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Webinar to explore IAV-S prevalence, impact on swine herd

A Paradigm Shift in Managing Influenza A Virus in Swine is being presented by National Hog Farmer and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim to take a closer look at the current practices used to manage IAV-S in growing pigs.

Influenza A virus in swine is one of the top three diseases affecting pigs in all phases of production and can affect more than 70% of growing pigs each year, leading to major economic consequences. Due to its ability to mutate, IAV-S is everchanging in the field, making it increasingly difficult to manage.

A Paradigm Shift in Managing Influenza A Virus in Swine, a webinar, is being presented by National Hog Farmer and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim to take a closer look at the current practices used to manage IAV-S in growing pigs. This one-hour webinar will start at 1 p.m. (Central) April 26. Click here to register for the webinar.

With the advent of recently launched technologies, Boehringer Ingelheim Technical Manager Christa Goodell and Swine Vet Center’s Mike Eisenmenger will discuss a new tool used to overcome the challenges of IAV-S, with a focus on piglet immunization as a direct means of establishing IAV-S immunity for improved pig health and performance.

Participants will also learn:

• The prevalence of IAV-S and its impact on the swine industry
• The challenges with current IAV-S management strategies, particularly when it comes to cross-protection and sustained protection throughout the life of a growing pig
• How early vaccination of piglets using a live attenuated vaccine can reduce transmission of IAV-S
• In-field efficacy measures you can use to gauge the effectiveness of your IAV-S control strategy — including use of an app that helps make it easy

Presenters will share their experiences with a new, intranasal live attenuated influenza A vaccine, and discuss the benefits of this new approach to managing IAV-S in pigs. Tune in to learn more about Boehringer Ingelheim’s paradigm-changing approach to better protection against IAV-S in growing pigs.

National Hog Farmer’s Editor Cheryl Day will moderate the webinar.

Goodell’s education and work experience have taken her from the East to the Midwest. A graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., she earned her DVM from Kansas State University and MS and PhD from Iowa State University, in the areas of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Microbiology. Goodell’s interests and expertise include herd health management and disease elimination, swine diagnostics and epidemiology, and preventive veterinary medicine.

A swine-exclusive practitioner since 1997, Eisenmenger works as a consultant with large swine companies in the Upper Midwest. Serving on a number of veterinary advisory boards, both pharmaceutical and genetic, Eisenmenger was awarded the honor of AASV 2017 Swine Practitioner of the Year. Eisenmenger is a graduate of Iowa State University, where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

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