China, ASF, and the Future of Pig Production | Dr. John Carr

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About the Guests

John started learning the ropes about pigs at the age of 11. He qualified as a veterinarian in 1982. After 5 years in general practice he returned to university to complete a Leverhulme residency in pigs and the PhD in urinary tract problems of pigs at Liverpool specialising in microbiology and pathology. He has a Diploma in Pig Medicine and is a Diplomate of the European College of Pig Health Management. He is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a pig specialist. He has taught production medicine at several universities: UK; Liverpool and Royal Veterinary College, London, US; North Carolina and Iowa State and at Murdoch and Townsville Universities Australia. John runs a consultancy practice with clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. He currently teaches at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. John specialises in maintaining the health of pigs through promoting excellence in stockmanship and production practices.

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

  • What it was like growing up in the UK swine industry.
  • The importance of modern vets having slat level experience.
  • The reality of ASF in Africa and Asia.
  • Strategies that are being implemented to prevent ASF.
  • The current state of China’s sow herd.
  • The future of pig hotels in China and the world.
  • Dr. John Carr’s “golden nugget”