10 hours of continuing education

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Adam Ballroom

7:30 am Registration
7:55 am  Opening remarks & announcements
Leigh Rosengren, WCASV President
Session chair: Leigh Rosengren
8:00-9:00 am

Brad Chappell, Swine Health Professionals
Dale Douma, Manitoba Agriculture
Derik and Roanne Bergmann, Producers
The emotional toll associated with an emergency farm response

9:00-9:15 am John Harding, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
FAD Quiz
9:15-10:00 am Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services
Evaluation of the survival of viral pathogens in contaminated feed ingredients using transboundary shipment models
10:00-10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30-10:45 am Chris Byra, Greenbelt Veterinary Services
Preparedness for a foreign animal disease: are the swine industry and veterinary profession prepared?
10:45-11:15 am

Sandra Stephens, CFIA
Foreign animal disease - the practitioner's role

11:15-12:00 pm

Marie-Claude Poulin, Quebec City
Panorama of a modern swine production system in China

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00-1:45 pm

Yanyun Huang, Prairie Diagnostic Services
Swine health on the other side of the globe - a diagnostic perspective

Session chair: Leanne van de Weyer
1:45-2:15 pm Egan Brockhoff, Prairie Swine Health Services
Canada's industry and regulatory framework; an ongoing policy initiative to enhance responsible use of veterinary antimicrobials
2:15-2:45 pm Audrey Cameron, Canadian Pork Council
Rolling out the Canadian Pork Excellence program
2:45-3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00-3:30 pm

Jessica Law, Prairie Swine Health Services
Animal welfare audits

3:30-4:00 pm Wadie Ariza, Swine Health Professionals
On farm third party auditing - do we do what we say?
4:00-4:30 pm Lee Whittington, Prairie Swine Centre
Reflecting on 40 years in the pork industry
4:30-6:30 pm Pork and Beer Reception

Friday, October 20, 2017 - Adam Ballroom

7:00-8:30am WCASV Annual Business Breakfast Meeting
Leigh Rosengren and Leanne van de Weyer
Session chair: Blaine Tully
8:45-9:30 am Doug Marthaler, Kansas State University
Molecular epidemiology, clinical relevance and diagnosis of porcine rotavirus, A, B & C
9:30-9:45 am Jackie Gallant, Gallant Custom Laboratories
Autogenous vaccines for rotavirus - why not possible?
9:45-10:15 am Brad Lage, Maple Leaf Agri Foods
Experiences (frustrations) with rotavirus
10:15-10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45-11:15 am Susan Detmer, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Evolution of influenza A viruses in western Canadian pigs and vaccine selection
11:15-11:45 am Jackie Gallant, Gallant Custom Laboratories
Production of autogenous vaccines for influenza
11:45-12:15 pm Karine Talbot, Hylife
Experiences with controlling influenza
12:15-12:30 pm John Harding, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Closing remarks and acknowledgments
12:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch