An Illinois Farrowing Conference will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the University of Illinois Extension Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The program features:
Duane Reese, swine extension specialist, University of Nebraska, will present information on lactation physiology and piglet nursing behavior, feeding the lactating sow, and fallout pig management.
Bill Hollis, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Services, will discuss the critical topics involving obstetrical intervention during farrowing, prevention and treatment of common diseases of sows and piglets in the farrowing house.
Gilbert Hollis, retired U of I Extension swine specialist, will discuss the best management procedures for processing baby pigs.
Larry Firkins, Extension swine veterinarian, will cover piglet mortality and how to minimize its occurrence, in addition to information on proper methods for euthanasia in pigs.
Rob Knox, U of I swine reproductive specialist, will discuss the physiology of farrowing and methods of farrowing induction in order to reduce stillbirths.
In addition, the program will offer a “guided tour” of the pregnant sow tract from conception until the time of pig delivery. This is a hands-on opportunity to view female reproductive anatomy & physiology during pregnancy and discuss the farrowing process with the speakers. This phase of the program is optional and will be held from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
The conference begins at 8:55 and adjourns at 3:15 p.m. University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Carthage Veterinary Services, and our commercial sponsors and exhibitors sponsor this program.
Registration fee is $25 if made by Dec. 1 and $35 for late and at the door registration. This fee includes lunch, proceedings and all program materials. To register for the program contact Patty Sarver at 217-333-2626 or email@example.com or fax at 217-333-8286.
For additional information, copy of program or to register contact Knox at 217-244-5177 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to apply for sponsorship or commercial exhibit space, contact Dave Seibert by phone at 309-694-7501, Ext 224 or by e-mail at email@example.com
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