited this episode. The show was sound designed and engineered by Adriene Lilly. Aaron Crossland made our theme music. Rachael Marr designed our logo. Legal support from New Media Rights and marketing help from Tink Media. Maya Tsingos fact checked this episode.Thank you to the GEAP-3 team! Special thanks to Matthew Schnurr, Klara Fischer, and Glenn Stone for their support and advice on this podcast. Leave a 5-star rating and review of this episode on Apple podcasts to help us spread the word. Have more to say? Email us at email@example.com. Follow for updates on Instagram @acrisprbite
Guests: Dr. Paul Fricke and PhD Candidate Megan Lauber, the University of Wisconsin-MadisonDr. Fricke starts this episode by describing the long-term negative trend for reproductive performance in dairy cows that took place from the mid-1950s to around 2000. The reversal of this trend is due to the use of genomics to select for fertility and the use of synchronization and fertility programs in dairy cows. (6:07)Dr. Fricke explains the high fertility cycle starts with a change in body condition. Observations from the late 1980s and early 1990s showed that cows who calved at a higher body condition and lost condition after calving had worse reproductive performance than cows who calved at a lower body condition and did not lose as much condition after calving. This is known as the Britt Hypothesis. (13:27)Paul describes studies aimed at finding the mechanism of action for differences in fertility. One study split cows into groups based on performance in a superovulation and embryo flushing protocol. Cows who gained body condition after calving had the best quality embryos, while cows who rapidly lost condition and didn't gain it back had very poor quality embryos. (18:50)In another experiment, cows were body condition scored at calving and 21 days later to measure postpartum condition change. All cows were on a double ovsynch fertility protocol. About 40% of cows lost condition over that time period, 35% maintained condition, and 25% lost condition, but milk production was the same for all. This implies that cows gaining or maintaining condition were eating more feed than those losing condition. Cows who lost condition after calving had a 25% conception rate. Cows who maintained condition had around a 40% conception rate, and cows who gained condition after calving had over 80% conception. These differences were not dependent on the synchronization protocol. (21:18)Megan said many large farms are starting to body condition score cows at calving and 21-30 days after calving to measure and manage this. She also said cows who lose are less fertile and have a higher pregnancy loss than cows who maintain or gain condition post-calving. In a study where cows who lost three-quarters of a condition score or more from dry off to 30 days in milk had a 25% conception rate, while cows who maintained or gained body condition over that same time period had over 50% conception. (26:24)One of Megan's studies found cows bred with sexed semen who were submitted to a double ovsynch fixed-time protocol showed a 6-7% advantage compared to cows submitted to AI after estrus detection. The entire treatment effect was observed in cows who lost the most condition after calving. (33:18)Paul and Megan encourage dairy producers to body condition score cows at dry off, at freshening, and 21-30 days after that. If cows are losing a large amount of condition, that could be playing a critical role in reproductive performance. In addition, the first test, fat-to-protein ratios, also tells a story about fat mobilization. A cutoff of over 40% might indicate that cows are mobilizing body fat and losing condition rather than going up to the bunk to eat to drive milk production. (40:03)Megan and Paul said that taking a herd from a low fertility cycle to a high fertility cycle includes an aggressive reproductive management program, evaluating somatic cell count and mastitis to ensure those aren't impacting fertility, and taking a critical look at the nutrition program, including grouping cows with different rations. (46:54)Megan's final thought for the audience is that having cows in the high fertility cycle with aggressive reproductive management to increase our reproductive performance really gives us a lot of power. Managing cow body condition score drives profitability and allows a lot of opportunities. (1:01:05)Paul concludes that over his 25 years on faculty at Wisconsin, he's lived through the whole reproduction revolution in the dairy industry. Right now, the high fertility cycle is the big barrier to the performance on dairies, but this is very doable. If you get herds into the high fertility cycle, everything is easier. Cows are healthier. Milk production is great. Reproduction's good. (1:01:55).Please subscribe and share with your industry friends to bring more people to join us around the Real Science Exchange virtual pub table. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
What is it like being a podcaster in a niche inside a niche? Four different podcasters come together in this episode all with podcasts about the veterinary medical field have different styles and unique perspectives. The Veterinary Innovation Council helped us attend the Veterinary Innovation Summit organized by the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), so we could learn and meet to talk about innovation in vet med and podcasting, which I like to think is a little innovative in the veterinary industry as well. We talk about what we learned about the Veterinary Innovation Summit and why we are podcasters. We also talk about some podcasting strategies, so I hope this very special episode is useful to other podcasters who may not even be veterinary or animal-related. This conversation still highlights a mission of the Vet Life Reimagined podcast and that's about being curious about possibilities and finding things that allow you to thrive and enjoy what you do. One thing I love about podcasting is the many people I get to meet and the relationships I am building. In this episode, you will hear:
UPDATE: Last week, we spoke with Heather Ballard, an animal rescuer and activist for animal rights. She's with a non-profit organization called Rescue NL. Ballard talked about changes she'd hoped would be made to the province's Animal Health and Protection Act. She had communicated about those changes during a meeting last year with the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture. CBC asked for an interview with the minister, but we got a written response from the department instead.
On today's AOA, powered by Cenex Premium Diesel, we start the show with Jesse Allen taking a look at ag news headlines. In Segment Two, we discuss what is happening in the markets including what it might take to push grains higher with Naomi Blohm, Senior Market Advisor at Total Farm Marketing. Next up in Segment Three, we discuss the current outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and discuss tips to mitigate the spread with Michael Crusan, Communications Director with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Then in Segment Four, we learn about new USDA grapevine insurance with Josh Smart from insurance brokerage Hub International.
In this episode, Niall asks the thought-provoking question: Should You Go To Jail For Animal Cruelty? This topic arises from a recent news article detailing the legal consequences for a family's acts of cruelty to animals.Three family members, Mr. Michael Reilly (27), Mr. Martin Reilly Snr (43), and Ms. Katherine Reilly (71), received jail sentences totaling 13 months after pleading guilty to a combined eight charges under the Animal Health and Welfare Act (AHWA) 2013. These charges were in relation to 17 dogs and 10 puppies found in distressing conditions on their property in Co Tipperary.The court heard harrowing details of the dogs' living conditions, which included being chained, housed in a metal cage, cattle trailer, and a corrugated shed. The animals suffered from neglect, lack of clean drinking water, and various health issues.Additionally, the podcast incorporates the case of an 89-year-old woman who was sentenced to 20 months in jail for persistent cruelty to animals. Despite being banned from owning animals, she ignored the order and continued to subject animals to horrifying conditions.Niall opens up the lines to callers, where diverse opinions emerge. Some argue that cruelty to animals is a serious matter that warrants legal consequences, including imprisonment. Others, like Steve, point out the alleged hypocrisy of condemning animal cruelty while consuming meat, raising questions about society's treatment of animals in various contexts.Join the conversation as Niall delves into this challenging issue, exploring different perspectives and their implications.
Can animal welfare practices be related to gut health, and how can improvements in gut health contribute to overall animal welfare?Joining Feedstuffs' Ann Hess today to share her expertise on animal welfare is Dr. Jennifer Walker. Dr. Walker is Co-Founder and Chief Animal Welfare Officer at Kinder Ground and Director of Quality and Care for Danone North America where she is responsible for managing milk quality from farm to factory gate as well as the development and management of Danone North American's industry leading animal welfare program.You can hear more from Dr. Walker and many other experts for FREE at the virtual Kemin Intestinal Health Symposium – Sessions are available for on-demand viewing now. Register and access today at www.kemin.com/symposium.For more information, on this and other topics, we invite you to visit our websites - www.Feedstuffs.com, and www.NationalHogFarmer.com. While you are there be sure to check out our digital editions and our new Feedstuffs 365 platform.
HPAI is typically spread by wild birds during spring and fall migrations. Michael Crusan, communications director with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, talks about a couple of the most important biosecurity measures growers should have in place.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
My guest represents the North American Meat Institute, and their mission is to Help meat and poultry companies nourish people with animal protein around the world.NAMI or the Meat Institute supports the businesses processing meat and poultry, and their supplier partners, that sustainably nourish families around the world. It is the largest trade association representing processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry.More than 350 companies, of all sizes throughout North American operate more than 800 USDA inspected plants and account for more than 95 percent of United States output of meat and poultry products.And we are talking about hot dog Etiquette today, so, when preparing to eat a hot dog, do you put hot dog toppings between the hot dog and the bun or just the dog? https://hot-dog.org/ https://meatinstitute.org/http://www.yourlotandparcel.org
10-3-23 AJ DailyMake Your Mark in “Building an Angus Legacy!”Adapted from a release by Katelyn Engel, Angus Communications R-CALF USA Applauds Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement in New FTC and DOJ Merger Guidelines Adapted from a release by Jaiden Moreland, R-CALF USA NCBA Secures Passage of Key Animal Health Priority Adapted from a release by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Registration Open for 2024 American Farm Bureau Convention Adapted from a release by American Farm Bureau Federation Compiled by Paige Nelson, field editor, Angus Journal. For more Angus news, visit angusjournal.net.
In this episode of the VetMed Mind:We had the opportunity to meet Dr. Krista Williams and Sandra Coleman, two wonderful representatives from LifeLearn Animal Health, which is one of the preferred vendors of Veterinary Growth Partners. Rachel thoroughly enjoyed her conversation with them, where they discussed LifeLearn Animal Health's passion for continuous learning and creating valuable content. It was fascinating to gain insight into the tireless efforts they put in to provide pet parents with accurate and up-to-date information.To learn more about LifeLearn Animal Health go to https://www.lifelearn.com/While you are on their website, take a look at Sophie 3.0 which now includes Vetcalculators! It's pretty cutting-edge technology for veterinary teams. The VetMed Mind is a podcast project about sharing inspirational stories, lessons, and successes from the fantastic people of the veterinary industry.
It is that time of year once again... the Fall Conference Season! Every industry has its own set of important trade shows and meetings, but for the Pharma, biotech and bioanalytical industries, these conferences are an opportunity for the planet's leading experts to get together and share the newest ways to heal the world. With October almost upon us, Dom and John discuss the upcoming conferences in our industry, and why it might be worth your time to find yourself at more than one of them - it might even be a chance to meet Dom and John there!"The Weekly Bioanalysis" is a podcast dedicated to discussing Bioanalytical news, tools and services related to the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical and Biomarker industries. Every month, KCAS will bring you another 60 minutes (or so) of friendly banter between our two finest Senior Scientific Advisors as they chat over coffee and discuss what they've learned about the Bioanalytical world the past couple of weeks. The Weekly Bioanalysis is brought to you by KCAS.KCAS is a progressive growing contract research organization of well over 250 talented and dedicated individuals with growing operations in Kansas City, Doylestown, PA, and Lyon, France, where we are committed to serving our clients and improving health worldwide. Our experienced scientists provide stand-alone bioanalytical services to the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Animal Health and Medical Device industries.
Today, the Safari settles down in Nashville to talk to a whole lot of people about the incredible experience we all shared at the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians 2023 Conference! We talk with Dr. Meredith Persky of the Jacksonville Zoo about the importance of the conference, how her episode with me actually helped me out at this conference, and so much more! Dr. Taylor Gregory of the Greensboro Science Center is here to laugh about us not recognizing each other because of panda cubs, share the incredible unique paths into becoming a zoo vet, and how your perspective changes from conference to conference. Julie Best of the AAZV is here to talk about the logistics of putting a conference like this together. And then Sydney Kirk of the Wild Animal Health Fund comes on to talk about the amazing experience had at Zoo Day, and how a bunch of vets and Brad Paisley teamed up to raise a ton of money for WAHF! EPISODE LINKS: www.aazv.org @aazvzoovets @aazveducation @wildanimalhealthfund ROSSIFARI LINKS: www.rossifari.com @rossifari on socials @rossifaripod on TikTok patreon.com/rossifari to support the pod @rossifari on Venmo for one time donations
Before discovering homeopathy, Susanna worked in Medical Research at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Virginia Medical Schools in the USA. Her lifelong interest in spirituality however, led her to Scotland where she completed a postgraduate degree in Theology at St Andrews University as well as postgraduate work at Harvard Divinity School. Midway through her theological training she was introduced to homeopathy. After a great personal response to treatment she decided to pursue formal training in homeopathy with the National Center of Homeopathy (USA) and The College of Homeopathy in London in the 1980s. Before migrating to NZ in 1991, she established a free children's clinic in rural Kent and practiced at the South London Natural Health Centre in Clapham where her special interest in perinatal homeopathy began -- many of her clients were pregnant women and she worked closely with birth educators and midwives at that time. In 1991 Susanna arrived in NZ, began teaching at Wellington College (WCOH), Hahnemann College in Auckland and Bay of Plenty College of Homeopathy (BOPCOH) in Tauranga. That same year, she co founded a journal for the NZ homeopathic profession: Homeopathy NewZ and set up Selene Homeopathics— to supply quality homeopathic remedies to the profession and community. She was an editor and co-director of these until 1994 and 1998 respectively. In the 1990s Susanna continued to practice homeopathy and extend her tertiary education and management skills. In 1991, Susanna registered with and joined the Executive of the NZ Institute of Classical Homeopathy and was appointed Dean of BOPCOH. She served on the NZICH Exec until 1996 and when the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths (NZCH) was formed in 1999, became an Exec, serving til 2006 and then again from 2009-2012. She was awarded the Life Membership of the NZCH in 2015 . In the early 90's, Susanna established practices in Taupo and Wellington while teaching at WCOH and BOPCOH. From 1994-2012 she served on the NZQA Expert Panel on Homeopathy (which became the Homeopathy Profession Advisory Board in 2008); this group wrote the NZQA Unit Standards for homeopathy and developed the NZQA National Diploma and in 2008 reviewed these and established agreed training standards for the profession. At BOPCOH she pioneered comprehensive distance education in homeopathy with College founder Greig Follas—initially via VHS, then DVD creating the platform for comprehensive online learning options. In 1995, Susanna settled in Tauranga, became Principal of BOPCOH. She strongly fostered collegiality between NZ homeopaths and overseas colleagues presenting cases and papers at professional conferences in NZ, Australia and USA. Susanna led the College to many significant milestones:accreditation with the NZQA; approval by the Ministry of Education (MOE) for student loans and allowances and approval of the College's Diploma of Homeopathy in Animal Health by NZQA and MOE. In 2004, Susanna was a guest tutor in homeopathy at Hong Kong University and later that year became owner and Principal of Sydney College of Homeopathic Medicine (SCHM). From 2004-2008 Susanna was Principal and CEO of both BOPCOH and SCHM and managed the NSW registrations and approvals of the Sydney College during that time. In 2008, Susanna's duties re-focused to NZ when she was appointed Director of Operations NZ for Endeavour College of Natural Therapies which includes ongoing duties as Principal of BOPCOH. From 2012-2020 Susanna took a 'sabbatical' from homeopathic teaching and management. During that time she co-owned and operated a successful VIP Toursim business based in the Port of Tauranga (NZ) catering to International cruise ship visitors. She returned as Director of the College of Natural Health & Homeopathy (CNHH) in 2021 to help steer the College in its next chapter of growth. Susanna's vision for the profession has been and remains, “to have the highest level of homeopathic treatment available to the greatest number of people (and animals); at a reasonable cost to the consumers and a professional level of remuneration to the practitioners”. She sees the College as a key player in this vision as it works with the wider community to make it happen. Susanna is happily married to Karen. She is proud co-parent of two successful and happy adult children and has been blessed by the love of many companion animals over the years. Main hobbies are sustainable food and wine, travel, wellness and following the All Blacks Rugby Union team.
AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by Dr. Miriam Martin, Director of Animal Health and Welfare and the North American Meat Institute, and Dr. Michael Kleinhenz, Clinical Associate Professor in Dairy Cattle Production at Texas A&M Vero for this episode to discuss the paper that was published in the Journal of Dairy Science that was the result of the cattle welfare research grant through the AABP Foundation. This episode of Have You Herd? is brought to you by Merck Animal Health. When your clients come to you with a BRD issue, turn to the experts at Merck Animal Health. Merck Animal Health stands behind you, so you can stand behind your clients. With a broad portfolio of vaccines, antibiotic solutions, monitoring technology and a leading technical service team – they're here to help you tackle BRD with confidence.Visit this link to discover the Merck Animal Health portfolio of anti-infectives for your cattle health solutions. We start our conversation by discussing a typical dehorning protocol on beef and dairy farms as well as methods for providing local anesthesia to the horn bud. The objective of this study was to determine if the duration of analgesia could be extended using additional anesthesia and analgesia protocols in calves that were scoop dehorned. All treatment groups received a cornual nerve block with lidocaine and the four treatment groups included an additional infiltration around the horn bud with ethanol, lidocaine alone, lidocaine with meloxicam, and a bupivacaine liposome suspension. Martin discusses the outcome variables they tested and walks us through how these measurements were performed by the investigators. The results indicated that none of the treatments extended the duration of analgesia based on the outcomes measured, however it did emphasize that multimodal analgesic therapy with a local anesthetic and oral meloxicam is the gold standard by working synergistically and providing a longer duration of analgesia. Martin also discusses the opportunities for future research in pain management in cattle, including investigating products and procedures that are practical regimens to extend the duration of analgesia for a variety of painful procedures and conditions. This project was funded by the AABP Foundation through the welfare research grant program. The AABP Foundation funds clinically relevant research that may not have the opportunity for funding through other sources. Please consider donating to the AABP Foundation research projects so that future projects that benefit cattle veterinarians, producers and cattle have the opportunity for funding. Please consider a donation to the AABP Foundation to help fund these research projects by visiting this link. Comparison of lidocaine alone or in combination with a local nerve block of ethanol, bupivacaine liposome suspension, or oral meloxicam to extend analgesia after scoop dehorning in Holstein calves. Miriam Martin, Michael D. Kleinhenz, Abbie V. Viscardi, Shawnee R. Montgomery, Charley A. Cull, Kelly F. Lechtenberg, and Johann F. CoetzeeJDS Communications May 2022https://doi.org/10.3168/jdsc.2021-0178 AABP Foundation Cattle Welfare Grant Funded Projects AABP Foundation Competitive Research Grant Funded Projects
AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by Dr. Wrenn Calcutt who graduated from Virginia Tech College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. This podcast is supported by Merck Animal Health and the Bovilis Vista Once SQ vaccine. To find out more information, visit this page. Calcutt provides some guidance for veterinarians who are seeking new associates from the perspective of a student and a recent graduate looking for their next job. One thing that she discussed is the desire for millennials to have a job where they can make a difference and that is what she found attractive about food animal medicine. Veterinarians can learn from this and support and encourage students who do not have a farm animal or rural background but want to have a professional career in food animal medicine. We discuss the job posting and details about what employers should include in a job posting such as where to post your job, what makes a good job description, providing a salary or salary range, and listing the benefits offered. The top three things Calcutt wants to see in a job posting are the species break-down the associate will see and cases seen, the number of doctors in the clinic and on-call schedule, and the salary and benefits spelled out clearly. She also encourages employers to reply promptly to an applicant and send an offer letter with details prior to the in-person interview so the potential associate can review it prior to arriving. We also discuss that after the job is accepted, employers should provide communication and a defined mentorship plan to improve the success of retention of the associate. Making sure that what was offered in the job is actually what the associate is doing on a day-to-day basis is an important part of job satisfaction. AABP members can post available jobs for free at https://aabp.org/jobs/jobs/default.asp. Listing can be updated to reflect some of the tips available in this podcast!
We love our animals, small and large. So do those professionals who help us care for them. Christine Staten, DVM is a large animal veterinarian and owner of Adobe Veterinary Center, specializing in small and large animals. She also mentors those new to the profession. During more than thirty years of practice, she has seen many changes both in the science side and business side. She chats with Russell and Alan about those changes and her concerns about the future of veterinary medicine.
Stacy Pursell, founder of the Vet Recruiter, joins Dr. Andy Roark to talk about common pitfalls in negotiating for a new job. LINKS: The Vet Recruiter: https://thevetrecruiter.com/ Dr. Andy Roark Exam Room Communication Tool Box Team Training Course: https://drandyroark.com/on-demand-staff-training/ Dr. Andy Roark Charming the Angry Client Team Training Course: https://drandyroark.com/charming-the-angry-client/ Dr. Andy Roark Swag: drandyroark.com/shop All Links: linktr.ee/DrAndyRoark ABOUT OUR GUEST: Stacy Pursell is an executive search consultant or executive recruiter serving the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession for 25+ years. She is a workplace/workforce expert and a Certified Employee Retention Specialist. She is hired by the world's leading Animal Health and Veterinary employers to find top talent while at the same time helping Animal Health and Veterinary professional take the next strategic move in their career. Stacy is also the host of The People of Animal Health Podcast.
Starting off with a description of Antibody Drug Conjugates (or ADCs, for short), Dom and John dive into this field of the industry and discuss the ways these services have changed over time and even how they've changed recently. They review the role of ADCs in meeting some of the unmet medical needs in oncology and the way they're changing the effectiveness of some of the most modern drugs being developed. The evolution of ADC design for approved medications and indications make it clear that Antibody Drug Conjugates will be a big part of our industry for a long time."The Weekly Bioanalysis" is a podcast dedicated to discussing Bioanalytical news, tools and services related to the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical and Biomarker industries. Every month, KCAS will bring you another 60 minutes (or so) of friendly banter between our two finest Senior Scientific Advisors as they chat over coffee and discuss what they've learned about the Bioanalytical world the past couple of weeks. The Weekly Bioanalysis is brought to you by KCAS.KCAS is a progressive growing contract research organization of well over 250 talented and dedicated individuals with growing operations in Kansas City, Doylestown, PA, and Lyon, France, where we are committed to serving our clients and improving health worldwide. Our experienced scientists provide stand-alone bioanalytical services to the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Animal Health and Medical Device industries.
Guests: Dr. Jim Drackley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University & Dr. Jim Quigley, CargillOur Real Science Exchange pubcast always has leading scientists and industry professionals discussing the latest ideas and trends, and tonight we have three distinguished guests. Dr. Jim Drackley, Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, and Dr. Jim Quigley join us to discuss the weaning period and why it can be so traumatic for dairy calves.Dr. Drackley leads off by describing that this topic is popular because it's still a problem. The advantages of feeding more milk during the milk feeding period are clear, but there can be system failure around the weaning transition from large amounts of milk to starter. There's often some slump in growth or even calf loss in some cases. (04:40)Dr. Drackley emphasizes the importance of a properly texturized feed, starch content in calf starter, weaning age, and feeding too much hay which leads into a discussion about the importance of butyrate over propionate in rumen development. (05:31) Dr. Quigley tackles the idea of weaning age and rumen development, stating that research has found NDF digestibility isn't mature until the calf has reached a threshold of about 15 kilograms of cumulative NFC intake. The latest NAHMS study suggested a typical weaning age in the industry of about nine weeks and this usually coincides with the NFC threshold (10:39)Dr. Van Amburgh suggests that patience may be lacking when it comes to the weaning transition. Research shows taking more time to transition from milk to solid feed in a stepwise manner can lessen or remove the post-weaning performance lag. (19:41)Dr. Van Amburgh goes on to reiterate the importance of butyrate production in rumen development and that the inclusion of simple sugars into calf starters rather than high levels of starch are beneficial. (21:26)Dr. Drackley then reaffirms the importance of a gradual transition from milk given the cow's natural lactation curve. A calf would be receiving less and less milk each day, not an abrupt shift to a different diet which often is not mimicked in weaning transition programs. (25:18)Dr. Morrow gives the veterinarian perspective and agrees with the panel that a proper weaning transition program could take away a lot of the respiratory disease impacts on post-weaning performance. (27:14)The panel shifts to speak to the long term impacts of a poor weaning transition program. Dr. Drackley emphasizes calves who experience disease have both lower longevity and lower milk production in the herd. (29:26)Dr. Van Amburgh cites European research that showed if nutrition from weaning on didn't achieve target body weights at certain stages of physiological development, reproductive efficiency was decreased as a heifer and as a lactating cow. (30:13) Each panelist gives an overview of the “perfect” calf weaning program. Dr. Quigley emphasizes a slow transition with high diet quality before and after weaning (32:46)Dr. Van Amburgh further underlines the importance of calf starter diet quality, focusing on simple sugars and amino acids, rather than starch and crude protein (37:29)Dr. Drackley focuses on the fact that digestive tract development is allometric during this time in the calf's life, where the digestive tract develops at a faster rate than the rest of the body. Ensuring the calf has adequate nutrition to support this growth is imperative, and is an important focus for future research. (41:37)Dr. Van Amburgh suggests that changing the way starter is presented to calves so they know it's feed is critical because they may not be in an environment where they can learn from others. (48:18)The panel wraps up with one piece of advice for calf weaning programs: be patient! (50:33)Please subscribe and share with your industry friends to bring more people to join us around the Real Science Exchange virtual pub table. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to email@example.com. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
Volunteer Wheat Concerns How to Handle Dead Livestock Pests in Landscape and Garden 00:01:05 – Volunteer Wheat Concerns: Beginning today's show is K-State's Kelsey Andersen Onofre, Sarah Lancaster and Romulo Lollato as they discuss concerns with volunteer wheat. Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus: Early Control of Volunteer is Crucial K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab 00:12:05 – How to Handle Dead Livestock: Kelsey continues the show and conversation about volunteer wheat as she reviews resources for producers. We are then joined by Brian Lubbers from K-State's college of veterinary medicine with information about the importance of a plan when it comes to handling dead livestock. KDHE - Livestock Waste Management Kansas Department of Agriculture - Division of Animal Health 00:23:05 – Pests in Landscape and Garden: K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd finishes today's show as he discusses several pests that are currently active in the home landscape and garden, including squash bugs, blister beetles, cucumber beetles and squash vine borer. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast. K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan
With Ari in Minnesota hanging out with a certain cool bird show crew, Chris is pleased to welcome back Greg Peccie, Director of Animal Health and Welfare at Riverbanks Zoo! Building on our conversation from when Greg was last on the show (Episode 95, for those keeping score), we dive into the challenge of hiring, retaining, and developing people at a time when our industry is undergoing a lot of change. We discuss navigating the modern job application and interview process, the importance of "right fit" and being ok when you're not it, the crucial differences between discipline and accountability, why leaders should avoid the temptation to create clones, the six things all leaders have to do to drive a successful culture, and why we should be careful to not condemn all zebras. Have a question you'd like us to answer, a topic you'd like us to discuss, or a suggestion for someone you think should be a guest on the show? Let us know at email@example.com! --------------------------------- The TEC Talk Podcast is proud to be sponsored by Audible.com! To support the show and get a free 30-day trial of everything Audible has to offer, visit http://www.audibletrial.com/tectalk- thanks Audible!
Guests: Emmillie Boot and Dr. Ramon Malheiros, North Carolina State University; Catherine Fudge, University of Georgia; Dr. Lisa Bielke, North Carolina State University; Kyle Venter, University of Pretoria; Letecia Orellana Galindo, Auburn University; and Dr. Ken Bielke, Mississippi State University; Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia, PA; Cara Cash and Dr. Giri Athrey, Texas A&M University.Today's episode was filmed at the 2023 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA and is the second podcast of two from PSA. Balchem's technical team chose abstracts of interest from the meeting and those researchers are our guests today. We kick off the show with Emmillie Boot and Dr. Ramon Malheiros from North Carolina State University. Emmillie's research compared bell drinkers and gender-specific (different lines for roosters and hens) nipple-type drinkers for broiler breeders. She looked at the differences between egg production, egg fertility, and rooster fertility between nipple drinker lines and bell drinker lines. The major takeaway was that egg fertility was higher in the nipple drinker lines at the end of the flock cycle. (01:46)Emmillie's abstract is titled: “Comparison of bell drinkers and gender-specific nipple type drinkers, without catch cups, on broiler breeder fertility and egg production”Our next guest is Catherine Fudge from the University of Georgia. Catherine is working to develop a histomoniasis infectious model for broiler breeders. Her lab is an Extension lab and a grower made an interesting observation that whenever he would place cedar shavings in his house, he noticed a drop in his insect population, and insects carry histomoniasis into chicken or turkey houses by way of a vector. Catherine began to evaluate this via benchtop experiments investigating the ability of cedar shavings and cedar extract to repel darkling beetles. (07:20)Catherine's abstract is titled: “Evaluation of cedar products against Histomonas meleagridis in vitro”Next up is Dr. Lisa Bielke from North Carolina State University. Dr. Bielke presented research about the use of feed additives such as probiotics, symbiotics, organic acids, or essential oils as a way to prevent disease in poultry with the result being less antibiotic use. She emphasized that if birds are sick, and antibiotics are needed, then the birds should be treated with antibiotics, but that prevention is also key to bird health. (15:18)Lisa's abstract is titled: “Role of Feed Additives for Improving Health and Controlling Disease in Poultry”Our fourth guest is Kyle Venter from the University of Pretoria. His research focuses on reducing dependence on rock phosphate by improving the digestibility of phosphorus in feed ingredients. Kyle pointed out that once phosphorus digestibility has been maximized from the diet, then one should formulate to the bird's actual calcium and phosphorus requirements on a digestible basis, rather than using a total calcium, available phosphorus system. (23:12)Kyle's abstract is titled: “Evaluating the efficacy of three commercial phytase enzymes based on broiler performance and production economics” Next in the lineup are Leticia Orellana Galindo from Auburn University, and Dr. Ken Bielke from Mississippi State University. Their research evaluates egg translucency and color intensity with egg quality parameters. Hatchability is a major issue in the broiler industry and previous research found that less translucent eggs had higher hatchability and darker color intensity eggs also had higher hatchability. In this abstract, Leticia evaluated the relationship between translucency and color intensity with internal and external egg quality parameters. (31:05)Letecia's abstract is titled: “Relationship between eggshell translucency and color intensity with egg quality parameters on broiler eggs”When in Philadelphia, what better guest to have than Dr. Benjamin Franklin? Ben tells us about his scientific research regarding electricity and lightning and gives a perspective on agriculture in his day. (45:23)Our final guests are Cara Cash and Dr. Giri Athrey from Texas A&M University. Cara's research is data analysis based and she modeled the impact that decreasing broiler breeder fertility could have on broiler production, the climate, and the economy. Her model predicts that declining fertility could result in large increases in the amount of feed required for broiler production and the amount of greenhouse gasses created by broiler production. (49:14)Cara's abstract is titled: “The Effects of Broiler Breeder Fertility on Global Food Security”Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode of the Real Science Exchange! If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
Guests: Andy Vance, PSA; Dr. John Halley, J. Halley Poultry Consulting; Addison Elstner, Texas A&M University; Dr. Chasity Pender, DSM Nutritional Products; Dr. Valentina Caputi, USDA-ARS Poultry Production and Product Safety Research Unit; and Dimitri Malheiros and Dr. Ken Anderson, North Carolina State UniversityToday's episode was filmed at the 2023 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Balchem's technical team chose abstracts of interest from the meeting and those researchers are our guests today. We kick off the show with Andy Vance, Executive Director of the Poultry Science Association. Andy speaks to the growth of the conference, the presentations and attendance and reinforces that the Poultry Science Association exists to advance science in the poultry industry. (01:20)Our second guest is Dr. John Halley with J. Halley Poultry Consulting. John conducted an industry survey about how companies handle data. Are companies digitizing data or just staying with what they've been doing? John's presentation covered how data flows through poultry companies today, as well as where we may be going in the future. (05:56)John's abstract was titled: “Current Data Insights and Practices for a Poultry Nutritionist”Next on the guest roster is Addison Elstner from Texas A&M University. Addison's research objective was to use a different basal diet than traditional corn and soy to stress birds with high inclusions of other cereal grains. This effort was to create a preliminary model of different cereal diets and their impact on intestinal health, performance and animal welfare. This preliminary work builds a foundation for the addition of feed additives and enzymes to those nontraditional diets in the future. (12:04)Addison's abstract was titled: “Phase ingredients change in the diet formulation as a possible model to test feed additive efficacy in broiler chickens” Our fourth guest is Dr. Chasity Pender from DSM Nutritional Products. Her abstract presented data compiled over the past year for vitamin A recovery levels. The DSM internal laboratory had samples of broiler, broiler breeder vitamin premixes, and broiler and broiler breeder feeds. With those samples, they measured vitamin A recovery levels and evaluated the variation in the different feedstuffs. (15:09)Chastity's abstract was titled: “Evaluation of Vitamin A Recoveries in Broiler and Broiler Breeder Premixes and Finished Feeds”The next guest in our lineup is Dr. Valentina Caputi with the USDA-ARS Poultry Production and Product Safety Research Unit in Fayetteville, Arkansas.The main objective of her research is to look for alternatives to antibiotics to fight the carriage of foodborne pathogens in the poultry industry. Dr. Caputi's specific expertise is the study of the enteric nervous system, which is the nervous system that is intrinsic on the gut wall and is distributed throughout the overall gastrointestinal tract. Her abstract evaluated how heat stress during the pre-harvest stage of poultry production affects the enteric nervous system, the intestinal microbiota, and overall gut health and how this can predispose the animal to be susceptible to colonization by a food pathogen, such as salmonella or campylobacter. (21:34)Valentina's abstract was titled: “Heat stress induces regional-dependent modulation of aquaporin 4 expression in the enteric nervous system of broiler chickens”Lastly, we are joined by Dimitri Malheiros and Dr. Ken Anderson, from North Carolina State University. Dimitri's research assessed cage densities during the pullet rearing phase. While other previous studies focused on increased stocking densities, Dimitri and Dr. Anderson wanted to focus on lower stocking densities to evaluate if pullet welfare would be improved in less dense cages. (32:42)Dimitri's abstract was titled: “Influence of cage rearing density on pullet growth parameters and fearfulness.”Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the additional highlights from the 2023 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in future podcast episodes. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to email@example.com. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
Less than 1 percent of startups in the world are funded by venture capital, yet venture remains the focus for many seeking to advance innovation. Today's guest is a veteran of the venture capital community and is here to shed more light on the role of venture and share a few tips for startups and big companies alike. Ting Gootee, CEO of TechPoint, joins us to talk capital connectivity in startups, big companies investing to create strategic product consolidation and how the venture community is evolving in the Midwest at large. Ting also talks about investor interest in agbioscience and driving momentum using the customer voice. As the past Chief Investment Officer at Elevate Ventures, she lays out quick tips for entrepreneurs getting ready to make their first pitch including and how to create an “aha” moment rather than a “so what” moment. Ting also lays out for big companies the benefits of working with startups and entrepreneurs to expand their portfolio of solutions and looks ahead at agtech and its acceleration in Indiana.
AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by Merck Animal Health Technical Services Veterinarian Dr. Deana Hardee for this episode to discuss uses of florfenicol in cattle practice. We start this episode with a brief overview of the different classes of antimicrobials used in cattle and how they might fit into a bovine respiratory disease (BRD) protocol. Hardee discusses how florfenicol might be used as a first-line treatment after following a post-metaphylactic interval that used a macrolide. Florfenicol is not used in human medicine and has a long history of use in cattle.Hardee also provides some tips to help producers understand its use and the value of following protocols provided by the veterinarian of record. We discuss the importance of reviewing preventive herd health plans to prevent diseases such as BRD and decrease its risk although all cases are not preventable. Hardee reviews the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)and their application for treatment of BRD and its effects on the animal. Florfenicol has other uses as well, such as treatment of foot rot in cattle. Finally, we review some of the research that Hardee has been involved with on antibiotic resistance and the judicious use of antibiotics on cattle operations. AABP would like to thank Merck Animal Health for support of the Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards providing 18 veterinary students with a $5,000 scholarship administered by the AABP Foundation at the AABP Annual Conference. Links:Nuflor Injectable SolutionResflor Gold Merck Veterinary Manual Use of Phenicols in Animals
Guests: Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira from Virginia Tech and Dr. Bill Weiss from The Ohio State UniversityA Journal Club podcast is a staff and fan favorite, and joining us for today's Journal Club is Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira from Virginia Tech and Dr. Bill Weiss from The Ohio State University. Dr. Ferreira will be discussing his paper about including alfalfa in multigravida Holsteins. Dr. Ferreira starts with an overview of his research and said that he did a preliminary trial in Virginia Tech and saw that the urine pH was being decreased by using a product called polyhalite. (5:36) Dr. Weiss pointed out that the study had a fair number of clinical hypocalcemia, about 10-15%, which is high. (27:39) Dr. Ferreira said that in testing the polyhalite, he included between 400-500 grams per cup per day. And everything was going well in the case of Calcium Chloride; it is stronger, so you can add less and have the same acidification process. (37:03) Dr. Ferreira wrapped up by encouraging people doing research not to get stuck in a theory. Sometimes you need to get out of the box and try different things. (48:45) You can find Dr. Ferreira's paper here: https://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(23)00170-4/fulltextPlease subscribe and share with your industry friends to bring more people to join us around the Real Science Exchange virtual pub table. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
There will be more than 13,000 job openings annually across the U.S. for data scientists until 2031 – that's according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics who also shares the median wages for those jobs will be more than 100,000 dollars. These numbers are big and they are across agbioscience. Dr. Sofia Brandariz Zerboni, Senior Data Scientist with Bayer, joins us to share her perspective on the opportunity and new partnerships making data science more accessible to companies and students across the Midwest. Sofia talks about data science informing better decision making, Bayer's approach to innovation and the average day of a data scientist in agbioscience. She gets into the company's partnership with The Data Mine at Purdue University and enabling students from various backgrounds to understand the application of data science in the agbioscience. Diving into data making a better world, Sofia shares her advice for young people considering their career and agbioscience being a good fit for them.
Today's episode was filmed at the American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Joining us are the ADSA organizers and research winners to discuss their projects. Dr. Clay Zimmerman is our co-host this week. Our first guests are Dr. Corwin Nelson, University of Florida and Kari Estes, Balchem. Dr. Nelson is the overall committee chair for the conference and said more than 1,300 abstracts were submitted. Of those, 1,254 were accepted to present at the ADSA conference. (1:44) Ms. Estes, who was a poster judge mentioned she looks for the aesthetics of the poster, but was also impressed with the rigor of research, especially with the winning posters. (5:22) Our next guests are presentation winner, Ursula Abou-Rjeileh, Michigan State University and her advisor, Dr. Andres Contreras, Michigan State University. Ursula is a second-time winner and her research focuses on the effects of fatty acids on lipid accumulation and mitochondrial function in the post-partum phase. Her research showed that supplementing oleic acid with pulmonary acid, especially post-partum means cows don't lose a lot of body weight. Her presentation name is Oleic acid promotes lipid accumulation and improvesmitochondrial function in bovine adipocytes.(10:11) Our third set of guests includes master's poster winner Corienne Gammariello, The Ohio State University - Wooster and her advisor Dr. Ben Enger, The Ohio State University - Wooster. Corienne spoke about their research methods and how unique they were. She used dead bacteria and was able to elicit an immune response of an udder half, they used a split udder design model. Her poster title is Killed Staphylococcus aureus intramammary challengeinduces subclinical mastitis and clear changes in milk composition but not milk yield.(15:11) Next, we have Richard Lobo, winner of the Ph.D poster contest, from the University of Florida. Richard's research was trying to replace soybean milk with algae. He saw that replacing 100% of soybean meal results in no fermentation. (20:15) More research is needed, because it is not yet known if protein that was not degraded in the rumen is going to be degraded later on, and absorbed. So we are still in the process of understanding how to use these protein sources with dairy cows. His poster title is Utilization of algae biomass as a partial replacement forsoybean meal in the diet of dairy cows in vitro. (21:25) Our last guests are Luke Quian, Cornell University and Connor McCabe, University of California Davis, who are the President and Vice President of the GSD (Graduate Student Division) at ADSA. Connor said that scientific presentation is a large reason to attend ADSA, but there are equal benefits and opportunities through networking, career development and professional pieces. (28:52) Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the additional highlights from the 2023 ADSA Annual Meeting in future podcast episodes. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to email@example.com. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
Renewable fuels and oils – those made from plants – are expected to grow more than tenfold in the next decade in the U.S. alone. Today's guest is a veteran of the industry and has a unique view of the role plants and agbioscience can and will play in the energy transition. Doug Berven, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at POET, join us to talk about the company's evolution from family farm struggling to make it to 35 years later being the largest bio-processor in the United States -- and the largest biofuels producer in the world. Doug also talks about the opportunity at the intersection of biofuels and fossil fuels, electrification's role in the energy transition and getting more resources from the surface of our land rather than from the center of the Earth. He also talks about the potential for agriculture globally being currently untapped, creating market conditions for countries dependent on agriculture to succeed with biofuels and our ability to feed the world (and then some) while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change through the production of biofuels. What can we learn from ethanol's emergence in the early 2000s? Doug dives into its rejuvenation of rural America, expanding that impact globally and what's ahead for this growing piece of the agbioscience economy (including the opportunities for decarbonization).
Guests: Dr. Billy Brown, Kansas State University; Dr. Heather White, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Kelli Brost, University of Illinois; Dr. Jim Drackley, University of Illinois; Dr. Sergio Martinez Monteagudo, New Mexico State University; Jair Parales Giron, Michigan State University; Tess Stahl, University of New Hampshire; Dr. Pete Erickson, University of New Hampshire; Dr. Vinicius Machado, Texas Tech UniversityToday's podcast is the second podcast filmed at the American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Joining us are researchers with abstracts of interest chosen by the Balchem technical team.Our first guests are Dr. Billy Brown, Kansas State University, and Dr. Heather White, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Brown said results from feeding choline in utero showed no differences in the weight of the animal or ribeye areas, but they did have greater marbling, which is exciting. (4:19) Dr. Brown's poster title is: Effect of in utero choline exposure on Angus × Holstein carcass characteristicsOur second guest is Dr. Sergio Martinez Monteagudo from New Mexico State University. Dr. Martinez Monteagudo mentioned that while upcycling is not new and is used in other industries, it is more difficult to do in the food industry. Dr. Martinez Monteagudo turned lactose into something more used, sweeteners. Dr. Martinez Monteagudo's presentation title: Upcycling strategies of dairy byproducts and waste for value-added applications.Next up is Kelli Brost and Dr. Jim Drackley, both from the University of Illinois. Kelli found in her research that there is an effect on cow's milk protein and fat percentages when looking at summer versus non-summer seasons. When you look at winter versus non-winter or winter versus summer, she saw the exact opposite. (27:50) Kelli's Poster title is: Relationships between birth and calving season on first lactation performance of Holstein dairy cows in the Midwestern USANow, we're hearing from Jair Parales Giron from Michigan State University. Jair's research showed that fat has different effects from a low or high-starch diet. He also recommended that if you can't have a high-energy or low-starch diet, fatty-acid supplementation could work. Jair's presentation title is: Fatty acid supplementation interacts with starch content to alter production responses during the immediate postpartum in dairy cowsJoining us next are Tess Stahl and Dr. Pete Erickson from the University of New Hampshire. Tess studied the effects of a DCAD diet on Jersey cows. she found that minus 40 cals without and with nicotinic acid or niacin were equally feed efficient. And then there was a decrease with the minus 80. So she assumes that minus 80 is too harsh of a DCAD. (54:24)Tess' poster title is: Evaluation of colostrum quantity, quality, and bioactive compounds from Jersey cows fed two concentrations of dietary cation-anion difference with or without nicotinic acid and its effect on calf performanceLastly, we have Dr. Vinicius Machado from Texas Tech University. Dr. Vinicius didn't have any solid conclusions in his research but did notice that raising beef-on-dairy calves takes a different focus and approach than dairy cows or traditional beef cows. Throughout his portion, he hypothesizes what some options are. (1:38) Dr. Vinicius Machado's presentation title is: Management of beef-on-dairy calves: Should we raise them differently?Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the additional highlights from the 2023 ADSA Annual Meeting in future podcast episodes. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
Jennifer Lasley, a senior program manager at the World Organisation for Animal Health in Paris, France, and Sarah Gregory discuss global veterinary diagnostic laboratory equipment and their implications for pandemic preparedness.
Dr. Tim Evans, a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and of the The American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, joins Dr. Andy Roark to talk toxins! Dr. Evans tells stories from practice as a toxicologist as he walks through the most common nephrotoxins we see in veterinary medicine today. This episode is not to be missed! This episode is brought to you by Hill's Pet Nutrition and the Hill's Veterinary Academy LINKS: The Hill's Veterinary Academy is a one site solution for educating the entire veterinary team. On the HVA, you can find FREE RACE CE from leading specialists and experts, patient-centric education beyond nutrition and flexible, on-demand content that fits your schedule. Hill's Veterinary Academy: https://na.hillsvna.com/ To learn more about the nutritional management of pets with kidney disease, check out the Chronic Kidney Disease Inside Scoop video on Hill's Veterinary Academy. This video shows you how Hill's new Prescription Diet k/d ActivBiome+Kidney Defense uses the gut-kidney axis to help pets with kidney disease. Chronic Kidney Disease Inside Scoop video: https://na.hillsvna.com/en_US/resources-2/view/87 ASPCA Pet Poison Control Pet Poison Helpline ABOUT OUR GUEST: Dr. Tim Evans is a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and of the The American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. Dr. Evans was the Toxicology Section Head in the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Missouri for almost twenty years, until November 1, 2022, and he now wears several new hats at the University of Missouri, including Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, MU College of Veterinary Medicine Public Engagement & Continuing Education Coordinator, and MU Extension Specialist in Animal Health & Veterinary Toxicology. Dr. Evans received his DVM from the University of California, Davis in 1982, and he earned both his MS (1996) and PhD (2002) from MIZZOU. He has been described as “intimidatingly enthusiastic,” especially when it comes to teaching veterinary professional students, and he was recognized as the April 2009 Nerd of MIZZOU and Nerd of the Year in 2010. Dr. Evans was also recognized as a William T. Kemper Fellow for Excellence in Teaching in 2013 and was MIZZOU's 2015-2016 recipient of the Governor's Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Evans also has a superhero alter ego, THE ANTIDOTE, the enemy of ALL things toxic, who periodically makes appearances in the classroom. Tim has been married to his extremely patient wife, Debbie, for 41 years, and they have two adult children, Andreya and William.
Guests: Omid McDonald, Vodkow; Andres Ortega & Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University; Matheus Santos & Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro, University of Guelph; Dr. Faith Reyes, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Mariana Marinho and Dr. José Santos, University of Florida; and Dr. Alex Tebbe, Purina MillsToday's episode was filmed at the American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Joining us are researchers with abstracts of interest chosen by the Balchem technical team.The first guest is Omid McDonald, founder of Vodcow, the chosen drink at tonight's pubcast. Vodcow is made with a dairy byproduct called milk permeate. The sugar is fermented and turned into alcohol, with which they make vodka and blend it with Canadian Cream. (4:11) Our second guest is Andres Ortega and Dr. Mike Van Amburgh from Cornell University. In Andres's research, to represent mp, they tried to show metabolizing all proteins and break that down into the individual essential and nonessential amino acids. They created two diets; one that met all of the MP requirements and one that didn't. Based on the difference of MP there, they knew how much they would infuse. (12:07) Andre's presentation is titled: Abomasal infusion of essential and non-essential amino acids to evaluate energy and amino acid utilization, productive efficiencies, and metabolism in lactating dairy cattle. Next in our lineup are Matheus Santos and Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro from the University of Guelph. Matheus' research found that lower feed intake and greater body weight had a less positive energy balance. A negative energy balance can lead to high immunosuppression and development of clinical disease. (24:14) Matheus' poster is titled: Prepartum feed intake level is associated with transition metabolism and subsequent milk production in dairy cows. Our third guest is Dr. Faith Reyes from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Faith said that in dairies, we would like to see decreased competition. Previous literature has shown a linear relationship when you increase the stocking density leads to increased competition. In her research, Dr. Faith found that there was the most competition at a two-to-one stocking density. (35:02) Faith's research is titled: Individual feeding consistency across stocking densities and feed efficiency in lactating cows. Joining us now is Mariana Marinho and Dr. Jose Santos from the University of Florida. Mariana mentioned that more efficient cows have improved rumination per kilogram of intake. More efficient cows also have lower pH and more concentration of ammonia nitrogen. With the findings from her research, Mariana suggests that the site of digestion plays a more important role in differentiating more efficient versus less efficient cows. (52:45) Mariana's presentation is titled: Associations between residual feed intake(RFI) and digestibility or hepatic mitochondrial respiration in Holstein cows. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the additional highlights from the 2023 ADSA Annual Meeting in future podcast episodes. Lastly, we are joined by Alex Tebbe from Purina Mills. Alex is focused on transition cows, both the dry period and fresh period and how they are so influential to the cow's long-term performance. Alex said that we could hone in on the nutrition of dry cows and fresh cows to produce a lot of milk in the future. (59:52)Alex's presentation is titled: Dairy nutrition to improve feed utilization - Recognizing the contributions of ADSA Fellow Dr. Bill Weiss beyond prevention of metabolic diseases: Feeding transition dairy cows for optimal performance. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to email@example.com. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.
The intersection of human health and agbioscience is one rarely discussed, but it is one that is delivering innovation that may save lives. Today's guest is long-time human health leader who is turning to agbioscience to develop a solution that could transform the way doctors care for patients with chronic, traumatic or surgical wounds. Andy Eibling, President and CEO of GeniPhys, joins us to talk about his journey from Eli Lilly to the leading the startup that inspires him to continue learning. He also talks about GeniPhys solving a problem that the human body cannot: producing collagen to aid the remodeling process that comes from injury, surgical wounds and more. Andy gets into the opportunity for GeniPhys to cross into multiple verticals, how the agbiosciences help the company to source their collagen and working alongside Indiana's 5th nationally ranked pork production industry to make this a statewide success story. He also gets into GeniPhys' fundraising to date and their plans for refining the manufacturing process, adding talent to their team and what's ahead as they grow and scale.
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Analyzing the performance of publicly traded companies provides unique insight into what's happening in the global market and a view into what could be ahead for both public and private companies. That's certainly true in agbioscience with public companies including John Deere, Case, Corteva, Elanco and many more reporting quarterly results. Joining us today is an expert in analyzing public company performance. Kristen Owen is Executive Director, Equity Research at Oppenheimer - a full-service brokerage and investment bank. Kristen gets into what an equity researcher does, her focus on agbioscience (hint: it's expansive) and big trends that are emerging in our current economic cycle. She also talks about allocating capital where it can make a difference, informing investment decisions and the application of technologies in other spaces to drive agbioscience innovation forward. In a time where inflation is high, supply chains are flimsy and challenges loom, agbioscience is finding the opportunity for new technologies and innovation in the space. How does Kristen see this cycle of innovation driving forward? Kristen sees opportunity for mature technologies, finding scale and moving from single-opportunity innovation to being multi-faceted solutions. She also talks plant science, sustainability and continuing to do more with less. Lastly, she talks about other industries shaping the future of agbioscience and vice versa, acquistions and what's ahead for our industry.
The swine industry is currently facing some real economic challenges. Joining us from World Pork Expo to provide perspective on the industry and what is driving this economic uncertainty, as well as thoughts on how long it might last is Dr. Matt Ritter, Sr. Vice President Research & Development with United Animal Health. This episode of Feedstuffs in Focus is sponsored by United Animal Health, a leader in animal health and nutrition. You can learn more about United Animal Health and how they are working to advance animal science worldwide by visiting the website at UnitedANH.comFor more information, on this and other topics, we invite you to visit our websites - www.Feedstuffs.com and www.NationalHogFarmer.com. While you are there be sure to check out our digital editions and our new Feedstuffs 365 platform.
Guests: Dr. Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University and Dr. Jim Drackley, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignOur Real Science Exchange pubcast always has leading scientists and industry professionals discussing the latest ideas and trends, and tonight we have two very well-known guests. Dr. Lance Baumgard and Dr. Jim Drackley join us to discuss cow management and the dogma that has developed over the years. Dr. Baumgard kicks off by explaining the dogma of the transition period - two metabolites reduce the animal's immune system and predispose them to health disorders. (5:38) Dr. Drackley continued by saying he was influenced by research that could show in a clinical case of ketosis, there is an underlying subclinical, perhaps inflammatory pressure, causing the problem. (20:39) Dr. Baumgard mentioned utilizing ketones comes at a metabolic disadvantage: a loss of energy. So what could cows be doing if they're able to increase their feed intake enough so they don't have to make ketones? (27:18) Dr. Drackley said the million-dollar question is if inflammation is the key, what do we do about it? How do we prevent it or treat it? (31:38) Dr. Baumgard explained his thought process is that if even healthy cows have some level of immune activation going on in the transition period, some of this subclinical hypocalcemia that's occurring in the transition period could be caused by immune activation. (43:50)Dr. Drackley said as we select for high-milk production, perhaps part of that is enhanced ability to use ketones. The idea of a tenant of high milk production is you've got the time of lower insulin and high growth hormone driving lactation. Those are all tied up with genetic selection. (46:40) Dr. Baumgard wrapped up by saying from a producer or veterinarian perspective, it's easy to treat and get out, but what really needs to take place is a full examination; where did this immune activation come from? (54:56)Please subscribe and share with your industry friends to bring more people to join us around the Real Science Exchange virtual pub table. If you want one of our new Real Science Exchange t-shirts, screenshot your rating, review, or subscription, and email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your size and mailing address, and we'll get a shirt in the mail to you.