Gilt acclimation was performed in 78% surveyed European farms; vaccination, alone or combined with natural exposure to infected animals, was the main used strategy.
Marina Sibila i Vidal
Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA). Spain
Marina Sibila i Vidal was born in Navàs (Barcelona) in 1975. In 1999, she obtained the Bachelor in Science at the Biological Science Faculty of the Barcelona University (UB). In 2004 she performed the PhD on epidemiology and diagnosis of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection at Veterinary Faculty of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Since then, she is working at Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) as a researcher. Her research line is focused mainly on the epidemiology, diagnosis, animal model development and prevention/treatment strategies of M. hyopneumoniae and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) associated diseases. As a result of these investigations, she is the author or co-author of more than 60 papers published in international scientific journals. Moreover, she was a member of the organizing committee of 6th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases (2011, Barcelona. Spain) and of local organizing committee of 10th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management to be held on Barcelona on May 2018. Dr Sibila is also involved in several teaching activities such as “Master Universitario en Sanidad y Producción porcina” given by Universidad de Lleida, Autónoma de Barcelona, Complutense de Madrid and Zaragoza and the supervision as a co-advisor of several PhD thesis focused on M. hyopneumoniae and PCV2.
Updated CV 12-Mar-2018
The average piglet birth weight from the 3 groups of vaccinated sows was statistically higher than that from the unvaccinated sows.
This article deals with the factors to be considered for deciding the optimal time of vaccination against PCV2 and shows the results of a study that evaluates the efficacy of different vaccination programs in PCV2 subclinically infected piglets.
Experimental Mhyo and PCV2 co-inoculations have resulted in somewhat divergent results.