The 2019 Leman conference is in less than two weeks!

Swine health experts from around the country are convening at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference to present on topics including PRRS diagnostics, risk factors, and incidence; improving pig survival; keeping Mycoplasma out of the farm; vitamin deficiencies; and emergency planning and response to pig farm disasters. Registration is still open! We look forward to seeing you there.

Keynote lectures

On Monday morning, Dr. Terry Coffey, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Smithfield Foods will share his perspective regarding the use of internal research and innovation to enhance value across the Smithfield pork chain. Then, Dr. Connie Gebhart from the University of Minnesota, will present her latest results regarding Streptococcus suis in the Pijoan lecture.

Tuesday morning, Christine McCracken from Rabobank will share an update on African swine fever and its impact on the animal protein markets. Dr. Mike Ellis from the University of Illinois will give his presentation on managing piglet pre-weaning mortality: issues and opportunities.

Pre-conference workshops

There are a lot of high-quality pre-conference workshops on a wide variety of topics, there is something for everyone!

On Saturday, our long-standing partner,the University of Alberta in collaboration with Merck, will offer a workshop on using new innovations to measure, manage and troubleshoot reproductive performance. Saturday afternoon, Dr. Kim VanderWaal will lead the Geeks to Geeks workshop with a timely topic: Introduction to risk analyses with African swine fever case studies.

On Sunday morning, the SDEC session will be focusing on People and biosecurity: uncovering opportunities for the swine industry while DVM students and graduate students will present their latest research findings in the afternoon.

Beer and Bacon Conversations

Our most popular session on Sunday after afternoon. Who can resist beer and bacon? This year, Dr. Luke Minion will discuss with Dr. Marie Culhane his view on pigs, the industry, and life as a swine veterinarian.

Happy Labor Day to our readers in the US!

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