The Asian Pig Health Conference will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on 7-8 May 2018.
With increasing cost-price pressures, it is more important than ever to maximise the production of ‘full-value’ pigs. The two-day 2018 Asian Pig Health Conference will provide veterinarians and consultants with a holistic and practical approach to herd health and help identify opportunities to improve the health status and profitability of client herds.
The conference will feature:
The themes of the 2018 Asian Pig Health Conference will be:
Minimising herd variation, minimising pathogens
Controlling pig bodyweight variation is a serious problem that is often overlooked until pigs are ready to go to market, and represents a significant cost and challenges associated with health management. With ‘all-in, all-out’ facilities, the economic impact of slower growing pigs is much greater and becomes obvious and ‘tail-end’ pigs become more difficult to manage. Therefore, management of variability has become an essential factor of successful pork production.
Minimising pathogens to improve the health status of the herd can improve uniformity. Recognising the causes of variation and some practical management strategies to reduce this variation to improve the profitability and efficiency of a pig enterprise will be considered.
Promoting health rather than treating disease
Poor herd health is a major contributor to variability. Traditionally veterinary services have consisted of diagnosing and treating diseases, however, pig veterinarians have a responsibility to prevent disease rather than waiting for pigs to get sick. Promoting health using management practices such as strict biosecurity and effect vaccination programs will also reduce the need to use antibiotics for treatment.
Dr John Carr is Program Director. A complete program will be published in December 2017.
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