The Morrison Group is launching a new website — AtTheMeetingOnline.com — to host At the Meeting, a swine-focused audio program. At the Meeting is co-hosted by three of the swine industry’s thought leaders: Bob Morrison, a professor in the Swine Group at the University of Minnesota, Gordon Spronk, a swine veterinary consultant and manager with Pipestone Veterinary Services and Pipestone Systems, and Tom Wetzell, a professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.
“Each episode of At The Meeting outlines the latest news and research on a certain topic impacting the swine industry,” says Morrison. “The new website hosts our episodes, new and old, and gives listeners a place to subscribe. Our listeners repeatedly say they find value in each episode of At the Meeting, so we’re happy to deliver a new website with easy-to-access information.”
Four 45-minute episodes (consisting of three 15-minute segments) are produced annually, along with several special-topic episodes in between. The episodes highlight current swine industry research and explore various topics of interest for both producers and veterinarians. Past At The Meeting episodes have covered topics such as Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, antibiotic resistance, biosecurity, influenza, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome management and more. At The Meeting recordings are accessible on the new website and can be downloaded from the SwineCast website or the SwineCast podcast channel on iTunes.
At The Meeting is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. Visit AtTheMeetingOnline.com for the latest episodes and to subscribe to At The Meeting.
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Morrison is an epidemiologist with an MBA who owns pigs, offering him a unique perspective. He started the University of Minnesota Swine Health Monitoring Project, which tracks the disease status of over half the U.S. sow herds. Through his teaching and continuing education efforts, Morrison works to advance the global swine industry.
Spronk is a 35-year swine practitioner and international consultant, having visited all the world’s major swine-producing areas. He’s a co-founder, veterinarian and manager with the Pipestone System, a leading U.S. independent swine production system. Spronk takes a holistic approach — health, production, financial — to improving global swine health.
Wetzell is a senior professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a swine practitioner and consultant, working with producers throughout the United States. Wetzell is a past recipient of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ Swine Practitioner of the Year award.