Women in Ag Conference to Look at Swine Health

In early November, women pork producers will be able to learn about new vaccines to combat porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). This disease targets and kills pigs who are three weeks or younger. Marcia Shannon, University of Missouri Extension swine specialist, offers new information on diseases of concern to pork producers, including porcine delta coronavirus, which appeared in Missouri swine operations in April and, like PEDV, causes severe diarrhea. The conference is going to provide leadership and hands-on training for women in agriculture. The event will cover food and nutrition topics, farm safety, self-care, estate planning and finance, and hands-on training for swine, cattle and sheep producers.

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