Curriculum Vitae

Darwin L. Reicks, DVM

EDUCATION:

1994 Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA.  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

1990 Iowa State University, Ames, IA.  Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2017 to present: Reicks Veterinary Research & Consulting.  Saint Peter, MN USA

   1994 to 2016: Swine Vet Center, P.A., Saint Peter, MN USA

 

HONORS

Science with Practice Award 2017 ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference

Science in Practice Award 2005 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

 

NON-REFERRED PROFESSIONAL ARTICLES, PROCEEDINGS, ABSTRACTS, & PRESENTATIONS:

1.       Managing reproduction during disease outbreaks. Swine Reprod. Symposium Certificate Program.  Wuhan, China 2019.

2.       Operational biosecurity and methods for PRRS elimination. Swine Reprod. Symp. Certificate Program.  Wuhan, China 2019.

3.       New animal entry. Swine Reproduction Symposium Certificate Program.  Wuhan, China 2019.

4.       Boar stud design. Swine Reproduction Symposium Certificate Program.  Wuhan, China 2019.

5.       Sampling and diagnostic result interpretation. Swine Reproduction Symposium Certificate Program.  Wuhan, China 2019.

6.       Avoiding toxic residues in the boar stud lab. AASV. Orlando. 2019

7.       Risk factors in dose contamination. Latest Advances and Innovations Swine Reproduction conf. 2018

8.       HQS program results in USA. Latest Advances and Innovations Swine Reproduction conf. 2018

9.       The effect of collection technique on contamination: research results. Latest Advances and Innovations conf. 2018

10.    Best collection techniques to avoid bacterial and viral contamination. Boar Stud Managers Conf. Webinar series. 2018

11.    Critical points at boar studs:  clinical cases. 13th International Technical Meeting, Magapor/Univ. of Zaragoza.  Spain. 2018

12.    The critical points of managing a boar stud. Chuying Group Technical Meeting.  Zhengzhou City, China 2018

13.    AI and post-cervical artificial insemination. Chuying Group Technical Meeting.  Zhengzhou City, China 2018

14.    Issues detected by QC labs and solutions.  Chuying Group Technical Meeting. Zhengzhou City, China 2018

15.    The critical points of managing a boar stud. Xiongfeng Technical Meeting.  Zhengzhou City, China 2018

16.    AI and post-cervical artificial insemination. Xiongfeng Technical Meeting.  Zhengzhou City, China 2018

17.    Critical points in managing large boar studs. 12th National Pig Artificial Insemination Conf. Hangshou, China 2018

18.    Analysis of semen from studs and interventions.  ISU Swine Disease Conf.  Ames, Iowa.  2017

19.    Experiences with air filtration in pig barns. Missouri Pork Association Swine Institute.  Sedalia, Missouri. 2017

20.    How we monitor health status: the what, how, when & why we collect samples.  Swine Institute. Missouri. 2017

21.    On-Farm artificial insemination. 2nd Nanjing Agricultural Univ Sino – US Swine Indust. Summit. Nanjing China 2017

22.    Experiences with air filtration.  2nd Nanjing Agricultural Univ Sino – US Swine Indust. Summit. Nanjing China 2017

23.    Veterinary case report guidelines and training.  BI Swine Academy. Nanjing, China. 2017

24.    Reproductive disease differentiation and workshop. BI Swine Academy. Nanjing, China. 2017

25.    Farm Environmental Parameters.  BI Swine Academy.  Nanjing, China. 2017

26.    Concentration assessment and farm repercussions. CP Group Technical Meeting. Inner Mongolia, China 2017

27.    Managing boar studs for downstream production.  CP Group Technical Meeting. Inner Mongolia, China 2017

28.    Ensuring optimal litter size when using AI. CP Group Technical Meeting. Inner Mongolia, China 2017

29.    Semen quality problems and interventions. CP Group Technical Meeting. Inner Mongolia, China 2017

30.    Semen Handling at the Farm. 12th International Technical Meeting, Magapor/Univ. of Zaragoza.  Spain. 2017

31.    Survey of boar stud lameness intervention strategies. AASV. Denver. 2017

32.    Preventing biofilm in the water, lab, and lab equipment.  BSMC. St. Louis. 2016

33.    So, your boar stud has filters, now how do you stop disease from getting in.  BSMC. St. Louis. 2016

34.    Biofilm and sanitation.  International Technical Meeting, Magapor. Spain. 2016

35.    What to do if you suspect swine semen quality issues.  IMV Canada Webinar. 2016

36.    Experiences and results with swine barn air filtration.  Nutreco Technical Meeting.  Quebec, Canada. 2016

37.    Statistics on successes and failures when filtering sow farms and boar studs.  Passion for Pigs. 2016.

38.    Filtration Update – 10+ years.  Canadian Swine Producers Meeting.  Quebec, Canada. 2015.

39.    Issues detected by semen quality control labs and their solutions.  Ontario, Canada. 2015

40.    PED and Boars. Research Update. AASV. 2015

41.    Filtration Update – 10 years.  Poultry Producers Meeting. Ames, Iowa. 2015.

42.    Biosecurity and air filtration to control disease entry into boar studs.  IBSPC. Illinois.  2015

43.    Sperm morphological abnormalities and its most common causes.  Int. Tech. Meeting Genox.  Argentina 2015

44.    Concentration assessment, coefficient of variation, and farm repercussions. Inter. Tech. Mtg. Genox. Argentina 2016

45.    Summary of three PRRS research award proposals.  European PRRS Awards. Germany 2014

46.    Boar stud monitoring:  practical applications with solid science foundation.  European PRRS Awards. Germany 2014

47.    What to do if you suspect swine semen quality issues.  Shakespeare Swine Seminar.  Ontario, Canada 2014

48.    Ensuring optimal litter size when using A.I.  Shakespeare Swine Seminar.  Ontario, Canada 2014

49.    PED Shedding and Contamination Potential from infected boars.  Leman Swine Conference.  St. Paul. 2014

50.    Filtration: 10 years and 100 farms later…what have we learned.  Lemann Swine Conference. St. Paul. 2014

51.    Filters:  Pros and Cons. Iowa Swine Day, Iowa State University, Ames, 2014.

52.    Sperm Morphology Results from 30 NA Boar Studs. IPVS, Cancun, Mexico, 2014.

53.    Implementation of Air Filtration for PRRSv Prevention in USA. IPVS, Cancun, Mexico, 2014

54.    Post Cervical Artificial Insemination. Australia Pig Veterinarians Biennial Conference, Dallas, 2014.

55.    Post Cervical Artificial Insemination. CRA Partnership Program, Australia, 2014.

56.    Biosecurity… What we know and what PED has taught us. CRA Partnership Program, Australia, 2014.

57.    Biosecurity of modern boar studs. International Technical Meeting, Magapor, Spain, 2014.

58.    Incidences detected during quality control in American boar studs. International Technical Meeting, Magapor, Spain, 2014.

59.    Changes at the Boar Stud Level to Keep up With the New Technologies. NSIF Meeting, Nashville, 2013.

60.    Effectiveness of Air Filtration in High Density Pig Areas. IPVS, Belgium Branch, 2013.

61.    Testing Procedures in the Stud. AASV, San Diego, 2013.

62.    What are the primary bacteria found in semen and does it matter. Leman China Conference. Xian, China, 2012.

63.    Results of air filtration in US for PRRS prevention. Leman China Conference. Xian, China, 2012.

64.    How to decide when to change the filters. Leman Conference, St. Paul, 2012.

65.    Managing boar studs for downstream production. EU AIVETS, Ireland, 2012.

66.    Cost effectiveness of air filtration for PRRS in high density pig areas. EU AIVETS, Ireland, 2012.

67.    Interpretation of PRRS tests. BSMC, St. Louis, 2012.

68.    Capturing value of CASA systems. BSMC, St. Louis, 2012.

69.    Air Conditioning for Boar Studs. BSMC, St. Louis, 2012.

70.    Filter Farm Audits. University of Minnesota Swine Rotation, 2012.

71.    Air filtration to reduce PRRS virus introduction by aerosol transmission. University of Minnesota Swine Rotation, 2012.

72.    Effect of Solutein given to boars in isolation on discard rate and sperm quality. AASV, Denver, 2012.

73.    The effect of PRRS ATP vaccine given by exposure to vaccine saturated ropes. AASV, Denver, 2012.

74.    Day to day in American AI centers. Magapor Swine Reproduction Conference, Spain, 2011.

75.    Filtered barns, trailers, semis, what’s working, what’s not. NPIC meeting, Wisconsin Dells, 2011.

76.    Biosecurity in insemination centers and seminal doses. Magapor Swine Reproduction Conference, Spain, 2011.

77.    A financial evaluation of PRRSv introduction risk mitigation attributed to air filtration. Leman Conference, St. Paul, 2011.

78.    Pre-screening of boars for low fertility:  what are the options. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, 2011.

79.    Life inside the bubble: what is it like to have a filtered sow farm. AASV, Phoenix, 2011.

80.    Reduced semen motility and clumping in boar studs:  case reports. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, 2010.

81.    The effect of killed and/or MLV vaccination on exposure to late term pregnant gilts. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, 2010.

82.    Using air filtration to reduce the risk of PRRS introduction. IPVS, Vancouver, Canada, 2010.

83.    Monitoring boar studs for early detection of PRRS virus to prevent downstream infection.  International Pig Topics. March 2010

84.    Circovirus Control for Boar Studs. Kubus Boar Stud Seminar, Spain, 2009.

85.    PRRS Control for Boar Studs. Kubus Boar Stud Seminar, Spain, 2009.

86.    Biosecurity Systems for Boar Studs. Kubus Boar Stud Seminar, Spain, 2009.

87.    Application of Air Filtration Systems. ISU Swine Disease Conference, Ames, 2009.

88.    Application of Air Filtration Systems in Swine Operations. Banff Pork Seminar, Canada, 2009.

89.    Monitoring boar studs for early detection of PRRS virus to avoid complete depop-repop. AASV, Dallas, 2009.

90.    Air Filtration Systems for Boar Studs. Boar Studs Managers Conference, St. Louis, 2008.

91.    Filtration and air conditioning. AASV Filtration pre-conference proceedings, San Diego, 2008.

92.    Field experiences with air filtration: Results and costs. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, 2008.

93.    How to Maximize Value from your Breeding Herd. NAVC, Orlando, 2008.

94.    The effect of vaccination to PCV2 on Detection in Serum, Blood Swab, and Semen. IPVS, South Africa, 2008.

95.    The Effect of Sperm Count and Bacteria on Farrowing Rate and Total Born. IPVS, South Africa, 2008.

96.    PRRS Diagnostics:  current and future needs from the veterinarian in the field. PRRS Int. Symposium, Chicago, 2008.

97.    Field Experiences with Air Filtration. Quebec Poultry and Swine Veterinary C.E. Program, 2008.

98.    PRRS Eradication:  How to apply current research. NAVC, Orlando, 2008.

99.    PRRS monitoring techniques and success stories. Boar Studs Mangers Conference, St. Louis 2008.

100. Field Experiences with Air Filtration. Big Bug Day, Ontario Swine Producers, Stratford, Canada, 2008.

101. Field experiences with air filtration. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, 2007.

102. Implementation of an automated collection system for boar studs. AASV, Orlando, 2007.

103. Fertility of semen used in commercial prod. and the impact of sperm no. and bacterial counts. IBSPC, Alliston, Canada, 2007.

104. Proper AI Technique and Semen Handling. National Hog Farmer Blueprint Series, 2007.

105. Ante mortem Sampling Techniques for Swine. AASV Summer Conference, Ames, 2007.

106. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of PCV2 infection in 4 boar studs.  Leman Conference, St. Paul, 2007.

107. Boar stud PRRS PCR testing: economics and clinical case reviews. AASV, 2006.

108. Boar Stud End Product Monitoring. Chris Richards & Associates Swine Conference, 2006.

109. Biosecurity – the impact of having to deal with viruses.  Chris Richards & Associates Swine Conference, 2006.

110. Boar stud PRRSv mon. using the blood swab method to identify and remove positive boars. IPVS, 2006.

111. Test and remove of PRRSv from 2 boar studs after detection using the blood swab method. MVMA, 2006.

112. Alternative Filters for Boars. Leman Conference, 2006.

113. Boar Stud Contingency Planning. Manitoba Boar Stud Meeting, 2006.

114. End Product Monitoring for Boar Studs. Manitoba Boar Stud Meeting, 2006.

115. Boar Stud Management. Michigan Pork Producers Conference, 2006.

116. Breeding Area Design and Function. Michigan Pork Producers Conference, 2006.

117. Early Detection of PRRS Virus in Boar Studs. Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, 2005.

118. Biosecurity Changes Made After A PRRS Break. American Association of Swine Veterinarians, 2005.

119. Timeline of Early Detection of PRRS Virus in Boars. American Association of Swine Veterinarians, 2005.

120. An Overview of Blood Collection Strategies for Boar Studs. Leman Conference, 2005.

121. Boar Stud PRRS Monitoring - Science and Economics. Iowa State University Swine Disease Conference, 2005.

122. Sampling of adult boars for early detection of PRRSv by PCR using a new technique. PRRS International Symposium, 2005.

123. Boar Health. National Pork Board Education Module, 2005.

124. Questions to Ask Your Client Boar Stud Vet in Vet to Vet Communication. North American Veterinary Conference, 2004.

125. Defining and Solving Problems in Your Clients' Breeding Herds. North American Veterinary Conference, 2004.

126. Variation of Semen Counts During Dispensing and Intervention Strategies. American Association of Swine Veterinarians, 2004.

127. What Should Boar Studs Be Doing to Improve Sow Herd Performance? American Association of Swine Veterinarians, 2004.

128. Data:  What Do You Record and How Is It Used? Midwest Boar Stud Mangers Conference, 2004.

129. Certification Programs. Midwest Boar Stud Mangers Conference, 2004.

130. Blood Swab Sampling for Boars. Leman Conference, 2004.

131. Boar Stud Biosecurity. AASV, 2003.

132. Diseases Transmitted by Semen and AI Breeding Tips. North American Veterinary Conference, 2003.

133. Swine Flu (What should we know and How to Control in Herds). North American Veterinary Conference, 2003.

134. What Bugs Do You Find When Culturing in a Boar Stud. North American Veterinary Conference, 2003.

135. Bacterial Contamination. Leman Conference, 2003.

136. PRRS Detection in Boars. Recent Cases Session. Leman Conference. 2003.

137. Collection Pen Efficiency. Ames, Iowa. IPVS, 2002.

138. Monitoring Fever and Semen Quality during a PRRS Outbreak. Ames, Iowa. IPVS, 2002.

139. Major Fertility Factors. Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association. Australia. 2001.

140. Producing Fertile Doses. Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association. Australia. 2001.

141. How to Eradicate PRRS from Boar Studs Using Test and Removal. 2001

142. Evaluation of the Effect of Adding Lutalyse Sterile Solution to Extended Boar Semen. Leman Conference, 2000.

143. A Video Guide to Artificial Insemination. AASP, 2000.

144. Maximizing AI Efficiency. Midwest Pork Conference, 2000.

145. Pork Efficiency. Midwest Pork Conference, 2000.

146. Swine Influenza in My Practice Area. Iowa State University, 1999.

147. Boar Stud Management. Western Canadian Association of Swine Practitioners, 1999.

148. How to Specialize in a Multiperson Practice. Western Canadian Association of Swine Practitioners, 1999.

149. Synthetic Seminal Plasma. American Association of Swine Practitioners, 1999.

150. Comparison of Efficiency of CASA (Hamilton Thorne Research IVOS)-vs. Manual Method of Sperm Processing, IBSPC 1998.

151. Survey of Boar Stud Record Systems. Leman Conference, 1998.

152. Quality Control in the Lab. Leman Conference, 1998.

153. Biosecurity for Swine Units and Avoiding Common Pit Falls. NPPC Competitive Seminar, 1998.

154. Sanitation: Critical to Good Quality Semen Part 2. Minitube newsletter, 1998.

155. Sanitation: Critical to Good Quality Semen Part 1. Minitube newsletter, 1998.

156. Biosecurity for Swine Farms.  Idaho Pork Producers Meeting. 1997.

157. Practical, Effective Biosecurity Plans. Minnesota Pork Conference, 1997.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

1.       Rutten SC, Morrison RB, Reicks D.  Boar stud production analysis.  Swine Health Prod. 2000;8(1)11-14

2.       Rozeboom KJ, Reicks DL, Wilson ME. The reproductive performance and factors affecting on-farm application of low-dose intrauterine deposit of semen in sows. J. Anim. Sci. 2004. 82:2164-2168 J. Anim. Sci. 2004. 82:2164-2168

3.       Levis DG, Reicks DL. Assessment of sexual behavior and effect of semen collection pen design and sexual stimulation of boars on behavior and sperm output - a review. Theriogenology 63 (2005) 630-642

4.       Reicks DL, Munoz-Zanzi C, Mengeling W, Christopher-Hennings J, Lager K, Polson D, Dee S, Rossow K, Detection of PRRSv in semen and serum of boar during the first six days after inoculation.  Swine Health Prod. 2006:14(1) 35-41

5.       Reicks DL, Muñoz-Zanzi C, Rossow K Sampling of adult boars during early infection with PRRSv PCR for testing by PCR using a new serum collection technique (blood swab method). J Swine Health Prod. 2006;14(5)

6.       Rovira A., Reicks D., Munoz-Zanzi C. 2007 “Evaluation of surveillance protocols for detecting porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus infection in boar studs by simulation modeling.” J Vet Diagn Invest. 19:492-501

7.       Rovira A., T. Clement, J. Christopher-Hennings, B. Thompson, M. Engle, D. Reicks, C.

Muñoz-Zanzi. 2007 “Evaluation of the sensitivity of PCR to detect PRRSV on individual and pooled samples from boars during acute infection.” J Vet Diagn Invest. 19:502-509.

8.       Reicks DL, Levis DG. Fertility of semen used in commercial production and the impact of sperm numbers and bacterial counts. Theriogenology 70 (2008), pp. 1377-1379

9.       Dee S, Spronk G, Reicks D, Ruen P, Deen J.  Further assessment of air filtration in preventing PRRS infection in large breeding herds. Vet Record. 2010.  167:976-977.

10.    Dee S, Cano JP, Spronk G, Reicks D, Ruen P Pitkin A, Polson D.  Evaluation of the Long-Term Effect of Air Filtration Occurrence of New PRRSV Infections in Large Breeding Herds in Swine-Dense Regions. Viruses 2012, 4, 543-662.

11.    Calcatera S, Reicks D, Pratt S. Novel and differentially abundant microRNAs in sperm cells,seminal plasma, and serum of boars due to porcine reproductionand respiratory syndrome virus infection. Animal Reproduction Science 199 (2018) 60-71.