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Current projects
Rosengren Epidemiology Consulting has lots of exciting projects planned for 2012 - 2013.

CASV PRRS Regional Control Coordination

 

Enhancing the PRRS Free Certification program - Funded by the Canadian Swine Health Board

 

Building Least-Cost testing options for PRRS Regional Control Projects - Jointly funded by National Pork Board & Canadian Swine Health Board

 

Understanding Women's Issues in Large Animal Veterinary Medicine

 

Where will we see you next?

 

Banff Pork 2013

AASV 2013 - San Diego


 

Recent Work
Recent publically available work includes:

PRRS-Free Certification Program
Alternative sample and testing options for PRRSv Virus

FAQ about Antimicrobial Resistance (as presented at Provincial Chicken Farmer meetings in 2012).  

Antimicrobial use & resistance in pigs and chickens: A review of the science, policy & control practices from farm to slaughter

Newsletter and Tools for Regional PRRS Control

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

 

Rosengren, L., C. Waldner, R. Reid-Smith, P. Dowling, and J. Harding. 2007. Associations between feed & water antimicrobial use in farrow-to-finish swine herds and antimicrobial resistance of fecal Escherichia coli from grow-finish pigs. Microb. Drug Resist. 13:261-269.

 

Rosengren, L., C. Waldner, R. Reid-Smith, J. Harding, S. Gow, and W. Wilkins. 2008. Antimicrobial use through feed, water and injection in 20 swine farms in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Can. J. Vet. Res. 72:143 - 150.

 

Rosengren, L. B., C. L. Waldner, R. J. Reid-Smith, S. L. Checkley, M. E. McFall, and A. Rajic. 2008. Antimicrobial resistance of fecal Escherichia coli isolated from grow-finish pigs in 20 herds in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Can. J. Vet. Res. 72:160-167.

 

Rosengren, L. B., C. L. Waldner, R. J. Reid-Smith, S. L. Checkley, M. E. McFall, and A. Rajic. 2008. Antimicrobial resistance of fecal Salmonella spp. isolated from all phases of pig production in 20 herds in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Can. J. Vet. Res. 72:151-159. Rosengren, L. B., C. L. Waldner, R. J. Reid-Smith, and A. Valdivieso-Garcia. 2009. Associations between antimicrobial exposure and resistance in fecal Campylobacter spp. From grow-finish pigs on-farm in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. J. Food Protect. 72:482-489.

Rosengren, L. B., C. L. Waldner, and R. J. Reid-Smith. 2009. Associations between antimicrobial resistance phenotypes, antimicrobial resistance genes and virulence genes of fecal Escherichia coli from healthy grow-finish pigs. App. Environ. Microb. 75:1373-1380.

Waldner, C. L., R. I. Kennedy, L. Rosengren, E. G. Clark. 2009. A field study of culling and death loss in adult beef cows from Western Canada including gross post mortem and histological examination findings. Can Vet J. Accepted for publication.

Waldner, C. L., L. Rosengren. 2009. Factors associated with serum immunoglobulin G levels in beef calves from Alberta and Saskatchewan and associations between passive transfer and health outcomes. Can Vet J. 50:275-281.

Waldner, C. L., L. Rosengren. 2010. A field study of culling and mortality in beef cows from Western Canada. Can Vet J. 51(11), 1227-1238.Olson, G. L., L. Robine, L. Rosengren, C. Baker, M. Duggan, M. Chirino, L. Weber, J. Harding. 2009. Parturition induction 2 days prior to term decreases lactational growth but not piglet maturity, post-weaning growth, or health. Accepted. Can J An. Sci.

Wilkins, W., Rajic, A., Waldner, C., McFall, M., Chow, E., Muckle, A., Rosengren, L. 2010. Distribution of Salmonella serovars in breeding, nursery, and grow-to-finish pigs, and risk factors for shedding in ten farrow-to-finish swine farms in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Can Vet J Res. 74 (2): 81-90.Deckert, A., S. Gow, L. Rosengren, D. Leger, B. Avery, D. Daignault, L. Dutil, R. Reid-Smith, R. Irwin. 2010. Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) Farm Program: Results from finisher pig surveillance. Zoonosis and Public Health. 57 (S1): 71-84.

Van De Weyer, L., S. Hendrick, L. Rosengren, C. Waldner. 2010. An update on leptospirosis in beef herds from Western Canada: Serum antibody titres and vaccination practices. Can Vet J. 52(6): 619.

Jelinski, M., J. Campbell, L. Rosengren. 2012. Quantitative and qualitative assessment of the demand for veterinarians and animal health technologists in Western Canada. Can Vet J. 53: 673.

Recent Conference Presentations

Rosengren, L., Poljak, Z., Gagnon, C. A., 2011. Adjusting disease freedom confidence for imperfect diagnostic accuracy. A review of the evidence for non-traditional diagnostic specimens tested for Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome Virus. Conference for Research Workers in Animal Diseases. Chicago, IL.

Rosengren, L. 2011. Are We Stuck? Connecting the dots between Science and the Farm. Antimicrobial Stewardship in Canadian Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine. Toronto, ON

Rosengren, L., Wagner, H. 2011. PRRS-Free Herd Certification: An update on the Western Canada Pilot Project. American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Phoenix, AZ.

Rosengren, L., Wagner, H. 2011. PRRS-Free Herd Certification: Update on the Western Canada pilot project. Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians. Saskatoon, SK.