45th George Young Swine Conference Aug. 5

by 5m Editor
6 July 2004, at 12:00am

NEBRASKA - The 45th annual University of Nebraska George A. Young Swine Health and Management Conference, "Achieving the Best of Production Through Knowledge," will offer participants an update on research and industry developments for modern swine production and technology.

University of Nebraska Agricultural Research Division The Aug. 5 conference will cover swine industry economics, swine disease and production and management strategies. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City, Neb.

Pork producers, large animal and swine practitioners, animal science and veterinary sciences faculty and industry representatives will benefit from this one-day conference, said Bruce Brodersen, conference coordinator and research associate professor with the university's veterinary and biomedical sciences department.

"The George A. Young Swine Conference has a long-standing tradition of providing up-to-date information on developments in research and production techniques as they relate to today's swine industry," Brodersen said. "Industry experts have come to respect this conference as their annual opportunity to communicate with colleagues and to interact with others throughout the spectrum of swine research and production."

Presentations include: the Challenge of Sow Mortality, Out of Feed Events, Water as a Predictor of Tomorrow, The Nebraska Model, Control of Salmonella in Swine with a Special Emphasis on Transportation and Lairage, Ileitis – Current Methods of Prevention, Treatment and Control, A Practitioner's Perspective on Foreign Animal Diseases with an Emphasis on Swine and the Role of the Department of Homeland Security in Agricultural Biosecurity.

Speakers include university specialists and government and private industry representatives.

The conference has been approved for 5.5 hours of Nebraska Veterinary Continuing Education credits.

Registration is $65 in advance an $85 at the door. Registrations received after July 29 are an additional $10. Cancellations can be accepted prior to July 29 to receive a full refund. Cancellations after Aug. 1 will be subject to a $10 administrative charge.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel.

For more information about lodging, the conference or to register, contact Sharon Clowser, 151 Veterinary Diagnostic Center, P.O. Box 830907, Lincoln, Neb. 68583-0907, call (402) 472-8550, fax (402) 472-3094, e-mail [email protected] or visit the conference Web site at George Young Swine Conference.

The George Young Swine Conference is sponsored by the university's Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Cooperative Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Additional sponsors include Alpharma Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Elanco Animal Health, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Pfizer Animal Health and the Nebraska Pork Producers Association.

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Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln - 6th July 2004

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