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WHAT'S NEW IN PIG HEALTH: Swine industry leaders will provide producers with the latest on disease, technology and markets on July 17 during the Missouri Swine Health Symposium.

10 talks not to miss at the Missouri Swine Health Symposium

Industry insight on technology, health and markets are all part of the swine symposium set for Monday, July 17.

Missouri pork producers can hear the latest information on technology, disease and national issues during the fourth annual Missouri Swine Health Symposium.

The event will be held Monday, July 17 at the Pork Place on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia.

Here are the 10 talks you won't want to miss:

1. A producer's perspective on disease control. Missouri Pork Association board member Brent Sandidge will talk about regional efforts to prevent and control diseases in the swine industry. He operates Ham Hill Farms of Marshall.

2. Membership matter. Fellow board member Al Dierking, a swine industry adviser, will continue the discussion on membership in regional efforts.

3. A vet's perspective on disease control. University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Dr. Corinne Bromfield speaks on how these regional efforts assist disease prevention and other health concerns.

4. Lessons from avian flu. Missouri Department of Agriculture pathologist Dr. Larry Forgey will talk about lessons learned from avian influenza outbreaks. He will discuss how those lessons can apply to the pork industry.

5. Filtration technology. Veterinarian Dr. Todd Williams of Pipestone Veterinary Services speaks on when, how and why pork producers should use air filtration systems.

6. State assessment of animal health. Missouri Department of Agriculture state veterinarian Dr. Linda Hickam will give an update on animal health concerns.

7. Secure supply. Patrick Webb, director of swine health programs for the National Pork Board, will share information on a new board initiative, the Secure Pork Supply.

8. National programs. Rob Christine, area manager for the National Pork Board, and Cody McKinley, director of state and national relations for the National Pork Producers Council, will update attendees on new programs and issues.

9. Illinois' health network. University of Illinois veterinarian Dr. Jim Lowe will speak on how Illinois is approaching a comprehensive swine health network.

10. Market outlook. MU Extension economist Scott Brown gives a swine market outlook and economic update.

Register online at  mopork.com or call 573-445-8375. Registered guests will receive a free rib lunch.

Source: University of Missouri Extension

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