Derald Holtkamp

Derald Holtkamp
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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


Profession Experience

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


Research focus

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