Swine it #134: Dr. Gustavo Machado: Swine disease modelling - possibilities and scenarios to help the industry

calendar icon 10 March 2022
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Disease prevention is a very important aspect of successful swine management but sometimes, no matter how good your biosecurity is, diseases find a way to infect the herd. This is why it is helpful to have effective plans in place to minimize the damage done. In today’s talk Dr. Greiner, Dr. Gustavo Machado discusses how swine disease models work, what they will look like in the future, and how they can be effective to prepare for diseases such as ASF infecting our swine herds.

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What you will learn:

1. Disease modeling

2. The changes in disease modeling in the last few decades

3. How do we create a model for a disease we don’t have

4. How do we start to create a disease model

5. What can others do to help create the model

6. The model’s future

7. Key points

Meet the guest: Dr. Gustavo Machado is a 2010 graduate of the Veterinary College at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. He completed a Master of Science in veterinary epidemiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil on Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) epidemiology in 2013. He received his Ph.D. in 2016 while he worked with computer scientists on the development of machine learning tools applied to epidemiology. After graduating in 2016 he held a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Furthermore, he held a position as a postdoctoral associate in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Machado led his research on transboundary epidemiology in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology. Nowadays, he holds a position as an assistant professor at NC State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Márcio Gonçalves

Founder of Swine it
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