The 2003 Illinois Swine Health and Management Conference is Dec. 3 at the University of Illinois Extension Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The hog outlook for 2004, practical approaches to dealing with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and ileitis, and assessing PRRS risks will be discussed.

Other talks will cover bioterrorism preparedness, artificial insemination skills for breeding personnel and strategies to manage swine influenza.

For program information or registration, contact Larry Firkins, DVM, by phone, (217) 333-2907; fax, (217) 333-4628; or e-mail,