PRRS Diagnostics Course Series begins January 27, 2014

ADVET-S is pleased to announce a new course  series: PRRS Diagnostics: Bringing Value to your Clients through Accurate Interpretation and Sound Implementation. Part 1 of the course examines Tools and How to Use Them. This 2 week course runs from January 27, 2014 through February 9, 2014.

Instructors for this course include experts in swine medicine and diagnostics from the University of Minnesota including Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, Dr. Michael Murtaugh and Dr. Albert Rovira.

This 2 week course is entirely on-line and will consist of several short videos on PRRS diagnostic tools, their use and interpretation. In addition there will be online discussions and case studies applying the principles discussed in the course. There will be one webinar each week during this  2 week course as well. If you are not available during the webinar times the videos will be posted on the course site later that day for your viewing convienience.  Continuing education credits will be available.

Parts 2 and 3 of the course series will focus on  monitoring PRRS positive and PRRS negative scenarios. See dates for Parts 2 and 3 below.

For more details and to register for the course go click here.

Click here for a pdf of the ADVET-S Newletter Winter 2013


ADVET-S Conducts First Course on Hot Topic: PEDV

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine's ADVET-S program offered its first course on a newly emergent disease problem in the United States: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV).

“PEDV: Strategies for Control and Elimination” was held June 24th -30th 2013.

Fifty-five veterinarians including private practitioners and veterinarians from academia, government, and the swine industry signed up for the course. Participants were able to review the latest information on PEDV, completed an on-line quiz, participate in online discussions and attend a live webinar. In addition participants were able to work on a group project, developing checklists for the elimination of disease from various sites in a swine operation. Feedback from the first course was very positive with over 90% of survey respondents saying that they would take another course in this format.

Future online continuing education course for swine veterinarians are being planned including a course on Production Economics and topics related to the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus. Upcoming courses will be done over a two week time period and continuing education credit is offered. For more information please see the Course Listings page.

Newsletter for Fall 2013

II PRRS Symposium - Mexico

October 28 - 29, 2013

Symposium Program (in Spanish)


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