Some of the take-home messages of this article are: M. hyo transmits slowly within exposed populations, but pigs can shed for long periods of time.
Jean Paul Cano
Director of Heath Assurance for North America at PIC. United States
Background Information/Work Experience:
- Veterinary Medicine – Universidad Central de Venezuela (2000)
- PhD – Veterinary Medicine – University of Minnesota (2007)
- Swine Practitioner (Jan 2000 to Oct 2009)
- Swine medicine and production professor – Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Central de Venezuela (Jun 2001 to Oct 2009)
- Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (2009-2014)
- PIC (September 2014)
Current Position & Company:
Knowledge Manager – PRRS Solutions Team – Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc USA (Nov 2009)
Field of Expertise:
Swine medicine, ecology and epidemiology of swine respiratory diseases, PRRS, SIV, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Updated CV 18-Sep-2014
Pathogens that are transmitted mostly through direct, pig to pig, contact are generally contained with today’s biosecurity programs and pig flow strategies. However, pathogens using multiple routes of transmission seem to evade standard biosecurity programs.
Surveillance includes the gathering, recording and analysis of data as well as the dissemination of information to interested parties so that actions can be taken to control disease.
The desired result of the strategic management of replacement gilts at a company level is to minimize the economical losses potentially caused by PRRS.
Among the numerous genetically distinct isolates that are identified in high pig density areas every year, only a few are able to be transmitted between herds and even less able to widely spread and dominate the entire region or system.