Biosecurity Is A Journey | Dr. Derald Holtkamp

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About the Guest

Dr. Derald Holtkamp is a Professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa, U.S.). He received his DVM, MS in Agricultural Economics, and B.S. in Agricultural Business with a minor in statistics, all from Iowa State University. Prior to joining Iowa State, he was a private veterinary consultant. He has also served as a technical services veterinarian for ADViSYS Inc., Vice President of Swine Applications for MetaFarms Inc., Director of Pork Development for E-Markets, Inc., and veterinarian and service manager for Smithfield Foods in Warsaw, North Carolina. Dr. Holtkamp’s research focuses on managing infectious swine diseases, biosecurity, disease risk assessment, and the economics of animal health and disease. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, is a frequent speaker in the U.S. and internationally with over 240 invited presentations, and has mentored over 260 professional and graduate students. 

What can you expect to learn on this episode of Popular Pig?

  • Why Dr. Holtkamp has focused his career on biosecurity.
  • Improvements in biosecurity over the past 15 years.
  • Research into decontamination and trailers.
  • Where Dr. Holtkamp predicts the future of biosecurity.
  • What will need to happen to make progress.
  • Dr. Holtkamp’s “golden nugget”.