The Swine Medicine Education Center has a variety of other services available which are offered upon request. Please inquire about these opportunities directly to either Dr. Locke Karriker or Dr. Josh Ellington.
Swine Medicine Modules - $50-$4,950
A wide variety of evidence based training modules are available online and can be purchased for use. All modules remain the property of the SMEC and can be distributed only with written approval from the SMEC faculty.
Custom Training Modules - $2,000 + costs
Custom training modules range from on farm activities with training from SMEC faculty to creating specific informational videos, lecture series or web-based modules. We have the benefits of a proven infrastructure, veteran technical leadership, and a wide variety of resources for assessment and validation activities. Individual opportunities will be discussed to formulate goals and training objectives and a formal proposal including budget will be provided and agreed upon prior to any development or implementation.
Field Research - $10,000 + costs
A variety of field research opportunities are possible and would be overseen by the SMEC faculty. All research hypotheses are discussed on an individual basis and a trial design created to fit project needs. A quote will be provided and agreed upon prior to any activities.
Search and Summary of Current Evidence for Practice - $500 + costs
The center staff have unique resources and expertise to conduct extensive reviews of research literature and other sources to answer specific clinical questions. This information is then compiled and evaluated for relevance to the specific case or question and scientific soundness. The findings would then be summarized in a final report and reviewed by the SMEC faculty.
Necropsy Kit - $290 each
For sale is a complete necropsy tool box for the swine practitioner. Each 3-shelf toolbox contains ten 12cc-syringes, ten 16 x 1.5 needles, ten 20 x 1.5 vacutainer needles, 3 bleeding hubs, 5 polyester-tipped swabs, 10 serum separator tubes, humidity/temperature pen, laser pointer, digital thermometer, 11 tissue-sampling bags, tissue forceps, surgical scissors, needle-nose pliers, sharpening steel, oil-impregnated sharpening stone, 6-inch boning knife, 7-inch cleaver, and a dead blow mallet.
These are the same kits that are sent home with each student who completes the Swine Production Medicine Clinical Rotation (SMEC 480) with the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine