Kyle Coble

Kyle Coble
New Fashion Pork, USA

Dr. Kyle Coble is a Swine Nutritionist for New Fashion Pork in Jackson, MN.  In 2010, he earned his B.S. in Animal Science at Oklahoma State University followed by a M.S. in Animal Science with an emphasis in Swine Nutrition in 2012. He graduated from Kansas State University with a Ph.D. in Swine Nutrition in 2015, investigating the effects of different byproduct withdrawal strategies to decrease negative impacts on carcass yield and copper supplementation in finishing pigs. In 2014, Dr. Coble was awarded the International Ingredient Corporation Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Young Swine Nutrition Student. In 2015, he was selected as an American Society of Animal Science Young Scholar.  Today, his main focus at NFP is to drive revenue and profitability through well-organized research, nutrition, and marketing efforts that provide pigs with optimal nutrition and production practices needed for their well-being.


Keith Erlandson

Keith Erlandson
Chia Tai Group, China

Dr. Keith Erlandson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Iowa State University in 2004. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science (2000) and a Masters Degree in Veterinary Microbiology (2004) from Iowa State University. In 2011 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in the Swine Health Management specialty. In 2015 he earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Erlandson has worked as a private swine consultant, staff veterinarian for a swine production company, and a professional services veterinarian for a pharmaceutical company. He is currently the Director of Swine Veterinary Medicine for the CP Group in China. He lives in Xi’an, China with his wife, Nancy and daughters Kelsey (11) and Trista (10).

Richard French

Richard A. French
CP Group-China

Dr. Richard French is the Vice President of Animal Health – Diagnostic Services for the China Area under CP Group. He is a veterinary pathologist and previously served as the Dean of the School of Animal Studies, Becker College. Dr. French acquired is DVM from the University of Illinois.  He went into small animal practice for several years and then returned to academics, receiving a Masters in parasitology and a Ph.D. in neuropathology and completed a residency in anatomic pathology.  Dr. French then served as a tenured faculty at the University of Connecticut and as a pathologist in the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.  Dr. French later served as Director of the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. French is a member of the USDA National Animal Health Emergency Response Corp. and has served in national and international disease outbreaks. He has served as an instructor for Foreign Animal Disease Training Course, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, New York, for the past 13 years. Dr. French’s primary interests are in emerging, zoonotic and transboundary diseases of animal and public health significance.  He has numerous publications and broad fields, which includes the first report of West Nile virus in the northern hemisphere (Science 1999).

Laura GreinerLaura Greiner
Carthage, USA

Laura received her PhD in Animal Nutrition from Iowa State University under Dr. Tim Stahly. Her Master’s and PhD thesis work focused on nutritional modulation of the immune system and natural alternatives to antibiotics. After completing her degree, Laura spent three years conducting post-doctoral work at the University of Iowa in Microbiology. At U of IA, she worked on a NIH grant in Immunology and focused her work on identifying genes involved in biofilm formation and immune evasion of Haemophilus parasuis and genes regulating pathogenesis. Laura has spent the last 10 ½ years as the Director of Research for Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions where she lead a team of 8 individuals and conducted both basic science and product validations in all aspects of swine growth and development. Today, she continues to serve as an advisor to the research company and is the Carthage Veterinary Service Nutrition Director.

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Dr. JONG Ming-Hwa

Dr. JONG Ming-Hwa graduated from the Veterinary Department of Taiwan University in 1969 and earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine conferred by Nihon University, Japan in 1993. After 1 year military service, he started professional career in 1970 as a junior specialist in Taiwan Provincial Animal Research Institute and became the Director of Hog Cholera Research Division until 2009 when he retired. He developed an immunodiffusion diagnostic agent by using soluble antigens of AD virus and an inactivated vaccine was also commercialized which provided an effective tool for controlling of the disease before gene-deleted AD vaccines were introduced into Taiwan. He has devoted himself to promoting the quality of hog cholera LPC-China live vaccine which was developed in 1961 and to adapting the vaccine strain on cell culture since the late of 1980s. Eventually, a highly safe and effective hog cholera tissue culture live vaccine and a new protectant medium by which immediately hypersensitive reaction was solved completely and were successively developed and finally patented in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Bob MorrisonBob Morrison
University of Minnesota, USA

Dr.Bob Morrison is a Veterinary Professor in the University of Minnesota Swine Group. He is an avid teacher, and conducts applied research and service to the swine industry. One of his responsibilities is program chair for the annual Leman Swine Conference. He is also the host of a popular educational audio series called “At the Meeting”. Bob is involved in a family owned swine farm with 3,000 sows in western Minnesota. He consults with small regional swine farms and large integrated systems in the United States and around the world. This broad experience in conjunction with his business training gives him the ability to combine applied science with the business aspects of pork production.


Deborah MurrayDeborah Murray
New Fashion Pork, USA

Dr. Deborah Murray received her DVM at the University of Minnesota in 2006 and has practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian from 2006-2007. Since 2007 she has been a swine exclusive veterinarian working for New Fashion Pork, in Jackson MN. Deborah is in charge of veterinary services for the company which has approximately 59,000 sows and markets about 1.4million pigs annually. Deborah received the Young Swine Veterinarian award from AASV in 2012, and the Science in Practice award from the Leman Conference (USA) in 2016. Deborah has served as a committee chair for the AASV annual meeting and has spoken several times at the AASV annual meeting, Leman Conference (USA), and the Swine Disease Conference in Ames IA.

Jennifer PattersonJennifer Patterson
University of Alberta, Canada

Jennifer is the Senior Research Coordinator for the Swine Reproduction & Development Program (SRDP) at the University of Alberta.  She received her MSc in Animal Science from the University of Alberta, specializing in Gilt Management and Reproduction.  She is responsible for the overall delivery of animal based research for the SRDP program which includes the administration and coordination of research projects, the analysis and development of research reports and scientific manuscripts and the presentation of results at various local and international meetings and conferences. She works closely with industry partners and pork production system’s in North America to optimize breeding herd management and to conduct innovative research projects in commercial settings.  She enjoys working with data – establishing and maintaining large databases, looking for trends within the data to create reports that can be used as tools to maintain production efficiency. Most recently Jennifer is responsible for the overall management of the multi-year, multi-institution, research project on Sow Lifetime Productivity (SLP) funded by the National Pork Board USA and an industry sponsor (PIC).

Ping Qian

Ping Qian

Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Dr. Qian is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Huazhong Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicine. From 2012, he has been appointed as the Chief veterinarian Inspector of Guangxi Yangxiang Group, and director Yangxiang Animal Production Institute. Dr. Qian’s research focuses are viral infection and immunity mechanism, novel gene engineering of vaccine and diagnostic agents, and general swine disease prevention and control. He has participated a number of projects , including National 973, National 863, Chinese Natural Science Foundation, Chinese National Programs for Science and Technology Development, Wuhan Science and Technology Development projects, Foundation for commercialization of agricultural scientific and technological achievement, and PRV eradication for Guangxi Industrialized Pig Production. He has published over 30 papers in J Viroland Vaccine, which are included in the SCI. Dr. Qian co-edited 2 books and has 2 national patents.

Dr. Qin

Liting Qin

New Hope Liuhe

Dr. Qin is the general manager of New Hope Liuhe Animal Health Center. He graduated with a PhD from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in 2009. He has been leading and involved in over ten research projects including from Chinese Natural Science Foundation. He has published over 120 research papers. In 2013, he joined New Hope Liuhe and is in charge of veterinary diagnostic laboratory. His responsibilities include disease control and eradication using diagnostic laboratory focusing on diagnosis of swine diseases, epidemiological study of major swine diseases, evaluation and selecting of animal health products (vaccines, drugs, and disinfectants), vaccination and diseases eradication.

Huaji Qiu

Huaji Qiu

Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS

Professor Qiu is the head of Division of Swine Infectious Diseases and chief scientist of Innovation Team for High-Consequence Swine Viral Diseases, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS. His interests are focused on the basic and applied research in classical/African swine fever and pseudorabies. He has been awarded two national and three provincial prizes for progress in science and technology. He has published 140 peer-reviewed papers, including 77 papers in SCI-indexed journals. He serves as an editor of World Journal of Virology, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology and Acta Microbiologia Sinica, and peer reviewer of Journal of Virology, Gene Therapy, Vaccine, Veterinary Research, Veterinary Microbiology, Virus Research, etc.

Dr. Gordon Spronk head shotGordon D. Spronk, D.V.M.

Pipestone Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Spronk is the Chairman of the Board, Staff Veterinarian and Partner of Pipestone Veterinary Clinic. He received both his bachelor and doctor degrees from the University Of Minnesota, College Of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he began his veterinary career in southwest Minnesota focusing on dairy and swine herd health programs. Dr. Spronk is engaged in various professional and business activities, he is the Co-founder and Past President of several swine production businesses and remains active in various ownership roles . He received Science in Practice Award (U of Minnesota) in 2011 and Swine Practitioner of the Year (AASV)in 2000.

Pedro UrriolaPedro E. Urriola
University of Minnesota, USA

Pedro E. Urriola graduated in 2003 from Universidad Central de Venezuela with a bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine.  He received MS in Swine Nutrition at the University of Minnesota and PhD in Swine Nutrition at the University of Illinois.  The topics of Pedro’s M.S. and Ph.D. research were dedicated to the improvement of nutritional utilization of alternative feed ingredients in diets for growing pigs.  This work resulted in 6 peer review publications, 19 proceedings in professional meetings, a book chapter, and multiple presentations for commodity groups, swine producers, and the general feed industry in the United States and Latin America.  Currently, Dr. Urriola is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Animal Sciences of the University of Minnesota. His work is on our work on nutritional evaluation of industrial co-products at the University of Minnesota, especially with distillers dried grains with solubles, but focusing in multiple aspects of energy, amino acids, phosphorus, and dietary fiber.  His research has being awarded recognition at the American Society of Animal Science. He’s also involved in projects on the management and control of Porcine Coronaviruses transmission.

Tian Wang

Tian Wang

Nanjing Agriculture University

Dr. Tian WANG , Professor(PhD supervisor)of Nanjing Agricultural University. February 1982 so far, he has served as deputy head of Department of Animal Science, director of Animal Nutrition and Feed Research Institute, director of Animal Production Experimental Farm, dean of Animal Science and Technology College at the university. He incumbent the director of Academic Affairs Office at the university. And the member of Chinese Committee of Feed Evaluation, the member of National Feed Industry Standardization Technical Committee, vice president of Animal Nutrition Society at Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, vice president of Jiangsu Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, president of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Society in Jiangsu Province. He has chaired or participated in the National Science and Technology Support Program, National Basic Research Program of China, 863 Program, Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Key Program of Science and Technology of Agriculture Ministry and Key Program of High Technology (Agriculture) in Jiangsu Province etc. More than 500 papers published in academic journals at home and abroad.

Fabio Vannucci

University of Minnesota

Dr. Fabio Vannucci is Assistant professor with special interest in food animal disease. He is a DVM graduate of Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil, earned MSc from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, and PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2013.  His research is focused on pathogenesis and diagnostics of enteric diseases in swine, specifically Proliferative Enteropathy (Lawsonia intracellularis) and Brachyspiral colitis. Recently, he has worked on the diagnostic investigation and characterization of vesicular disease and pre-weaning mortality associated with Senecavirus A infection. He also has focused on development of tools for rapid diagnostic response to endemic and emerging diseases of swine.

hanchun yang

Hanchun Yang, Ph.D., China Agricultural University, China

Prof. Yang’s main research fields include: Prevention and control techniques of animal infectious diseases, and molecular virology & immunology. Research work is mainly focusing on porcine reproduction and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine circo¬virus type 2 (PCV2) and porcine encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV). He is the Associate Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine and Director of Key Laboratory of Animal Epidemiology and Zoonosis of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). Prof. yang is also a member of Arterivirus study group of ICTV, the General Secretary of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV).He was awarded the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar and the Outstanding Middle-aged Expert of MOA.