Understanding the Key Diseases of Hogs for Producers and Processors


Event Date: April 28, 2022
9:00 am-
10:00 am

Hear from an expert panel as they discuss the following topics, relevant to both hog producers and process.

  • What are the swine diseases we may want to be worried about? African Swine Fever, Classical Swine Fever, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, & others?
  • What are the current best practices to mitigate spread in pastured production?
  • What is SHIP and how will the concept help small and pastured producers?

Panelists include:

Dr. Holck earned a BS in An Sci from SDSU and a DVM, MS, and MBA from ISU. His 33 year veterinary career has included swine production medicine consulting and R&D technical service, and leadership roles in the biopharmaceutical industry.  Dr. Holck currently provides technical and business consulting to three Iowa-based companies and in December 2020, he began serving as the senior program coordinator for the US SHIP pilot.

Jordan Kraft received her BS degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 2014. Immediately following, she went on to complete a Masters degree in Veterinary Preventative Medicine with a research focus on PEDV. Jordan has worked at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Client Services and Education since 2015. While continuing to work part-time for the ISU VDL, Jordan joined the US SHIP staff in November 2020 as a Program Extension Specialist.

Dr. Trevisan earned his DVM degree from Santa Catarina State University, Brazil, 2009; an MBA from Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil, 2013; and a Ph.D. in Population Sciences in Animal Health from Iowa State University, 2020. Currently, Dr. Trevisan is a Research Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department at Iowa State University, where he conducts works with an emphasis on veterinary diagnostic data and field applied epidemiological research to generate information to support stakeholders in making informed decisions on disease management and control. Dr. Trevisan also serves as a staff for the US Swine Health Improvement Plan.

Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel, CEO of Dirigo Food Safety, is a veteran veterinarian turned business coach and food safety strategist. As the CEO of Dirigo Food Safety she created Food Safety University, a game changing course for simplifying food safety planning for small business operators. She is known in the food industry and beyond for being an innovator and food safety expert. Dr. Pfannenstiel earned a BA in Economics and Geology from Wellesley College after which she served in the Peace Corps. While in her second year of study at the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine, she was chosen for the prestigious Health Professions Scholarship Program through the US Army and commissioned in the US Army Veterinary Corps, where she gained her extensive food safety and regulatory compliance skills.She has extensive experience as a food safety consultant and educator, including teaching workshops at the Stone Barns Center and the Empowering Women Veterans in Business and Agriculture Conference.

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