Keys to systematically minimizing and eliminating diseases in pig production - Dr. Joe Connor

biggest lessons disease challenge disease management pig production swine industry Nov 15, 2021

The swine industry has adapted with each decade to improve the efficiency of the industry as a whole. Over the years we have made some mistakes as well as many advances, and learning from those mistakes and repeating those successes are the keys to continue improving. In today’s talk with Dr. Connor, we learn about how we have managed diseases in the past, and how to use what we have learned to better manage current and potential future diseases.


What you will learn:


1. Diseases changes in the swine industry


2. Managing diseases in the future


3. Lessons learned at the farm level


4. Mycoplasma elimination on a farm


5. Disease systematic approaches


6. Key items for young vets to think about


Meet the guest: Dr. Joseph Connor is the founder of Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD. He purchased the CVS practice in 1980 and built his client service network to become one of the foremost swine veterinarians in the world. CVS maintains client service relationships with over 500,000 sows in the US. Dr. Connor regularly consults with other veterinarians to bring new disease management practices to producers in the U.S. and in other countries including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Australia, China and countries in Europe. Dr. Connor is a featured speaker at many industry programs and has published a wide variety of peer reviewed articles on swine health, nutrition, and disease. Dr. Connor obtained his Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1976 from the University of Illinois, and subsequently, an M.S. degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2006, and completed the Executive Veterinary Program in 2009 with the University of Illinois. He is the past President of the American Association of Swine Practitioners and through that Association received the Allen D. Leman Practice Award and Practitioner of the Year Award in 2004.