We need to understand what is happening and what the circumstances are that cause bacteria that are also present in the microbiota of healthy piglets to multiply in such a way that they are capable of causing diarrhoea.
Pedro Rubio Nistal
University of Leon. Spain
Born in Castrocontrigo (Le?on 27-may-1955, Pedro Rubio graduated with honors from the Veterinary Faculty of Le?n 1981.
From September of 1981 until January 1983 he worked as a veterinarian on a closed cycle farm with 1400 sows and 800 Holstein cows in production.
In 1983 he became an assistant professor with the then Chair of Infectious Diseases at the Veterinary Faculty of Le?completing his doctoral thesis on infections due to coronavirus and rotavirus in pigs, under the supervision of Professor Pedro C?enes. From 1988-1989 he spent some post doctorate time working at the Virology Laboratory of the Veterinary Faculty of Gante, under the direction of Professor Pensaert.
In 1989 he became a tenured professor and, after the sudden death of Pedro C?enes in 1996, he directed a research project specializing in the digestive problems of the pig.
In 1999 he obtained a place as Chair of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the Department of Animal Health of the University of Leon. He is also director of the Institute of Livestock Development and Animal Health at the University of Leon, an honorary member of the European College of Pig Health and Management and a member of a work group dedicated to researching Porcine Salmonella at the European Food Safety Agency.
He has supervised 12 doctoral theses within over 20 publically and privately funded research projects. He has published his own research in scientific magazines referenced in the JCR as well as various popular science articles in national magazines. He has also been invited to speak at numerous conferences, congresses, courses and workshops, both nationally and internationally.
He collaborates as a consultant for swine production companies, in the meat industry, and with national and international pharmaceutical companies.
Updated CV 18-Jul-2011
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