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Pig Health Society Symposium Looks to Future

09 April 2013

IRELAND - The Pig Health Society has announced that this year’s symposium, 'Securing your future and embracing change' will be held at Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath on 14 May 2013 from 9am to 6pm.

The Pig Health Society Symposium & Trade Fair is the country’s largest pig event and attracts people from all parts of the industry year after year.

The day is laid out with the sponsor in mind, starting early and with a significant break between talks in the middle of the day to allow the delegates plenty of time to visit stands and mix with sponsors.

All delegates and sponsors are invited to a barbeque pig-on-a-spit, the evening before the conference (Monday night, 13 May) at the Johnstown House Hotel and Spa. A special accommodation rate of €50pps or €79 single has been agreed with the hotel.

Symposium Speakers:

  • Professor Patrick Gerard Wall MB BAO BCh, MVB, MBA, MRCVS, “Opening Address”
  • Pat Kirwan, Cert PM, MVB: “Biosecurity – How secure is your farm?”
  • Dr Poul Rathkjen, DVM: “PRRS – Control Danish style”
  • Peter O’Neill, MVB, DBR: “Pig Post Mortem Examinations – Vet Lab services overview”
  • John Chambers: “Ventilation”

The speakers will be followed by a workshop:

  • Andrew McCrea, Gary Anderson, Declan Prendergast, “Loose sow conversion – the farmers experience” Chairman Gerard McCutcheon, Teagasc

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