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Rotavirus – Advancing Diagnostic and Control Methods

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Webinar Information
Start Date: Sep 25, 2020 - 01:00 PM UTC

Available on demand

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Rotaviruses are a common cause of diarrhea in nursing pigs and post-weaning reducing their productivity. Our understanding of the genetic variability associated with porcine rotavirus continues to increase. In this webinar we will dive deeper into rotavirus' involvement in clinical disease, diagnostic interpretation, and factors to best manage the pathogen in pigs.

Joining us as speakers will be:

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Jeremy Pittman

Pittman is a 2004 graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, who started his career with Smithfield after receiving his DVM. He currently works as a staff veterinarian for Smithfield's Hog Production Division — North Region, serves on the Swine Health Information Center Board of Directors, and is an adjunct faculty member at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Pittman is board certified in Swine Medicine, earned a master's degree in Veterinary Preventative Medicine from Iowa State University, and completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois. He is a recipient of both the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award and Iowa State University Science with Practice Award in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

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Eric Burrough

Burrough is an associate professor and veterinary diagnostic pathologist at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Burrough received his DVM in 1997 and PhD in veterinary pathology in 2011 from Iowa State University. His primary research focus is on pathogenesis and prevention of porcine enteric diseases.

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Kevin Schulz - Moderator
Senior Staff Writer
National Hog Farmer

Schulz joined National Hog Farmer as a senior content specialist in June 2014 after a long career as the editor of The Land magazine, an agricultural-rural life publication based in Mankato, Minn.

Schulz attended South Dakota State University, majoring in agricultural journalism.

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