Working Groups

Swine Health Monitoring and
Analysis Group

This group is charged with assessing foreign, transboundary production disease risk using information from a variety of sources. The outcome of this assessment is the ongoing prioritization of the Swine Disease Matrix. It is also responsible for monitoring and advising the Swine Health Monitoring Project and the use of the AgConnect technology to reach the Swine Health Monitoring Project goals. In addition it is responsible for development and advice for ongoing projects to monitor domestic diseases affecting swine health and the data analysis projects that will support on-farm, prospective producer decision making.

Swine Health Preparedness and
Response Group

This group is charged with oversight of the Swine Disease Matrix research. It reviews the analysis of the Matrix content and is responsible for funding research to fulfill the Matrix objectives. It is also responsible for advising and oversight of SHIC’s role in the emerging swine diseases response plan. That includes SHIC’s roles and responsibilities in response to an emerging swine health disease and for the information and analysis necessary to support the appropriate pork producer and pork industry response to emerging swine diseases.

SHIC Monitoring and Analysis Working Group

Jim Niewold
Illinois pork producer
Working Group Chair

Lisa Becton
NPB Staff

Tom Burkgren
AASV Staff

Dana Cole
USDA STAS: CEAH

Joe Connor
Veterinarian

Tony Forshey
SAHO, Ohio

Jer Geiger
Veterinarian – Genus PIC

Steve Henry
Veterinarian

Dick Hesse
KSU

Clayton Johnson
DVM, Director of Health,
Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD

Daniel Linhares
ISU

Rodger Main
ISU

Bret Marsh
SAHO, Indiana

Mike Murtaugh
UMN

Dustin Oedekovin
SAHO, South Dakota

Dave Pyburn
NPB Staff

Chris Rademacher
ISU

Albert Rovira
UMN

Dave Schmitt
SAHO, Iowa

Kent Schwartz
ISU

Harry Snelson
AASV Staff

Gordon Spronk
Veterinarian – Pipestone

Ray Summerlin
Smithfield production – North Carolina

Beth Thompson
SAHO, Minnesota

Jerry Torrison
UMN

Fabio Vannucci
UMN

Liz Wagstrom
NPPC Staff

Patrick Webb
NPB Staff

Paul Yeske
Veterinarian

SHIC Preparedness and Response Working Group

Gene Erickson
NCSU – retired
Working Group Chair

Cecilia Antognoli
USDA – CEAH

Lisa Becton
NPB Staff

Dave Bomgaars
Iowa pork producer / veterinarian

Tom Burkgren
AASV Staff

Wayne Chittick
Boehringer-Ingelheim

Jim Collins
UMN

Ying Fang
KSU

Christa Goodell
Idexx

Brad Greenway
South Dakota pork producer

Jane Christopher-Hennings
SDSU

Derald Holtkamp
ISU

Marlin Hoogland
Veterinarian – Smithfield

Jeff Kaisand
SAHO, Iowa

Kelly Lager
USDA-ARS

Bret Marsh
SAHO, Indiana

Bill Nelson
Tetracore

Conley Nelson
Smithfield

Dave Pyburn
NPB Staff

Harry Snelson
AASV Staff

Sabrina Swenson
USDA-NVSL

Liz Wagstrom
NPPC Staff

Patrick Webb
NPB Staff

Jeff Zimmerman
ISU