2014 PIC Boot Camp Follow-up: Lessons From PEDv and Building a Motivated Staff
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2014 PIC Boot Camp

Follow-up and Information

The 2014 PIC Boot Camps are over, but that should not stop you from catching up on the great information shared by PIC during the events. Below are the first five Boot Camp presentations to help you and your staff stay informed and connected. The links below feature the General Session presentations as well as the Wean to Finish track.

Click on the links below for the presentations and their topics:

By utilizing sharable media, your teams will gain access to expertise and information when they need it. If there are any questions or comments, please feel free to contact your PIC Account Manager, or email PIC at to learn more.

The next edition will include all of our Sow Management presentations as well as the Spanish sessions for you to share with your teams.

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General Session
Lessons from PEDv

Lessons from PEDv Dr. Bob Thompson, Health Services Veterinarian, PIC North America, looks into the control and prevention of coronaviruses in North America. Dr. Thompson provides some historical context then provides recommendations on what steps to take for prevention, mitigating, elimination, and living with the virus [video].

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Motivated Staff

Motivated Staff Dr. Gonzalo Castro, PIC, Technical Services Latin America, USA and Canada, shares his experiences in understanding how farms work and the key factors of success: people [video].

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Wean To Finish
Practical Ventilation

Practical Ventilation Brian Melody, PIC, Director of Wean to Finish, shares information on practical ventilation so that four key areas are working correctly: 1) Pigs; 2) Control; 3) Building; and 4) People. Mr. Melody identifies key control points and settings to measure and manage, specifically looking at pressure, temperature, and humidity [video].

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Heavy Weights

Heavy Weights Dr. Francisco Domingues, PIC North America, Nutrition Services Manager, details the variables that effect heavy weights and market pigs. Dr. Domingues looks at the four major factors for heavy weights: value, facilities, feed, and conditions. Dr. Domingues shares specifics on the settings and conditions to control to get to the desired weights for market pigs [video].

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Early Pig Care with and without PED

Early Pig Care with and without PED Fernando Gomez, Wean to Finish Specialist, PIC North America, helps pork producers understand early pig care with and without PEDv. Mr. Gomez looks at three major factors: 1) Good start; 2) Intensive feed training; and 3) Reduce competition. With this framework Mr. Gomez details the specifics on barn management, feed training, and water setups. Mr. Gomez concludes with information on how PDEv effects pigs and what considerations must be made in wean to finish processes [video].

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