27th AnnualSwine Conference

Please save the date to attend the Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd 27th Annual Swine Conference to be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017!

We will be hosting this year’s event on the scenic campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. This conference is known for providing quick fire sessions with cutting edge information that you can implement the day after the conference. It is designed to provide speakers and focused breakout sessions on Breed-to-Wean, Wean-to-Market, and CEO/Management in order for attendees to hone in on their interests. 

CVS Swine Conference

Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, attendees, and staff members for pariticipating in our conference. Your contributions made 2016 one of the best events ever.

If you missed this years event and would like to access the proceedings, please click HERE for additional information.

Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. hosts a annual seminar which is widely recognized by producers and companies. The goal of the meeting is to provide cutting-edge information to the industry. The meeting has developed into a key annual meeting to interact with producers and industry influencers.



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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has been diagnosed and confirmed. This is a link to a list of informational resources regarding PEDv.


New!  Download our PEDv presentation for more information, updated on December 4th, 2014.


Mycotoxin Review


New!  Download our Mycotoxin presentation for more information, updated on January 23rd, 2015

Easy and Safe Oral Fluid
Collection Kits

► Oral Fluid Collection Kit includes all supplies required to collect oral fluid samples
► Collection of saliva samples can be easily accomplished by hanging a cotton rope in pens of growing pigs or stalls of sows or boars
► Oral fluid can be analyzed for several viruses (PRRS, PCV2 & SIV) & bacteria (Mycoplasma) by PCR (agents) and ELISA (antibodies)
Learn More.

►Watch an educational video about Oral fluid collection from the Center for Food Security & Public Health

Watch an education video.

Spanish Translations
We have fully qualified staff member for translation of information into Spanish. Learn more.

The CVS Records Dept. offers records consulting services to the swine industry. Learn more.

Professional Partnership Award
Six agencies were honored with the state Professional Partnership Award. Included in the award are Carl Sandburg College, City of Carthage, Carthage Veterinary Service, Professional Swine Management, Prairieland Investment Group and Carson Motors. Read more.

The Food Animal Veterinarian Recruitment and Retention Program
The Food Animal Veterinarian Recruitment and Retention Program will provide financial incentives in the form of student loan debt forgiveness for veterinarians who commit to four years of employment in food animal veterinary medicine. Learn more.

Swine Disease Eradication Center
We are a member of the Swine Disease Eradication Center - University of Minnesota. This is a center dedicated to research in disease transmission and methods to eliminate. This center has led the industry in PRRS, Mycoplasma, and SIV aerosol transmission. Its research in filtration has redefined herd biosecurity.

Producers, Pigs, and Pork
Building for the future by working with the present. CVS has been reading the storybook "Producers, Pigs, and Pork" to elementary schools in West Central Illinois. This is a illustrated story of a boy's visit to a modern swine production facility. Learn more...
Reading 'Producers, Pigs, and Pork' to kids

PRRS Elimination Project
Join us in our Tri-County Hancock, Adams, and McDonough PRRS Elimination Project!

Vet Internships
Interested in a vet internship with CVS. Click here to learn more.
Vet Intern Video

Student Internships