posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in News
Just as the human flu season is getting underway, swine herds in Colorado are facing their own epidemics. The Colorado Swine Health Committee held a special meeting last week the Brush Fairgrounds to discuss the most common diseases that threaten local pig populations, and how farmers can avoid them. The meeting was hosted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and featured Keith Roehr, the state veterinarian, along with several other swine health experts. More than 60 people attended the meeting to discuss ways to keep pork farms free of PRRS, PEDV and other common swine diseases.
Marlin Eisenach, livestock agent for the Morgan County extension office, helped coordinate the meeting. It featured talks from Ian Mackay of Seaboard Foods, Steve Tousignant of Swine Vet Center in Minnesota and Paul Thomas of Audobon-Manning Vet Clinic in Iowa.
Read the full article here from the Fort MorganTimes News: http://www.fortmorgantimes.com/fort-morgan-local-news/ci_29246741/fighting-healthy-hogs ?