Pork is a global affair. America’s pig farmers produce pork for consumers worldwide. Geography, socioeconomic status and culture are the major drivers of animal-sourced food consumption.
Global trade has a large impact on U.S. pork production. So, how does that affect their production partner — swine veterinarians? William R. DuBois, DVM, challenges, swine veterinarians to figure out how they fit in the globally connected world. Here is what he covered during the Howard Dunne Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.