Epidemiology, diagnosis and control of the diseases caused by PCV2
Porcine circovirosis has been considered as one of the most important pig diseases in the last 15 years, and currently there are extremely effective vaccines for its control. Moreover, its continuous use has allowed to discover the so-called porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2)-subclinical infection that is, in fact, as much or more important than porcine circovirosis itself in economic terms. With this course we aim to dig into the knowledge about theses diseases , allowing the establishment of the most adequate diagnosis, control and prevention measures.
Delve into the knowledge of the diseases caused by PCV2, with special stress on their epidemiology, diagnosis and control/prevention.
- Dr. Joaquim Segalés (Director of CReSA) Graduate in veterinary medicine/science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1991 and Ph.D. in veterinary medicine/science from the same university in 1996. Part of its doctorate was carried out at the University of Minnesota (US) between 1993 and 1995. Since 1996 he is a professor of the anatomical pathology area at the UAB, in the Departament de Sanitat i Anatomia Animals (Animal Health and Anatomy Department), as well as a member of the Veterinary Pathology Diagnosis Service of the aforementioned department. Since 2000 he has been assigned to the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (Animal Health Research Centre, CreSA) as a researcher, and since 2012 he is the director of this centre. His investigations in the last 20 years have been focused on swine diseases, and especially on the infections caused by PCV2.
Length: 12 credit hours
Place: CreSA online platform
The learning aids consist of the live recordings of the lectures and their corresponding support materials (presentations of slides by the teacher(s) with automatic transition). We will aso discuss two case studies, and the students will have the regulations and current technical articles on this matter available. You will have access to this material 24/7 for a total of 60 days since the start of the course. During all this time, the students will be able to make questions to the teacher(s) by contacting them directly.
Swine veterinarians; technical services of animal health, nutrition or production companies; farming cooperatives technicians; animal health protection groups veterinarians; people in charge of food quality and/or safety; animal health laboratories technicians; as well as technical civil servants of the different Spanish autonomous comunities. It is also addressed to veterinary medicine/science students who wish to specialise in swine, as well as to students of the Msc in swine health and production.
Lesson 1. PCV2 and causality of diseases
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 PCV2-associated systemic disease and subclinical infection
- 1.3 PCV2-associated reproductive diseases. Porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome
- 1.4 PCV2 as a cause of other clinical profiles?
Lesson 2. PCV2 infection epidemiology and risk factors for the development of the disease
- 2.1 PCV2 distribution
- 2.2 Viral genotypes
- 2.3 Risk factors: the pig and all its surroundings
Lesson 3. PCV2-associated diseases diagnosis
- Current need of the laboratory diagnosis and available tools
- Systemic and subclinical disease diagnostic criteria
- Reproductive disease and porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome diagnostic criteria
Lesson 4. PCV2 infection control and prevention
- 4.1 Prevention of risk factors
- 4.2 Available vaccines in the market and recommendations of use
- 4.3 PCV2 infection integral control
- 4.4 Concept of continuous protection
Practical case 1
Practical case 2
Assessment and certificate
The participation will be accredited with a Course Pass Certificate issued by the CReSA.
For the obtaining of this Certificate it will be necessary to access all the lessons and to pass the corresponding questionnaires for the assessment of the theoretical and hands-on modules.
They are non-formal studies and they do not grant the right to any official degree.
Price and registration
The course may be atended at any time, because the registration period is always open. Once the student has made the payment of their registration, they will have immediate access to the course. From there on, they will have 60 days to complete the course.
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