More than 50% of all systemic samples tested by HPS PCR at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL) are positive.
University of Montreal. Canada
Marcelo was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received his DVM from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He moved to Canada in 1987 where he completed a PhD at the University of Montreal.
Since 2001 he is full professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal, where he acts as the director of the reference laboratory for the diagnosis of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (App, etiological agent of swine pleuropneumonia). He is also the director of the international reference laboratory for Streptococcus suis. He founded the Swine Infectious Diseases Research Center at the Quebec province (Canada) and he was also the director of the Research Group of Swine Infectious Diseases at the University of Montreal.
He published more than 300 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 papers in professional journals. He is also the author of two chapters of reference book “Diseases of Swine” (Actinobacillosis and Streptococcus). He has been invited as speaker in more than 200 occasions from more than 35 countries by different Universities, Research Centers, associations of swine practitioners, associations of swine producers and pharmaceutical companies. He has participated in more than 400 studies presented in different international meetings. His activities are highly concentrated on App and S. suis.
Updated CV 23-Jan-2017
This article explains the main preventive measures against App, focusing on the use of antimicrobials and vaccines.