Swine Link 2013

BI-SwineLink-13Swine Link is a network for women, by women hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim/BIVI. Several women in swine medicine (vets) met in Des Moines, Iowa July 12-13, 2013 to discuss experiences as women in the swine industry, network and learn about some of the current issues of the industry. While in Des Moines, the group took a tour of Meredith Publishing’s test kitchen and test gardens, participated in a cheese and wine pairing put together by the Cheese Shop owners C.J. and Kari Bienert, and participated in a cooking demonstration from Two Chicks from the Sticks cookbook author Jill Means and heard several informative presentations.

Swine Link photo album

Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information for National Pork Board, Biosecurity - PEDv Update

Dr. Marie Culhane, Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, The Future of SIV

Dr. Marie Culhane interview, Thoughts on SIV

Dr. Erin Johnson, PRRS Technical Manager, BIVI, “Maintaining Motivation During a PRRS Break” Maintaining Motivation During a PRRS Break

Interview with Dr. Abbey Harding with Lowe Consulting, “Chicks Rockin the Swine Industry” Chicks Rockin the Swine Industry

Interview with Dr. Melissa Billing with Murphy-Brown, Advice from Dr. Melissa Billing

Interview with Dr. Jessica Seate with Murphy-Brown, Advice from Dr. Jessica Seate

Interview with Lara Sheeley, Senior Associate Director, BIVI, Swine Link Wrap-up