Swine Animal Welfare Expert Committee
- Dr. Dennis DiPietre, Columbia, MO
Serves as a consultant with major production, packing, genetics and pharmaceutical companies in the swine industry as well as USDA and several major agricultural universities.
- Dr. David Reeves, University of Georgia
Associate Professor of Population Health at the University of Georgia Veterinary Medical School. Nationally known for his expertise in swine health and management. Has worked with numerous swine production companies and producers to improve management, productivity and animal well-being.
- Dr. Janice Swanson, Michigan State University
Serves as Director of Animal Welfare, Michigan State University, where she holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Dr. Harold Gonyou, Saskatchewan, Canada
Serves as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and as Research Scientist in ethology at the Prairie Swine Centre. In 2009 received the Award for Technical Innovation Enhancing Production of Safe and Affordable Food from the Canadian Society of Animal Science.
- Dr. Tom Wetzell, Wells, MN
Served as a private practitioner for several years prior to joining the Boehringer Ingelheim veterinary service team. Received American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ 2004 Swine Practitioner of the Year.
- Terry Taylor, Austin, MN
Served in the processing industry his entire career and currently serves as an industry consultant. Expertise in quality control and management.
- Dr. Rick Tubbs, DVM, Woodburn, KY
Serves as a swine practitioner in private practice focusing on swine health and production. Owner of Green River Swine Consultation.
- Keith Thornton, Windsor Heights, IA
Internationally known for his service to the swine industry, Mr. Thornton has been a consultant for production systems throughout North America and Europe. He has consulted for major production companies and has written books on well-being systems for swine.
Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University, reviews the program on an annual basis.