In this third article, we want to to talk about a common guest in the nurseries: Streptococcus suis, the causative agent of clinical pictures that can include meningitis, arthritis and sudden deaths.
Joan Wennberg i Rutllant
He was born in November 13th1968.
He graduated in Veterinary Science/Medicine from the Autonomus University of Barcelona (UAB) in 1991.
He has also completed postgraduate courses in Agrifood Business Management at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and specialization courses in Human Resources at the University of Vic.
He currently is a veterinary consultant that cooperates with various companies in the pig sector and he also provides training.
He previously worked at Grup SA Baucells Alimentació for 18 years, where he was Head of Production and Technical Services, dealing with the coordination of technical teams responsible for breeding and fattening pigs in Catalonia and Aragon.
Also, from 1999 to 2003, he assisted in the launching of a swine production company in Hungary, KFT Triagro, as technical director (Baucells also participated).
He has spoken at various conferences and congresses. He has also taught seminars in the Masters programme for Swine Health and Production conducted by the University of Lleida.
Updated CV 30-Mar-2015
How have the farms adapted to the new situation? What measures are being taken to avoid the onset of digestive problems without using antibiotics? ...
In recent years, pig production has been subject to several changes that have forced farmers to adapt. Some of these changes have a direct impact on the nursery.
The views of experienced experts on what the ideal mating /early gestation barn should look like.
We talk about weight and age at mating, stall adaptation, flushing, how to perform heat detection and insemination, the convenience or inconvenience of segregating the gilts
Joan Wennberg discusses with different experts how do they think that the ideal mating area design should be.
Joan Aparicio and Lluís Ferrer share their experience on how to prepare the replacement animals with Joan Wennberg.
This time, Joan Wennberg discusses the different feeding and environmental control systems in the farrowing house with Heraclio Corchón and Javier Lorente