National Hog Farmer webinar, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, will take place at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time on Nov. 21.

October 30, 2019

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Changing face of ileitis topic of webinar
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Lawsonia Intracellularis (known as ileitis for short) has been infecting pigs for decades. In a Nov. 21 webinar, attendees will learn about this important disease and discuss how the clinical presentation and control methods have been evolving as our methods for easing pigs have changed.

Nate Winkelman and Fabio Vannucci will discuss the different clinical presentations of Lawsonia intercellularis as well as treatment and control strategies in today’s grow finish swine.

This National Hog Farmer webinar, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, will take place at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time on Nov. 21.

Vannucci is an assistant professor and diagnostician at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. His research has been focused on food animal medicine with special interest in pathogenesis and development of diagnostic tools for endemic and emerging diseases of swine. His research interests included experimental infection and molecular pathology with emphasis in emerging and enteric diseases.

Winkelman is an internationally recognized swine veterinary consultant and has presented at a multitude of major veterinarian and producer meetings for over three decades.

Currently, Winkelman is president and co-owner of Swine Services Unlimited Inc with Adam Mueller. SSUI is a swine veterinary consultation and research company, specializing in working with progressive pork producers throughout North America, South America and more recently China, on swine health and biosecurity, production management and record analysis. SSUI also is a Contract Research Organization for swine vaccine and pharmaceutical companies conducting GCP trials on all swine disease pathogens.

Winkelman also specializes in ileitis research. He has developed an ileitis disease model, and since 1995 has emphasized conducting scientific trials with this disease and many others for the swine industry. In 2012 he patented Diluted Lawsonia intracellularis, a method of providing controlled ileitis immunity.

Winkelman obtained a bachelors of science in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and a DVM degree in 1984. He is the primary author of more than 40 scientific articles, a book chapter, and co-author of numerous scientific papers on ileitis and other swine diseases.

Winkelman is currently the American Association of Swine Veterinarians president, and the recent recipient of the Leman Science in Practice Award in 2019.

Kevin Schulz, National Hog Farmer senior staff writer, will moderate this webinar.

By registering, you also have the opportunity to access previous Science Talks. webinars.

Not able to attend? Register anyway, as archived versions of National Hog Farmer webinars are available to watch On Demand shortly after broadcast. You will receive an email with login instructions as soon as the replay is available.

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