Milk supplementation shows much higher growth rates in the fattening stage, so its implementation would be interesting to regain body condition in animals with low birth weight.
Antonio Vela Bello
Thinkinpig SL. Spain
Veterinarian bound to the pig production sector since 1998.
He currently develops his work as an independent consultant at the company Thinkinpig SL, of which he is a co-founder together with Mr. Luis Sanjuaquin Romeo (DVM).
Associate Professor at the Department of Animal Production and Food Science at the Veterinary Science/Medicine Faculty at the University of Saragossa.
Before this project he has had the opportunity to work for two important pig integration companies: Llograsa S.A. (1999-2004) and ARS Alendi S.A. (2004-2014). In year 2012 he entered the programme for interns in order to become a diplomate from the European College of Porcine Health Management (expected for 2018), his tutors being Dr. Quim Segalés and Dr. Enric Mateu. There he has had the opportunity to produce different articles and presentations at a national and international level.
MSc in introduction to research in veterinary sciences (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine/Science at the University of Saragossa 2013-14).
University expert in applied statistics in health sciences (UNED, 2012-13).
Member of the governing board of the Illustrious Official Association of Veterinarians of Saragossa.
Member of the governing board of the Most Excellent Association of Veterinarians of Saragossa.
Member of the governing board of the Association of Pig Veterinarians of Aragon and of the National Pig Veterinarians Association, from where he has participated in the organisation of several congresses and seminars.
Updated CV 21-Mar-2017
If we decide to use foster sows to wean the "extra" piglets farrowed by hyper-prolific sows, we must decide which system is best suited to our farm and our management conditions.