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.
Salvador Oliver Ferrando
Merial Laboratorios SA and Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA). Spain
Salvador Oliver Ferrando was born in Carcaixent (Valencia, Spain) in 1988. In 2011, he graduated at the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of the University of Zaragoza. In 2012, he obtained his “Master in Research of Veterinary Sciences” degree at the same university. That year, he moved to the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA, Research Centre for Animal Health) where he started his research career.
Since 2014, he is doing his PhD at CReSA, in cooperation with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) under the sponsorship of Merial Laboratorios SA. This PhD thesis belongs to the Industrial Doctorate Programme promoted by the Catalan Government and it is co-directed by Dr. Marina Sibila, Dr. Joaquim Segalés and Dr. Antonio Callén. Current research of Salvador is focused on the study of epidemiological aspects of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection in vaccinated farms, conducting research projects both in pig farms and in CReSA laboratories. As a result of this research activity, he has participated in several national and international congresses and he is publishing articles in international scientific journals.
Moreover, from 2015 he is following the residency programme in order to obtain the diploma from the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM), under the supervision of Dr. Sergio López and Dr. Joaquim Segalés.
Updated CV 07-Aug-2015