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Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (swine focus)

Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department


The SMEC 478A module will give participants the opportunity to learn swine production management and consulting skills within a progressive swine production and management system. Time will be split approximately with half in-class discussion topics and half on-farm learning opportunities where students will visit a breeding farm, nursery facility, finishing facility, wean-to-finish facility, gilt developer unit, and a truck wash facility.


  • Students must observe downtime requirements for farm visits and all other requirements per course syllabus.

Student Supervision:

Students will have direct and free access to our team of veterinarians for 100% of their stay (10 week days, in addition to the weekends before and after the course)

Housing:    Yes

Practice Information:

Iowa State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine Department
2412 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
Ames, IA 50011

Ph: 515-294-7692                  (email)  
Fax: 515-294-1072                  (website)   

Updated: 1/26/10, 9/2/2016
Clinical Supervisor:   Josh Ellingson

Ames, IA
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