Diseases impacting swine herds today is the focus of the 2001 Illinois Swine Health and Management conference which will feature a host of top industry speakers. The Dec. 5 meeting will be held at the Illinois extension building at the state fairgrounds in Springfield. Featured speakers and topics include: Joe Connor, DVM: Control and elimination of porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome. He will also discuss hemorrhagic bowel syndrome.

  • Dave Madsen, DVM: How to be a contract grower. He will also discuss biosecurity measures.
  • Roy Schultz, DVM: Causes of sow mortality, as well as enteric disease control.
  • Larry Firkins, DVM: Emergency herd health plans – dealing with a foreign disease outbreak in Illinois.

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois Extension, Illinois Pork Producers Association, American Association of Swine Veterinarians and commercial exhibitors sponsor the event. The registration fee is $20 before Nov. 21 and $30 thereafter. Veterinarians may earn 4.5 hours of continuing education credit. Online registration is available at http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/ceps/ishmc.html>www.cvm.uiuc.edu/ceps/ishmc.html.

For more information or to register, contact Larry Firkins at (217) 333-2907; fax (217) 244-2988, or e-mail at firkins@uiuc.edu.