The Poultry Podcast Show - #15 - A guide to creating a successful poultry veterinary practice the poultry podcast show Nov 28, 2022

What comes to your mind when someone talks about poultry veterinary practice? Well, I know it can be a broad term. The method of poultry veterinary medicine includes all aspects of preventing, managing, diagnosing, and treating diseases, disorders, and injuries in animals. And during practice, we...

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The Dairy Podcast Show - #12 - Research with fermenters: how does it affect the dairy industry? the dairy podcast show Nov 28, 2022

When we talk about dairy research, the key to unlocking some answers for questions such as the importance and function of protozoa in the rumen environment and in methane mitigation can lie with fermenters. Today’s guest, Dr. Benjamin Wenner, breaks down the topic and sheds some light on...

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The Beef Podcast Show - #1 - How to increase beef production profitability? the beef podcast show Nov 23, 2022

What determines the success of a beef farm? There are a lot of answers to that question, including animal health, welfare, nutrition, reproduction, and overall performance, environment and facilities, costs and profits, and the people involved in all of these processes. So preparing students to...

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Swine Health Blackbelt #29 - Novel monophasic salmonella - what it means to producers by Dr. Fernando Leite the swine health blackbelt Nov 21, 2022

There has lately been an increased prevalence of a new salmonella serotype in the US. This monophasic serotype is one of the most prevalent and can be a concern for producers if pigs become infected. In today's episode, I talk with Dr. Fernando Leite about his work with a vaccine for this...

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The Poultry Podcast Show - #14 - The challenge of extensive housing systems for laying hens the poultry podcast show Nov 21, 2022

Dealing with extensive housing systems for laying hens is no easy task, and changing the production system is just as hard. Lately, we’ve been seeing some movement towards conversion from conventional systems to alternative cage-free systems for laying hens, which has been driven by...

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The Dairy Podcast Show - #11 - Animal welfare: the bridge between customers and the dairy industry the dairy podcast show Nov 21, 2022

Society's expectations towards the dairy industry have been dramatically changing in the past few decades. Consumers not only demand that the products have high quality, but they also want to know that they are produced in an appropriate and respectful way towards the animals. As the dairy...

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The Dairy Podcast Show - #10 - Do we really know how the rumen microbiology works? the dairy podcast show Nov 14, 2022

The rumen is probably the most important machinery that drives cows’ production and health, yet there remains a lot that is unknown of how the rumen actually works. Mimicking the rumen environment in in vitro systems has been an important tool to understand rumen microbiology. Dr....

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The Poultry Podcast Show - #13 - Is there room for improvement in poultry reproduction? the poultry podcast show Nov 14, 2022

The standard method for assessing fertility involves counting the sperm penetration holes in the inner perivitelline layer or measuring sperm mobility. However, little is known about the proteins involved in either assessment. Nutrition is also an important aspect of poultry reproduction, and...

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Swine Health Blackbelt #27 - How much does social stress affect pigs? by Andrea Luttman the swine health blackbelt Nov 07, 2022

As we all know, pigs, just like humans, are susceptible to stress. Too much stress on a pig can cause it  to grow poorly and have more health complications. In today’s episode, I talk with Andrea Lutman about her work measuring stress factors in piglets at weaning, and working to...

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The Dairy Podcast Show - #9 - How can we improve dairy cow reproductive efficiency? the dairy podcast show Nov 07, 2022

Efficiency in dairy production depends on reproduction. One of dairy producers' biggest challenges today is overcoming poor reproductive performance. We know that dairy cow reproduction is affected by a variety of factors including nutrition, milk production, housing, and heat stress, to list a...

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The Poultry Podcast Show - #12 - Genetics, machine learning, and technology: integrating them for poultry progress the poultry podcast show Nov 07, 2022

Collecting poultry data is essential to improve production. That’s even more important when discussing quantitative genetics and genomics of complex traits. This research allows us to apply and develop efficient statistical learning methods for analyzing genomic data. We can integrate this...

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Swine Health Blackbelt #26 - Creating a transmission model: what's the best way to stop ASF in the US? by Abagael Sykes the swine health blackbelt Nov 01, 2022

As the old saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry. That applies to ASF spread in the US too. Being prepared for ASF introduction and having the best possible plan in place to eliminate its spread is critical for our swine infrastructure. Hopefully we can do a better job at controlling it...

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