Estimated losses associated with M. hyopneumoniae alone and M. hyopneumoniae in combination with PRRSV were among the four health challenges with the highest estimated average loss for all pigs in the study population.
Iowa State University. United States
1985: Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business, Minor in Statistics - Iowa State University
1990: Master of Science, Agricultural Economics - Iowa State University
1997: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, 2006 - Current - Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, United States of America.
Industry Consultant, 2004-2006 - The Woodlands, Texas. United States of America
Technical Services Veterinarian, 2002-2004 - ADViSYS, Inc. The Woodlands, TX, United States of America
Vice President of Swine Applications, 2000-2002 - MetaFarms Inc. Eagan, MN, United States of America
Director of Pork Development, 1999-2000 - E-Markets Inc. Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Assistant Professor of Swine Production Medicine, 1998-1999 - Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Swine Veterinarian/Service Manager, 1997-1998 - Browns of Carolina, Warsaw, North Carolina, United States of America
Research Associate, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, 1988-1993 - Iowa State University. Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Economics and risk management of swine disease with an emphasis on PRRS. Currently, my primary focus is on better understanding the ecology of the PRRS virus to increase the long-term survival of PRRS-negative sites. I am conducting long-term observational studies to answer specific questions: 1) what factors are associated with survival of PRRS virus negative breeding herds, 2) what factors are associated with PRRS virus positive breeding herds that have more frequent clinical PRRS breaks over time, 3) what factors are the most common causes of lateral introduction of PRRSV into growing pig production sites populated with pigs that are PRRS negative when initially stocked and 4) what does PRRS cost the industry and is there a positive economic return for eliminating PRRS virus from a site and are there investments in interventions, such as improved biosecurity, that may increase the economic return?
Updated CV 01-May-2013
What further increases profitability in pig production is not minimizing costs, but maximizing revenue.
The total cost of productivity losses to US producers is estimated at US$664 million annually but productivity losses are shifting from the growing pig herd to the sow herd.