Exposure during acclimatization can be considered the first dose of a vaccine, and pre-farrowing exposure its booster.
PIC Europe. Spain
Veterinarian specialised in swine production and breeding.
DVM from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
Master of Science from the University of Minnesota.
Certificate of Swine Medicine (University of Minnesota).
Member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Member of the Associació de Veterinaris de Porcí de Catalunya (Catalonian Association of Swine Veterinarians).
1994-1995 Animal Health Consultant (Indagro SA, Spain)
1996-2008 Swine health and management (Pinsos Victoria SA, Spain)
2008-2011 Research Assistant, Department of Population Medicine (University of Minnesota, USA)
2011-2014 Animal Husbandry Supervisor (Pfizer Animal Health, Spain)
from 2014 Health Assurance Manager (PIC Europe)
Updated CV 08-Mar-2016
Gilts are the population most likely to excrete M. hyo during lactation because they will probably have become infected within 200 days prior to their first farrowing.
Over the last several years, new sampling, monitoring and diagnostic tools for the swine industry that are faster, simpler and more cost effective have been developed and validated. One of these techniques is the sampling and use of oral fluids (saliva) as specimens for diagnostics in swine.