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.
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
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.
It is very important to establish a series of preventive measures to prevent a worsening health status with the introduction of new serotypes.
Both "vehicles" for oral medication may be valid and often complementary, but as when making any decision we must consider several factors along with their advantages and disadvantages: cost, speed, flexibility, efectiveness...
The farms can be free from PRRS, enzootic pneumonia, atrophic rhinitis, pleuropneumonia, scabies, swine dysentery, and so on. However, why is it we are still unable to characterize farms as Salmonella-free?
A commercial product is formed by a combination of the active ingredients and excipients. The active ingredient is the compound with therapeutic properties and the excipient is what is added to transform the active ingredients into a combination suitable for administration.
Knowing the pattern of pig behavior when drinking is essential for effective treatments.
If we contemplate applying medications using drinking water as a vehicle we should be familiar with the environmental conditions in order to correctly estimate consumptions and keep in mind that temperatures also affect pigs behavior in relation to their daily pattern of water consumption.