2015 ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Iowa Pork Industry Center, The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), District 6, sponsor the ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference. The 2015 conference has been renamed after the death of longtime conference chair, Dr. James D. McKean, and was previously known as the Annual Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners. The conference will be held at the Scheman Building, in Ames, Iowa, on November 5-6, 2015.
The program is designed to answer daily concerns of swine practitioners.
The conference focuses on emerging swine pathogens and their control, and improvements in diagnostics and risk-based controls useful for on-farm health plan development. Special emphasis is on information necessary to formulate management plans for disease control, for bio- security, and for food safety enhancement. This year the emphasis is on porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) and the new challenges for swine veterinarians in better diagnosing and controlling this new disease that has had tremendous impact to the US swine industry.
- To enable swine practitioners to assist pork producers in a rapidly changing and global production environment.
- To enhance practitioner decision-making tools in disease control, animal welfare, and food safety for the benefit of animals, clients and consumers.
The conference has applied for 12.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits from the Iowa Board of Veterinary Examiners.
- COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
- IOWA PORK INDUSTRY CENTER
- IOWA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SWINE VETERINARIANS, DISTRICT 6