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Illinois Pork Industry Conference to focus on antibiotics

Agriculture.com Staff 02/22/2006 @ 11:39am

Antibiotic use in swine production will be the focus of the 2006 University of Illinois Pork Industry Conference to be held April 27-28 at the Holiday Inn of Urbana.

"Antibiotics are valuable tools in animal production and have been for half a century," says Jim Pettigrew, U of I Extension swine specialist and professor of animal sciences and co-organizer of the conference. "However, there are concerns that use of antibiotics in animal production contributes to the problem of antibiotic resistance in human medicine."

The conference is targeted to pork producers, allied industry personnel, legislators, feed industry personnel, consulting nutritionists, veterinary practitioners, and others interested in up-to-date information on antibiotic use in swine production.

Presenters include U of I faculty and researchers as well as scientists from Sweden, Canada, Denmark, other U.S. universities, the USDA and the FDA.

Download a copy of the conference program or a registration form.

Antibiotic use in swine production will be the focus of the 2006 University of Illinois Pork Industry Conference to be held April 27-28 at the Holiday Inn of Urbana.

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