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 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
Participants will learn how to prepare for and respond to foreign animal disease outbreaks
Participants will have a general knowledge of emerging diseases and disease threats to the US swine herd
Veterinary Students - $2,020
Veterinary Students must be in second half of 3rd year or beyond in veterinary school to enroll.
Veterinarians – $4,950
April 17, 2023 – April 30, 2023
October 30, 2023 – November 12, 2023
April 15, 2024 – April 28, 2024
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.