Enric Marco comments on the practical implications of a recent research article about PEDv excretion in semen.
Marcovetgrup s.l.. Spain
He was born in Barcelona in 1963, obtained his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saragossa (Spain) in 1986, specializing in Animal Production. In years 1990 and 1991 he lived in Great Britain, Holland, Germany, Denmark, and USA, studying and practising with specialists in the swine sector.
In year 1991 he founded the swine consultancy B&M c.v.p. together with his partner José Barceló, and in 1995 the consultancy expanded with a new partner: Miquel Collell. In 2006, together with Miquel Collell, and through MARCO I COLLELL SL, he continued offering his consultancy services: control and diagnosis of diseases, production control and farm management, epidemiology, environmental control, biosafety, and human resources. Among his clients we find genetics companies, large companies (10,000-30,000 sows), cooperatives, independent producers, Veterinary Medicine faculties, pharmacological companies, feed mills, and international organizations, and since December 2012 he does this through his own company: MARCO VETGRUP SL.
Enric Marco is a member of different professional associations (Veterinarians’ Official College of Barcelona, Pig Veterinary Soc., ANAPORC, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Swine Pathology and Production MSc degree organized by the Veterinary Medicine Faculty at the Autonomous University of Barcelona), he has published articles in several specialized magazines and has held several conferences at a national and international level).
Updated CV 06-May-2015
Enric Marco sums up the essential points to control post-weaning diarrhoea in our farm.
After the banning of antibiotics as growth promoters, there was an increase in their total consumption due to the therapeutics treatments...
The knowledge and the experience of the veterinarian are important, but not enough. The most valuable information will be provided by the farmer, because they know their pigs and many details that the veterinarian may not see or know.
Many times we become surprised when we see the contents that come out of the pipes when we empty them out for the first time...
We must assure correct management, primarily in the following points: Number of animals / drinker, placement, flow, control of water consumption, design and height of the drinker.
When exposed, the pigs get infected in less time than the length of the transportation and the waiting period (prior to the slaughter) in the abattoir.