Swine Health Blackbelt #1 - PRRSV classification tool by Dr. Derald Holtkamp

animal health health health monitoring systems pig health pig production May 11, 2022

Disease classification is a very important aspect for both swine producers and veterinarians. It helps provide a roadmap for how to manage viruses within herds, and PRRSV has been a major problem for the swine industry for many years. In the first episode, Dr. Derald Holtkamp shares with me Dr. Clayton Johnson about the many years he has spent developing his swine herd PRRS classification system. Listen to this short episode to learn more about it!

Meet the guest: Dr. Derald Holtkamp is a Professor of Swine Production Medicine at Iowa State University and has held the position for over 15 years.  Dr. Holtkamp’s research focuses on the management of infectious swine diseases, biosecurity, disease risk assessment, and the economics of animal health and disease with an emphasis on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). He is directing the Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program (PADRAP) at Iowa State University focusing on the development, management, and promotion of disease risk assessment tools and databases of completed risk assessments held by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.