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Purdue Extension Conference to Cover Latest Information on PED Vrus

18 September 2014
Purdue News

US - A conference sponsored by Purdue Extension will present updated information on the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus as well as a panel discussion by swine experts.

The Purdue PED Conference will be 21 October at the Hendricks County 4-H complex and conference centre, at the intersection of County Road 200 E and E. Main Street (Old U.S. 36) in Danville.

The event will run 9 am to 4:30 pm EDT. The conference will be helpful to all swine producers, regardless of farm size, as well as to swine veterinarians and others in swine-related industries.

Eight speakers of various swine expertise, including members of Purdue Extension, veterinarians from Indiana and a member of the Indiana Board of Animal Health, will present information on PED.

Speakers and Topics:

  • Daren Miller, Indiana swine production veterinarian: PED basics such as how to identify the virus, how it is spreads and how it affects production phases, and comparing PED to transmissible gastroenteritis.

  • Craig Bowen, swine programs director at the Indiana Board of Animal Health: Indiana occurrences, case definitions and a recap before the federal order on PED, current regulations and how to report cases.

  • Brian Arnold, vice president of member outreach and youth development at the National Swine Registry: PED safety and regulations at livestock competitions and shows.

  • Lindy Miller, Purdue Extension educator: Planning for outbreaks financially and maintaining employee morale.

  • Roman Pogranichniy, professor of virology and pathologist at the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory: Testing and sampling of PED at ADDL and why the virus is challenging for the swine industry.

  • John Baker, Indiana swine production veterinarian: Strategies to improve PED immunity.

  • Tom Gillespie, Indiana swine production veterinarian: How to handle reinfection of PED.

  • Max Rodibaugh, Indiana swine production veterinarian: Additional biosecurity measures with PED.

  • Registration information is available at Registration will close on 7 October. 

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