Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd., 16th annual swine conference will be Aug. 29 at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

To register, contact the clinic by phone (217) 357-2881; fax (217) 357-6665; e-mail info@hogvet.com or online at www.hogvet.com/cvs/ General topics include improving grow-finish performance, water vaccination, market outlook, biosecurity audits and legislative activities in Washington, DC.Morning breakout sessions consist of the basics of heat checking and insemination, providing enough space and good pen dynamics in wean-to-finish and grow-finish, and nine top disease management tips. Also discussed are comprehensive nutrient management plans and nutrient management.

Afternoon breakout sessions cover better piglet survivability, back to feed basics, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), Mycoplasmal pneumonia and embryo transfer for disease management.

Keynote addresses include developing the right employees, PRRS, porcine circovirus-associated disease and good ideas from around the world.