Erin Cortus

Erin Cortus

Dr. Erin CortusErin Cortus, PhD, University of Minnesota


Erin Cortus joined the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota in August 2017. Her position as Assistant Professor and Extension Engineer is to provide engineering expertise in the area of sustainable animal agriculture systems. Erin was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. She earned her Bachelor of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering degree and PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Cortus also has eight years of experience in a similar Research and Extension role at South Dakota State University. Her past and ongoing projects include measuring the air quality impacts of different manure management practices in swine, poultry, dairy and beef cattle barns, and the impacts of providing additional microenvironment control for grow-finish pigs and cattle. The broad mission of Dr. Cortus’ program is to work with producers and communities to understand and continually improve the quality and productivity of livestock environments.

艾琳·科特斯于2017年八月加入明尼苏达大学生物产品和生物系统工程部,担任助理教授和推广工程师的职位,为可持续动物农业系统领域提供工程专业知识。艾琳出生并成长于加拿大萨斯喀彻温省。她在萨斯喀彻温大学获得农业和生物资源工程学士学位和博士学位。 科特斯博士还在南达科他州立大学从事了八年相关研究和推广工作。她过去和正在进行的项目包括测量猪,家禽,乳制品和肉牛场中不同粪肥管理措施对空气质量的影响,以及为生长肥育猪和牛提供额外微环境控制所产生的影响。 科特斯博士希望通过与生产者和社区的合作,了解并持续改善家畜环境的质量和生产力。

John Deen

John Deen

Dr. John Deen John Deen, DVM, PhD, Dipl ABVP, ACAWUniversity of Minnesota, USA


John is a professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Minnesota. For the past 7 years, he was the Director of the One Health Workforce Project, part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program.  His work in research, teaching and extension has been in epidemiology and economics, focusing on measurement and optimization across competing needs in animal agriculture, particularly in pig farming.  He has led numerous projects on the measurement of welfare, disease and their clinical assessment. Dr. Deen earned his DVM and PhD from the University of Guelph and gained board certification in swine health management from the American College of Veterinary Practitioners in 1994 and the American College of Animal Welfare in 2012.



Clayton Johnson

Clayton Johnson

Dr. Clayton L. JohnsonClayton L. Johnson, DVM, University of Minnesota, USA


Dr.Clayton Johnson is a Partner and Veterinarian at Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. located in Carthage, Illinois. He is one of twelve veterinarians dedicated to the swine veterinary practice providing health, management, and production consulting to swine producers throughout the world.

Dr. Johnson attended the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, continuing on to complete the Executive Veterinary Program.




Xiaowen Li

Xiaowen Li

Dr. Xiaowen Li

Xiaowen Li, DVM, New Hope Liuhe, China



Li Xiaowen, Doctor of Professional Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Practitioner. Director of Swine Health Management Laboratory, New hope liuhe Academy of Swine Research, Director of veterinary Tibet Xinhao Technology Co. Ltd (NHLH). Since Master graduation, I have been engaged in pig production, veterinary and management. He worked in Wuhan Tianzhong animal husbandry Co., LET as experimenter, pig farm technician, deputy veterinary manager, pig farm manager, technical manager, general manager of the branch, and general manager of the pig management company. Dr. Li got his bachelor of science degree in Veterinary Medicine from Liaocheng University, got the master degree from Hunan Agricultural University, and graduated as DVM from Nanjing Agricultural University. Dr. Li is one of the prizewinner of 2019 Morrison Science in Practice Award.

Dirk Pfeiffer

Dirk Pfeiffer

Dr. Dirk U. PfeifferDirk U. Pfeiffer, Professor, City University of Hong Kong


Dirk Pfeiffer graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany in 1984. This was followed by postgraduate research towards a Dr.med.vet degree at the same university. He obtained a PhD from Massey University, New Zealand, in 1994, where he also worked as an academic for 9 years. Since 1999, he has been holding the Chair in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, UK. In 2016, Dirk joined City University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor of One Health, while still maintaining a 20% appointment at RVC. Dirk has been involved in epidemiological research since 1985 working in many developing as well as developed countries around the world. Dirk has worked extensively at the science-policy interface through advisory roles for the European Union, the United Nations and several national governments. Dirk has co-authored 344 peer-reviewed publications associated with an ISI WoS h-index of 43 and Scopus h-index of 46 (both as of June 2019). He has conducted research on African swine fever in Africa and Europe since 2005 resulting in 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications. 

德克·法伊弗于1984年毕业于德国吉森的吉森尤斯图斯-李比希大学兽医学专业。随后在同一所大学攻读了兽医学博士学位。他与1994年在新西兰梅西大学获得博士学位,并在那里做了9年的专业学者。自1999年以来,他一直担任英国伦敦皇家兽医学院的兽医流行病学主席。2016年,德克加入香港城市大学担任“一健康”的主席教授,同时仍在英国伦敦皇家兽医学院做20%的任职。自1985年以来,德克一直参与流行病学的研究,在世界各地的许多发展中和发达国家工作。德克通过为欧盟,联合国,和几个国家政府提供咨询服务,在科学政策接口方面进行了广泛的工作。德克共同撰写了344篇同行评议的出版物,同时获得了43的ISI WoS H指数和46的斯高帕斯指数(均截至2019年6月)。自2005年以来,他对非洲和欧洲猪瘟进行了研究,发表了20份同行评议的科学出版物。

Huaji Qiu

Huaji Qiu

Dr. Huaji QiuHuaji Qiu, PhD, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, China


Professor Qiu is the head of Division of Swine Infectious Diseases and chief scientist of for 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.


Gordon Spronk

Gordon Spronk

Dr.Gordon SpronkDr. Gordon Spronk, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services, USA


Dr. Gordon Spronk is a native of the Pipestone, Minnesota agricultural community and a 1981 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. Dr. Spronk currently serves as Chair, Board of Directors and as a staff veterinarian at Pipestone Holdings and is co-owner in his family farm with 10,000 sows and over 3,000 corn and soybean acres. Dr. Spronk’s community activities include: Church Elder and Trustee of local churches and support of several local and regional charities.


Montserrat Torremorell

Montserrat Torremorell

Dr. Montserrat TorremorelMontserrat Torremorell, DVM, University of Minnesota


Dr. Montserrat Torremorell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her DVM degree from the University Autonomous of Barcelona in 1994 and her PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1999.

Dr. Torremorell joined the University of Minnesota as the Leman Chair in Swine Health and Productivity in May 2009. Prior to that, she was employed at Genus/PIC, the largest swine breeding company in the world, where she led the efforts in PRRSV elimination and conducted research and technical support. Dr. Torremorell has an extensive background in swine health, research, and production systems, including health improvement strategies, disease eradication, diagnostics, biosecurity programs, and health genomics.

Dr. Torremorell currently conducts research of economically significant swine diseases focusing on the transmission, control and elimination of influenza and PRRS infections in pigs. She also researches biosecurity technologies with applicability to prevent and mitigate airborne infections in pigs. She teaches in Veterinary Medicine to both, DVM and graduate students and is passionate about helping producers and veterinarians to apply science to control diseases. She is also the director of the Swine Disease Eradication Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Torremorell is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 200 abstracts and articles in conference proceedings. In 2003 Dr. Torremorell was awarded with the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award from the University of Minnesota for the work on PRRS elimination, and in 2017 she received the prestigious Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence at the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine.




托瑞莫瑞尔博士是70多篇经同行评审的期刊文章,和200多篇会议论文摘要和文章的作者。2003年,她获得了明尼苏达大学的Allen D. Leman科学实践奖,来表彰她在PRRS消除上的贡献。2017年,她获得了明尼苏达大学兽医学院著名的Zoetis兽医卓越研究奖。

Pedro Urriola

Pedro Urriola

Dr. 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.

Fabio Vannucci

Fabio Vannucci

Dr. Fabio VannucciFabio Vannucci, DVM, University of Minnesota, USA


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.

法比奥.万努奇博士是明尼苏达大学从事食品动物疾病研究的副教授。他从巴西卫卡萨联邦大学获得兽医博士,在米那斯格雷斯联邦大学获得硕士学位, 在明尼苏达大学获得博士学位。 他的研究领域是猪肠道疾病的病理和诊断, 特别是增生性肠病 (胞内劳森) 和Brachyspiral 结肠炎。 目前, 他正在开展与瑟尼卡病毒A相关的水疱病和断奶前死亡的调查和定性。他还从事开发针对猪的流行病和新发疾病的快速诊断工具的工作。

Nathan Winkelman

Nathan Winkelman

Dr. Nathan WinkelmanNathan Winkelman, DVM, Swine Services Unlimited Inc.


Dr. Nathan Winkelman is an internationally recognized swine veterinary consultant and has presented at a multitude of major veterinarian and producer meetings for over three decades. 

Currently, Nate is president and co-owner of Swine Services Unlimited Inc. (SSUI) with Dr. Adam Mueller.  SSUI is a swine veterinary consultation and research company.  SSUI specializes in working with progressive pork producers throughout North and South America and more recently China, on swine health and biosecurity, production management and record analysis. SSUI also is a CRO (Contract Research Organization) for swine vaccine and pharmaceutical companies conducting GCP trials on all swine disease pathogens.

Dr. Winkelman also specializes in ileitis research.  He has developed an ileitis disease model, and since 1995 has emphasized conducting scientific trials with this disease and many others for the swine industry.  In 2012 he patented DLI® (Diluted Lawsonia intracellularis), a method of providing controlled ileitis immunity. 

Dr. Winkelman obtained a BS in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and a DVM degree in 1984.  He is the primary author of over 40 scientific articles, a book chapter, and co-author of numerous scientific papers on ileitis and other swine diseases. 

Dr. Winkelman is currently the AASV (American Association of Swine Veterinarians) President, and the recent recipient of the Leman Science in Practice Award in 2019.


目前,内森博士是Swine Services Unlimited Inc.(SSUI)的总裁并与亚当·米勒一同出任共同所有人。SSUI是一家猪兽医咨询和研究公司,专注于北美和南美以及中国的猪生产商合作,涉及猪健康和生物安全,生产管理和记录分析。SSUI也是猪疫苗和制药公司的合同研究组织(CRO),对所有猪病的病原体进行GCP试验。




De Wu

De Wu

De WuDe Wu, Sichuan Agricultural University,


Dr. Wu is a swine nutrition expert, vice president of Sichuan Agricultural University, Director of Animal Nutrition Institute, Director of key lab of animal disease-resistant nutrition and feed science of Ministry of Agriculture, vice president of Chinese Society of Animal Nutrition. He leads more than 10 research projects, including 4 from National Natural Science foundation, Chang-Jiang (Cheung Kong) Scholar Professor and Innovation foundations, national high talents special support program, national pig production system Sichuan innovation team, and agricultural science and technology achievements foundation, Sichuan provincial science and technology department foundation. Dr.Wu has received various awards at national, provincial, and community levels for his contributions in science and research.



Zhichun Yan

Zhichun Yan

 De WuZhichun Yan, New hope LiuHe


Jason Zhichun YAN, chief officer of science in New Hope Liuhe Group. He has more than twenty years of experiences in promoting and practicing new techniques in managing modern swine farms with focus on business planning, production, as well as herd health management.


Hanchun Yang

Hanchun Yang

Hanchun YangHanchun Yang, DVM


        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.

     杨汉春,男,生于1964年1月,博士,中国农业大学动物医学院教授、博士生导师。国家杰出青年基金获 得者,农业部有突出贡献的中青年专家。国际病毒分类委员会(ICTV)动脉炎病毒研究组成员。中国农业大学动物医学院副院长、农业部动物流行病学与人畜共 患病重点实验室主任。现任中国畜牧兽医学会秘书长。以动物传染病防治技术、分子病毒学与免疫学为主要研究方向,重点研究猪繁殖与呼吸综合征病毒、猪圆环病 毒2型和脑心肌炎病毒。

Lin Yuan

Lin Yuan

Dr. Lin YuanLin Yuan, DVM, China Animal Disease Control Centre




Dr. Lin Yuan, senior veterinarian, received his DVM degree from China Agricultural University. From 2009,he has worked in China Animal Disease Control Centre (CADC). He is currently the Director of pathology laboratory of National Veterinary Diagnostic Center (NVDC) & OIE Reference Laboratory for PRRSV at CADC.

His current research is focus on R&D of Reference Materials of veterinary diagnosis、digital PCR. He has received 3 certificates of the PRRSV national certified reference material from state administration for market regulation. He has developed series of digital PCR,including PRRSV、ASFV、CSFV、FMDV、AIV …. He has published 7 veterinary industry standards, more than 10 articles and patents.


Zhikai Zeng

Zhikai Zeng

Zhikai ZengZhikai Zeng, New Hop Liuhe Co., Ltd


Dr. Zhikai Zeng received his Master and Doctor Degree from China Agricultural University in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He has also earned a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science from South China Agricultural University in 2008. In 2015, he became a Postdoctoral Fellow of University of Minnesota and Lead 2 National Pork Board projects that aim to screen the best matched commercial carbohydrases for corn DDGS, and to explore the gut physiological responses of enzyme inclusion in pig diets. He also worked with a genetic company (Topigs Norsvin) to evaluate the effect of birth weight and early phase growth performance on the survival and long-term performance of pigs. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist in Academy of Swine Research, New Hope Liuhe Co., Ltd. He is leading the nutrition team to support the pork production business of New Hope.


Guihong Zhang

Guihong Zhang

Dr. Guihong ZhangGuihong Zhang, PhD, Huanan Agricultural University, China


Dr. Zhang is the professor and PhD advisor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Huanan Agricultural University. She is currently an expert in the modern pig industrial technology system, focusing on the investigation of epidemiological swine diseases and elimination of swine fever in southern China. She is the executive director of the Veterinary Biotechnology branch and the director of the Veterinary Public Health branch of the Chinese Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Society. She serves as the chair of the Swine Disease branch of the Guangdong Province Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Society, and a member of the emergency management of public emergencies experts group in Guangdong. In recent years, Dr. Zhang works at the front line of pig production, serving large-scale pig farms and solving practical problems in production. So far, she has hosted a number of national, provincial and ministerial research projects, and published more than 100 research papers as the first author or correspondent author, including more than 60 articles in SCI. She participated in the editing of several academic monographs, including “Pig disease prevention measures and disease identification”, “Standardized pig scale farming”, and “Main technical measures for raising the production level of small and medium-sized farms”. She was the primary reviewer of “Color map of pig disease diagnosis” and “Swine Disease (the tenth edition)”. She has received four scientific research awards, three new veterinary medicine certificates, and two patents.


Sponsor Speakers

Ping Hong

Ping Hong

Mr. Ping HongPing Hong, President, Anyou Group


Hong Ping, founder of Anyou Group, animal nutrition expert, low-carbon agriculture, environmentally friendly feed advocate, vice president of China Animal Husbandry Association pig industry branch, chairman of China's animal husbandry feed industry chief CTO club. Mr. Hong Ping has extensive experience in formula technology, production process, quality management and marketing related to feed. He is the author of Feed Ingredients, Science Feed, Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Feed, Aquatic Nutrition and The internship and other works, and the first inventor and the main inventor obtained 32 authorized patents, including 15 invention patents.

安佑集团创始人洪平,动物营养专家,低碳农业、环保饲料提倡人,中国畜牧业协会猪业分会副会长,中国畜牧饲料行业首席CTO俱乐  部理事长。洪平先生对与饲料有关的配方技术、生产流程、品质管理及市场营销有着丰富的经验,著有《饲料原料要览》、《科学饲料》、《水产动物营养及饲料》、《水产营养与实习》等著作,并以第一发明人和主要发明人获得授权专利32件,其中发明专利15件。

Kegong Tian

Kegong Tian

Mr. Kegong TianKegong Tian, Pulike Biological, China


Academic leader

Deputy of the 13th National People’s Congress

Director of National Research Center for Veterinary Medicine

Director and Chief Expert of Reference Laboratory of PRRS of OIE

National Committee of Animal Epidemic Prevention Experts/

Leader of the Expert Team on Highly Pathogenic PRRS

Distinguished Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Henan Agricultural University

Vice Chairman of Epizootiology Branch of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine

Has been honored as

“Young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions of Ministry of Agriculture (2005)”

 “The New China 60 Years Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science and Technology Contribution Award (Outstanding Person)(2009)”

“Scientific Chinese 2011 Person of the Year”

“State Council Special Allowance Specialist (2012)”

  “National Agricultural Research Outstanding Talents (2012)”

  “National Outstanding Scientist (2012)”

    “Central Plains Scholar (2014)”

“The 8th Tan Jiazhen Life Science Industrialization Award (2015)” 



















Zhibin Wen

Zhibin Wen

Mr. Zhibin WenZhibin Wen, Boen Group, China





Speaker Profile:Technical Services Director of Boen Group, Master's degree in preventive veterinary medicine of Central China Agricultural University, academician Chen Huanchun team of state key laboratory of agricultural microbiology, studied under professor Jin Meilin.

Successively held the post of veterinary director’s assistant of large-scale pig farm, director of pig farm, President of training college, vice President of operation of pig breeding division, director of technical service and so on.

Edited 3 books of production process management course of large-scale pig farms, and provided training services of more than 40 times for more than 20 large-scale pig farms in China, including yangxiang group, guangdong agricultural reclamation, zhengbang group and AnYou Group.


Jian'an Xie

Jian'an Xie

Mr. Jian'an XieJian’an Xie, DSM, China


·Graduate from Hunan Agricultural University, Animal Nutrition and Feed Processing & Animal Genetics and Breeding major

· Previously worked as production manager and marketing manager of agricultural and animal husbandry listed companies

· Joined DSM in 2004 and has served as technical director, technical manager, supervisor, general dietitian, and general animal husbandry.

·Professional experience in breeding, veterinary and nutrition

· Good at:

- design of pig nutrition schemes under different feeding targets;

- development of nutrition plans in different feeding environments;

- control of farm cost scale









Fuxiang Zhao

Fuxiang Zhao

Mr. Fuxiang ZhaoFuxiang Zhao, Uben Vaccine, China


Practicing veterinarian, graduated from China Agricultural University

He has worked for Tianjin Zhengda Feed Technology Co., Ltd. and American Pfizer Animals Health Products Co., Ltd. and other technical departments

Founder of the original farm of Xinyu Department of the pig industry

He is currently the Director of Technical Service of Hangzhou Youben.