Four veterinarians talk about gilt acclimation: programs they put in place, how the immune status is measured and special management scenarios for introducing those gilts into the main herd.
Dr. Wang Shuaibiao graduated from Henan Agricultural University with bachelor degree and Nanjing Agricultural University with master degree. After graduation, he worked at National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing as research assistant for one year. During that time he realized his interest is practical work instead of research work. So, he got a position in Enbale Agriculture Technology Consulting and work with Dr. Wayne Johnson for 2 years. He got trained by Dr. Wayne Johnson and practiced in China during that time.
In 2016, he worked at Shanghai Jianong as Vet Manager and responsible for health management and training. He finished two cases of PRRS control and elimination in that year and gave a talk about this case at the Pre-conference of 5th Leman China Swine Conference in 2016.
In 2017, he worked at Carthage&MHJ agritech consulting as Veterinarian & Project Manager. He was involved in 3 startup farm projects populated with 1200 sows, 5000 sows and 10000 sows respectively. Besides, he worked together with other experts form Italy, Denmark and Brazil to train several big groups in China on pig production to develop their work in Vietnam. Again, he summarized his experience about startup farms and gave the talk at the Pre-conference of 6th Leman China Swine Conference in 2017.
In 2018, he and his partners founded DanAg International which focus on providing their customers practical and valuable solutions by consulting, training and farm management. Currently, he's working at DanAg International as Veterinarian and study at Royal Veterinary College, University of London as a postgraduate student in Livestock Health and Production programme.
Updated CV 21-Feb-2018
The authors share their strategies in the face of tail biting outbreaks as well as on-going preventative measures.
What is the preferred exposure method?, and the best status of the incoming gilts?, should they be raised on-farm or purchased?, … Veterinary practitioners from Germany, North America, China, and Spain share their opinions.
The authors share their experience on tail biting risk factors identification as well as the production of non-docked pigs.
Key swine veterinary practitioners describe the “PRRS-ception” of this disease in the most important pork producing regions.
Modern startup farms may have less pressure of respiratory diseases infection in winter as they usually have good ventilation design. However, the clinical case described here is an App outbreak in a startup farm with modernized ventilation design.