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WEBINAR: How to prevent, control pig diseases with feed additives

April 23, 2020

Watch on-demand now to learn the current research on pathogen risk in feed and ingredients.

The 2018 outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), first in China and then through other parts of Asia, has resulted in an increased focus on viral disease survival and spread in animal feed. This has brought about a greater understanding of the impact of feed additives on feed hygiene beyond the traditional focus of reducing the risk of bacterial pathogens.

The webinar will examine recent feed additives developments for improved feed hygiene as well as important nutritional considerations for improving pig performance and survival. In addition, there will be an overview of the current research on pathogen risk in feed and ingredients, as well as application of various chemical mitigants with activity against Senecavirus A (SVA), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and ASF. Research findings include studies conducted in both Biosafety Level 2 (BL2) and 3 (BL3) facilities in the United States, Poland and Vietnam. The discussion will also examine safety and exposure data for feed mill workers and animal performance.


  1. How biosecurity and feed additives contribute to controlling and preventing swine diseases.
  2. Learn about the latest developments in ASF research.
  3. Examine the role of feed and feed ingredients in disease risk mitigation.
  4. Explore the latest research on the role feed additives can play in improving pig health and immunity.

This webinar is part of the ‘Feed additive solutions for pig disease treatment, prevention’ webinar series and is presented by Feed Strategy and WATT Global Media.


Speaker Info:

Andrew G. Yersin, Ph.D., senior vice president of worldwide quality assurance and monogastric technical services at Kemin Industries, Inc.

Andrew G. Yersin, Ph.D., is the senior vice president of worldwide quality assurance and monogastric technical services with Kemin Industries, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Yersin earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science and Master of Science in reproductive physiology from the University of Maryland, and his doctorate degree in patho-physiology from North Carolina State University.


Brad Lawrence, technical manager at Novus International, Inc.

Brad Lawrence, Ph.D., is the technical manager of Novus International, Inc.’s North American pork business team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from Mississippi State University and doctorate degree in monogastric nutrition, focus on swine, from Purdue University.


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