The Pork Checkoff is presenting a free Animal Science Research Webinar Series during the month of August. The series is themed around pig survivability and will be open to a live viewing each Tuesday at noon. Recordings and summaries will be available for those unable to tune in live, and all past webinars are available as well.
August 6, 2019 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 1 hour:
What Does the Data Say About Mortality? – Valerie Duttlinger, Swine Management Services
Data can tell us a lot about when, where and why pigs leave the herd but data is only as good as how it is collected. Valerie will talk about how data can be interpreted to highlight areas of improvement that lead to improved pig health, welfare and productivity.
August 13, 2019 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 1 hour:
Managing Piglets from Birth to Weaning – Mike Ellis, University of Illinois
On most farms, the time from birth to weaning is when the most mortality occurs. Dr. Ellis will discuss management practices that can optimize a pig’s chance of survival during this critical period.
August 20, 2019 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 1 hour:
Nutrition of Health-Challenged Pigs – Nick Gabler, Iowa State University
Health-challenges are one of the major causes of pig mortality. Dr. Gabler will discuss nutritional approaches to help sick pigs through health-challenges and how that can translate into reduced pig mortality.
August 27, 2019 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 1 hour:
An Overview of Pig Survivability Research – Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University
The Animal Science and Animal Welfare committees of the National Pork Board teamed up with the Foundation for Food and Animal Research to fund a 5-year coordinated research, training and outreach program to improve pig health, welfare and productivity. Dr. Ross is leading the team of 17 investigators from 3 research institutions who will be focusing their talents and resources in this area. He will provide an over view of the objectives and expected outcomes of this research.