U of Illinois Student Wins Morrison Swine Innovator Prize… Again!

For the second year in a row, University of Illinois veterinary student Zack Talbert has received the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize, an award given to veterinary students who want to specialize in swine medicine. The award was presented September 22nd at the annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference.

All North American veterinary students with an interest in swine health and production were eligible. Talbert’s presentation on testing the performance of a fumigation box designed to improve the removal of pathogens from objects entering a swine barn, persuaded reviewers to award him the Prize. Talbert won in 2019 for inventing the Bio-Barrier 360.

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Let’s talk about vaccines at the Leman swine conference

Preventative care and immunizations are a cornerstone of swine health and management. Vaccinating the herd to protect the more immuno-compromised individuals has helped our producers control and even eradicate some infectious diseases. The scientific committee invites you to join the discussions on best practices to use vaccines in the Allen D. Leman swine conference starting this week-end!

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Attend all the 2020 Leman Conference workshops!

The 2020 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference has moved online, giving you access to all the pre-conferences with a single registration!

Every year, the scientific committee organizes high-quality workshops and this year is no exception. Seven pre-conference sessions will be available on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th and your registration gives you access to all of them! From the latest advances in pig survivability research to a deep-dive into farm biosecurity, you will find a topic to pique your interest. Conflicting times? With the online format, you can watch the presentations later.

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Practical recommendations to prevent COVID-19 in farm workers and allied industries

Dr. Montse Torremorell gave a webinar for the National Pork Board yesterday, sharing practical guidelines to protect workers in the swine industry from COVID-19. Below are the slides from her presentation for your convenience, her contact information are included at the end, should you wish to reach out to Dr. Torremorell.

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