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Driven By Prevention

Driven By Prevention

By The Merck Animal Health U.S. Swine Team
Each 'Driven By Prevention' podcast episode is directly from the Merck Animal Health Science Talks Webinar Series hosted by The National Hog Farmer. It explores some of the swine industry’s biggest issues and discusses several topics including immunology, vaccinology, influenza, management practices and much more from industry leaders & influencers.
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Emerging Diseases in Swine: Past, Present, and the Future with Dr. Stephanie Rossow and Dr. Phil Gauger
For thousands of years, viruses and other biological agents have always found ways to adapt to their environment and survive. What current and future tools do we have to monitor those adaptations? How closely can we predict when and how genetic mutations will manifest clinically?  Join Dr. Stephanie Rossow and Dr. Phil Gauger as they leverage their experiences to provide insight as to why and how pathogens emerge as new diseases in swine populations.
49:37
August 17, 2022
Managing Through Seasonal Infertility with Dr. Tim Safranski, Fred Kuhr and Dr. Rob Knox
This episode will focus on breeding herd considerations to help your farm manage through seasonal infertility challenges.  We will discuss some of the reasons for seasonal infertility as well as some management practices and tools you can use to help increase the fertility of your breeding herd.
49:35
July 21, 2022
2021 SEQUIVITY Symposium Roundtable - Piglet Scour Control Strategies with Dr. Jeremy Pittman, Dr. Tom Petznick, and Dr. Jeremy Maurer
In this episode, we share highlights from the piglet scour roundtable discussion with Dr. Jeremy Pittman and Dr. Tom Petznick, where they share their diagnostic and prevention strategies related to piglet scours with the attendees of the 2021 SEQUIVITY Symposium in Nashville, TN. Facilitated by Dr. Jeremy Maurer of Merck Animal Health. 
01:11:47
June 27, 2022
Discussing the Use of Matrix and P.G. 600 in Support of Swine Reproductive Strategies
On today's episode, we're joined by Dr. Francisco De Grau and Dr. Jamie Lehman of Merck Animal Health, and we'll discuss how Matrix and P.G. 600 can be used to support swine breeding program strategies and goals. 
32:05
June 13, 2022
2021 SEQUIVITY Symposium Roundtable - Porcine Parvovirus 2 Clinical and Diagnostic Experiences with Dr. Deb Murray, Dr. Chase Stahl, Dr. Stephanie Rossow, and Dr. Megan Inskeep
In this episode, we share highlights from the Porcine Parvovirus 2 (PPV2) roundtable discussion with Dr. Deb Murray, Dr. Chase Stahl and Dr. Stephanie Rossow, where they share their PPV2 clinical and diagnostic experiences with the attendees of the 2021 SEQUIVITY Symposium in Nashville, TN. Facilitated by Dr. Megan Inskeep of Merck Animal Health. 
37:30
May 23, 2022
Part 2: The Changing Face of Ileitis with Dr. Nathan Winkelman and Dr. Fabio Vannucci
Lawsonia intracellularis (known as ileitis) has been infecting pigs for decades. In part 2 of this episode, we will learn about this important disease and discuss how the clinical presentation and control methods have been evolving, with Dr. Nathan Winkelman and Dr. Fabio Vannucci.
24:58
May 16, 2022
Part 1: The Changing Face of Ileitis with Dr. Nathan Winkelman and Dr. Fabio Vannucci
Lawsonia intracellularis (known as ileitis) has been infecting pigs for decades. In this episode, we are going to learn about this important disease and discuss how the clinical presentation and control methods have been evolving, with Dr. Nathan Winkelman and Dr. Fabio Vannucci.
31:28
May 09, 2022
Part 2: Management Considerations To Improve Breeding Herd Productivity with Dr. Kara Stewart and Dr. Aaron Gaines
Needing fresh ideas on how to increase gilt pool utilization and longevity? Join us for Part 2 of "Management Considerations To Improve Breeding Herd Productivity" and hear from Dr. Kara Stewart and Dr. Aaron Gaines for insight on the feeding, facilities and management strategies to decrease NPD’s and maximize fertility of the sow herd.
28:18
April 25, 2022
Part 1: Management Considerations To Improve Breeding Herd Productivity with Dr. Kara Stewart and Dr. Aaron Gaines
Needing fresh ideas on how to increase gilt pool utilization and longevity? Hear from Dr. Kara Stewart and Dr. Aaron Gaines for insight on the feeding, facilities and management strategies to decrease NPD’s and maximize fertility of the sow herd.
38:17
April 22, 2022
Part 2: PCV3: A Practitioner’s Perspective with Dr. Matt Anderson, Dr. Thomas Petznick and Dr. Chris Sievers
Join us for Part Two of "PCV3: A Practitioner's Perspective", with a panel of experts who will bring their unique perspective on the disease processes and management practices associated with PCV3.
29:00
April 06, 2022
Part 1: PCV3: A Practitioner’s Perspective with Dr. Matt Anderson, Dr. Thomas Petznick and Dr. Chris Sievers
Following the last episode of “PCV3 – An Emerging Disease”, we're bringing you perspective from the field with three swine veterinarians, Dr. Matt Anderson, Dr. Thomas Petznick and Dr. Chris Sievers to focus observations and decision making processes in the diagnosis and treatment of PCV3 cases.
31:10
March 23, 2022
Part 2: PCV3 - An Emerging Disease? with Dr. Bailey Arruda
Join us for Part Two of PCV3 - An Emerging Disease? with diagnostic pathologist Dr. Bailey Arruda, who will give her diagnostic perspective on PCV3. She will discuss what we are seeing in the field as well as the potential impact to producers, veterinarians and industry.
13:24
March 07, 2022
Part 1: PCV3 - An Emerging Disease? with Dr. Bailey Arruda
Is porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) an emerging disease? What role is PCV3 playing in the disease complex on my farm? Dr. Bailey Arruda, a diagnostic pathologist, will give her diagnostic perspective on PCV3. She will discuss what we are seeing in the field as well as the potential impact to producers, veterinarians and industry.
18:42
March 02, 2022
Part 2: Addressing Farrowing House Scours – Field and Lab Perspectives with Dr. Matthew Sturos and Dr. Paul Thomas
Farrowing house scours continues to be a recurring issue on sow farms today, and there are a variety of pathogens involved and new ones continue to emerge. Join Dr. Matthew Sturos and Dr. Paul Thomas for Part 2 of Addressing Farrowing House Scours – Field and Lab Perspectives, to discuss the different causes, case presentations, and treatment and control options of farrowing house scours.
29:13
February 15, 2022
Part 1: Addressing Farrowing House Scours – Field and Lab Perspectives with Dr. Matthew Sturos and Dr. Paul Thomas
Farrowing house scours continues to be a recurring issue on sow farms today, and there are a variety of pathogens involved and new ones continue to emerge. Join Dr. Matthew Sturos and Dr. Paul Thomas to discuss the different causes, case presentations, and treatment and control options of farrowing house scours.
27:56
February 07, 2022
Part 2: PCV2 - Where Are We At Today? With Dr. Darin Madson, Dr. Dick Hesse, and Dr. Phil Gauger
Join us for Part Two of “PCV2 – Where Are We At Today?” Dr. Darin Madson, Dr. Dick Hesse & Dr. Phil Gauger will discuss the history, evolution, and ecology of the virus, clinical signs and diagnostics, thoughts regarding vaccination, unstable herds and much more.
26:38
January 28, 2022
Part 1: PCV2 - Where Are We At Today? With Dr. Darin Madson, Dr. Dick Hesse, and Dr. Phil Gauger
Join three swine veterinarians and diagnosticians as they give their perspectives on “PCV2 – Where are we at today?”. Dr. Darin Madson, Dr. Dick Hesse, & Dr. Phil Gauger will discuss the history, evolution, and ecology of the virus, clinical signs and diagnostics, thoughts regarding vaccination, unstable herds and much more.
30:25
January 18, 2022
Part 2: Immunology: Tools for creating a robust immune system with with Dr. Chris Chase and Dr. Alex Ramirez
Join Dr. Alex Ramirez and Dr. Chris Chase for Part 2 of Immunology: Tools for creating a robust immune system
24:01
January 05, 2022
Part 1: Immunology: Tools for creating a robust immune system with with Dr. Chris Chase and Dr. Alex Ramirez
Review of the fundamentals of immunology with Drs. Chris Chase and Alex Ramirez for a review of the main mechanisms or defenses utilized by the body, how immune responses are initiated, and the tools used in creating a robust immune system.
15:12
January 04, 2022
Part 2: Influenza: Where are we today? with Dr. Travis Anderson, Dr. Phil Gauger, and Dr. Christine Manquist-Whigham
What changes in influenza have impacted the swine industry? We've got you covered in Part Two of "Influenza: Where Are We Today?" Join Drs. Phil Gauger, Tavis Anderson, & Christine Mainquist-Whigham to hear their viewpoints on the influenza virus from a diagnostic, bioinformatic and field perspective.
34:52
December 14, 2021
Part 1: Influenza: Where are we today? with Dr. Travis Anderson, Dr. Phil Gauger, and Dr. Christine Manquist-Whigham
Join Drs. Phil Gauger, Tavis Anderson, & Christine Mainquist-Whigham to hear their viewpoints on the influenza virus from a diagnostic, bioinformatic and field perspective. Focusing on the changes in the virus over the years and impact of the disease today to producers, veterinarians and the industry.
31:08
December 07, 2021
Part 2: Gut health for every stage of production with Dr. Robyn Fleck, Dr. Kelly Greiner, Dr. Jeremy Maurer, and Dr. Brett O'Brien
Join Merck Animal Health for Part Two: Gut Health for every stage of production to talk about common enteric challenges the grow finish pig faces, along with solutions for your operation.
29:24
November 30, 2021
Part 1: Gut health for every stage of production with Dr. Robyn Fleck, Dr. Kelly Greiner, Dr. Jeremy Maurer, and Dr. Brett O'Brien
If asked what is the largest immune organ in the pig how many of you would have said the intestine? Join swine veterinarians from Merck Animal Health to delve into what factors influence a healthy gut in the pig.
25:18
November 15, 2021
Part 2: A review of PRRSV nomenclature and current circulating PRRSV strains in the U.S. with Dr. Kimberly VanderWaal and Dr. Jianqiang Zhang
What’s in a name? For PRRSV, there are multiple classification systems used to describe PRRSV strains, check out part two of reviewing the history and evolution of these systems and how we use them today with Dr. VanderWaal and Dr. Zhang.
31:40
October 26, 2021
Part 1: A review of PRRSV nomenclature and current circulating PRRSV strains in the U.S. with Dr. Kimberly VanderWaal and Dr. Jianqiang Zhang
What’s in a name? For PRRSV, there are multiple classification systems used to describe PRRSV strains (i.e. RFLP’s, genotype, and lineage) and we will review the history and evolution of these systems and how we use them today with Dr. VanderWaal and Dr. Zhang.
26:37
October 05, 2021
Regional Influenza Overview with Dr. Channing Sebo and Dr. Jeremy Maurer
Today we receive an overview of how Merck Animal Health's Dr. Channing Sebo and Dr. Jeremy Maurer work together to design the SEQUIVITY Regional Influenza Vaccine. 
18:34
September 24, 2021
Part 2: Tackling Influenza – a Field Perspective with Dr. Bob Thompson & Dr. Pete Thomas
Join us for Part Two - Tackling Influenza - a Field Perspective, to learn real-world ways and strategies from the field to combat this evolving virus.
24:45
September 20, 2021
Part 1: Tackling Influenza – a Field Perspective with Dr. Bob Thompson & Dr. Pete Thomas
Influenza continues to present challenges to the swine industry - but how do we face it? Join Drs. Pete Thomas and Bob Thompson as they discuss their field experiences and control strategies associated with the virus.
20:53
September 13, 2021
Porcine Sapovirus Overview with Dr. Phil Gauger and Dr. Tom Petznick
Today we learn about the basics of porcine sapovirus with Iowa State University’s Dr. Phil Gauger and ArkCare Veterinary Clinic’s Dr. Tom Petznick, including the clinical presentation and tools for diagnosis.
48:18
August 30, 2021
Part 2: Using data and technology to efficiently make swine health and production decisions with Dr. Pete Thomas & Dr. Matt Ackerman
How did your heard health change in 2020? Learn from two industry leading swine veterinarians on how they adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and it's economic impacts through technology and data analytics!
32:44
August 23, 2021
Part 1: Using data and technology to efficiently make swine health and production decisions with Dr. Pete Thomas & Dr. Matt Ackerman
There's no question that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic impacts in the swine industry changed some of our normal practices in swine health and production. How did we adapt? Hear from two of the leading swine veterinarians on how they applied technology and data analytics to make swine herd health and production decisions efficiently and effectively in that challenging environment.
32:32
August 09, 2021