Registration is open for the Leman Swine Conference on Sept. 14-17, 2013 at Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN.

The program on Sept. 14-15 includes two days of pre-conference sessions. On Sept. 14 is an all-day session on alternative sow housing and breeding management, a pork safety roundtable and discussion of health challenges in the Brazilian swine industry. Sessions on Sept. 15 include a grow-finish workshop, an all-day session on challenges and approaches to regional disease control and advanced hedging strategies for today’s swine industry.

The keynote address for the Leman Swine Conference on Sept. 16 will feature a trio of researchers on porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, followed by morning sessions on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), occupational safety and animal rights extremism and public opinion.

Afternoon sessions Sept. 16 cover use of antibiotics to control or eradicate diseases and PRRS virus – has it changed? Other talks include:

  • Feed processing for optimal nutrient utilization;
  • Influenza and the interaction between humans and animals;
  • Central nervous system disease in the nursery;
  • Mycoplasma research in recently infected pigs;
  • Feeding pigs according to health; and
  • Managing people.

 

Keynote addresses on Sept. 17 include a discussion on optimizing throughput and efficiency in production systems and an update on livestock-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Other talks cover economics of disease, influenza research and feeding for optimal bone strength. A closing session is on hot topics – PED virus warning shot for national biosecurity and foreign animal disease preparedness and response and stability of PED virus in the environment.

Access more details and register at http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/adl/program/home.html.