In contrast to all the positive aspects of showing pigs, in recent years swine shows have been linked to influenza illnesses in people. What should commercial hog producers know about influenza at swine shows?
It is important for youth involved in fair exhibitions to understand how to protect the health of their animals, safeguard their personal health, and educate the public on how to interact with animals in a safe manner.
Stress is a factor in most professions, but particularly for veterinarians and especially for those just beginning their careers. Here's what to look for, and what to do about it, as the profession responds.