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​Novus to Present Guidance on Swine Biosecurity During free Webinar

SAINT CHARLES, MO (1 April 2020) – As African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread and more details about the viral disease’s negative impact on China’s swine farms are brought to light, the global swine industry is looking for ways to reduce ASF risk as well as other viral diseases impacting pork production.

WATT Global Media’s Feed Strategy magazine will host a free webinar titled, “How to Prevent, Control Pig Diseases with Feed Additives,” at 10 am CST on Thursday 23 April. This webinar will examine recent developments in feed additives to improve feed hygiene as well as important nutritional considerations for improving pig performance and survival.

The webinar will feature Novus’s monogastric senior technical manager for North America Dr. Brad Lawrence and Dr. Andrew G. Yersin, senior vice president of worldwide quality assurance and monogastric technical services at Kemin Industries.

Dr. Lawrence will discuss recent successes with Novus’s ACTIVATE® DA nutritional feed acid to reduce the risk of ASF as well as the company’s collaboration with Dr. Scott Dee at Pipestone Applied Research to evaluate the effectiveness of Novus products against viral diseases of everyday importance in swine production. He will also discuss how animal feed can be a carrier for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus and Seneca Valley A (SVA) and what feed producers and pork producers can do to mitigate the risk of spreading these diseases.

“Biosecurity at the farm level has always been an important focus in pork production” Lawrence said. “With the information we now have from work conducted by Drs. Dee and others on virus survival in feed and ingredients, and the work conducted by Dr. Cassandra Jones and others at Kansas State University on virus survival from the mill to the farm, we must extend our biosecurity focus to include ingredients, milling, and delivery and look for additives that can pay for themselves through performance but provide virus risk mitigation, including viruses of everyday importance.”

The webinar is the first of a three-part series aimed at providing the swine industry with options to combat disease and ultimately improve performance. Click here to register for the free webinar.

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