VDPAM 478C course will cover diagnostic tests, methods, approaches, analysis, and evaluation of emerging swine diseases and provide general knowledge of disease elimination and methods to manage herd losses and economic losses due to disease. This course is a two-week, on-site module that combines structured site visits and classroom activities. Students will be responsible for their own transportation for traveling to and from Audubon and to site activities for this rotation.
Participants will be competent in diagnostic tests and methodologies, diagnostic approaches, identifying which animals to target for testing, and numbers needed to sample
Participants will have a general knowledge of disease elimination techniques and other evidenced based methods to manage/minimize losses for an affected herd
Participants will be able to analyze and evaluate diagnostic reports and elimination/management strategies
Participants will learn the principles commonly applied to commercial production to minimize economic losses due to disease
Veterinary Students - $2,020
Veterinary Students must be in second half of 3rd year or beyond in veterinary school to enroll.
Veterinarians – $4,950
October 26, 2020 – November 8, 2020
April 12, 2021 – April 25, 2021
October 25, 2021 – November 7, 2021
April 11, 2022 – April 24, 2022
This course is subject to a minimum number of participants. A 30 day notice will be given if the minimum enrollment is not fulfilled.
All international participants must complete an application and schedule a videoconference with the SMEC staff prior to enrollment.