In this episode of ScienceTalks webinar series sponsored by Merck Animal Health, three swine veterinarians and diagnosticians will give their perspectives on “PCV2 – Where are we at today?”.
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Topics will include history, evolution, and ecology of the virus, clinical signs and diagnostics, thoughts regarding vaccination, unstable herds and much more.
Dr. Dick Hesse is the director of diagnostic virology at the Kansas State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and is a professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology. Hesse received his master's from South Dakota State University, with a focus on bovine respiratory viruses, and his doctorate from the University of Nebraska, with a focus on porcine rotavirus. Hesse's most recent focus has been on the pathogensis, improved diagnostic assays and vaccine development for the recently emerged swine enteric viruses; porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and porcine deltacorona virus (PDCoV); and continuing work on porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome, (PRRS), and porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD). He is also actively engaged in developing rapid diagnostic assays and vaccines for zoonotic, foreign animal and emerging/re-emerging diseases.
Dr. Phil Gauger is a 1994 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was a partner in a mixed animal practice for 12 years. Dr. Gauger received a Master’s in 2008 and PhD in 2012 in Veterinary Microbiology from ISU. He is currently an associate professor and veterinary diagnostician at the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and section leader of the molecular diagnostic testing at the ISU VDL.
Dr. Darin Madson is an associate professor and veterinary diagnostician at Iowa State University, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. He received his D.V.M. degree from the University of Minnesota in 2004 and PhD in veterinary pathology at Iowa State University 2009.