Rodibaugh offers insight to Pork Journal article

Dr. Max Rodibaugh, AMVC Swine Health Services veterinarian, holds a piglet

posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 in AMVC Veterinarians in the News

Antibiotic use. Public perception. Work-life balance. Disease prevention. Animal welfare. Mental health. The challenges facing swine veterinarians today are widespread. Farm Journal's PORK asked five swine veterinarians to share their perspectives on the pork industry and the best piece of advice they've heard lately. Dr. Max Rodibaugh of AMVC Swine Health Services was among those interviewed. His piece is below. 

What is one thing producers need to pay special attention to right now regarding swine health? 
A. Maintain diligence in biosecurity, disease management and control. Even though market prices are great, inputs are moving higher. Also, invest in improving performance to be prepared when margins decrease.

Q. What is the biggest challenge facing veterinarians today? 
A. Taking the time to be engaged in and learn all types of production arrangements and scenarios, improving the veterinarian’s ability to provide the best service/knowledge possible.

Q. If you could eliminate one swine disease forever, what would it be and why? 
A. PRRSv – this answer needs no “why” in my opinion!

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve heard lately? 
A. Be open to reading and learning from other science-based professionals outside of our own area of work.

Full article here. Credit due to Jennifer Shike, Pork Journal 6/10/21.


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