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Properly managed vaccines and antibiotics are essential for managing swine diseases. But sometimes the payback on specific products or health-management programs can be difficult to measure.

Now there’s a free and easy solution: CalcuHealth for Swine.

Technical Service veterinarians at Schering-Plough Animal Health have developed this unique computer-modeling tool to allow veterinarians and producers forecast return on investment and breakevens of health programs. Producers use their own numbers, costs, antibiotics, vaccines, protocols and even unique aspects of their management programs— with no bias toward any products or herd-health regimen.

You also can change the numbers to access “what if” scenarios. Such as: “What if I use Product A instead of Product B?” Or, “what happens if hog prices rise or fall to a certain level?”

Schering-Plough Animal Health’s Doug Hutchinson, DVM, will conduct several 20-minute presentations on CalcuHealth during World Pork Expo. There will be a special presentation area at Schering-Plough Animal Health’s exhibit in the Varied Industries Building, Booth #356. You also can use one of three laptops at the booth to try out the program.

Here’s the presentation schedule, including two additional 20-minute presentations:

  • Thursday, June 10: 
    -         10:00 a.m. – CalcuHealth for Swine, Doug Hutchinson, DVM
    -         11:00 a.m. - UFLU – Back to School of SIV, Robyn Fleck, DVM
    -         1:00 p.m. - SUS Multimedia – The Complete Guide to Modern Swine Management, Paul Yeske, DVM
    -         2:00 p.m. – CalcuHealth, Doug Hutchinson, DVM
    -         3:00 p.m. - SUS Multimedia – The Complete Guide to Modern Swine Management, Paul Yeske, DVM
  •   Friday, June 11:
    -         10:00 a.m. - UFLU – Back to School of SIV, Robyn Fleck, DVM
    -         11:00 a.m. - SUS Multimedia – The Complete Guide to Modern Swine Management, Paul Yeske, DVM
    -         1:00 p.m. - CalcuHealth, Doug Hutchinson, DVM
    -         2:00 p.m. - SUS Multimedia – The Complete Guide to Modern Swine Management, Paul Yeske, DVM
    -         3:00 p.m. - CalcuHealth, Doug Hutchinson, DVM