Genetics of Swine Health Proceedings 2003 – Introduction

This publication contains the proceedings of the Genetics of Pig Health Symposium, held in Des Moines, Iowa on November 18-19, 2003. This symposium was a first of its kind for the National Pork Board and served to introduce a new genetic frontier to the future of the pork industry. These proceedings clearly illustrate the challenges as well as the opportunities to the pork industry as it moves to embrace new genetic techniques and technologies. The speakers presented here are experts in their respective fields and their presentations represent the current state of the art in the pork industry. All speakers, including the narrative of those who participated on industry and producer panels, are included in this proceedings. PowerPoint presentations for each presenting speaker are also included.