The average piglet birth weight from the 3 groups of vaccinated sows was statistically higher than that from the unvaccinated sows.
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 graduated in Science at the Biological Science Faculty of the Barcelona University (UB). In 2004 she obtained a doctorate in Veterinary Science at the Veterinary Faculty of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) under the supervision of Dr. Maria Calsamiglia.
Since then, she is working at Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) as a researcher. Her research line is focused on swine infectious diseases with special interest on the respiratory pathogens (Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, porcine circovirus type 2, Torque teno sus viruses, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Haemophilus parasuis). As a result of these investigations, she is the author or co-author of more than 50 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). 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.
Updated CV 20-Jun-2013
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.