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European Symposium on Porcine Health Management

by 5m Editor
10 November 2011, at 9:22am

BELGIUM - The <em>4th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management</em> (ESPHM) will be held from 25-27 April 2012 in Bruges (Belgium).

The symposium will be organized for the first time jointly by the European College of Porcine Health management and the European Association of Porcine Health Management. The symposium is therefore attractive to anyone who is professionally active in pig production (practitioners, scientists, persons working in private companies, etc.).

The scientific programme will consist of a challenge session, keynote topics, a resident session, open oral sessions, an industrial partner session and poster sessions. The 4th ESPHM will for the first time host a "challenge session", in which antimicrobial use and resistance in porcine veterinary medicine will be discussed. In this session, the view of pig practitioners, the pharmaceutical industry, the European Food Safety Authority, human medicine and the possibility of antibiotic free pig production will be presented and discussed. Keynote topics are 1) control or elimination of PRRS 2) piglet vitality and neonatal losses 3) Ante- and postmortem examination of the reproductive tract in sows and 4) Brachyspira infections in pigs. The Keynote lectures will be followed by a short, practical talk, and ample time for questions and discussion.

At the end of the symposium, all participants will be able to join an animated scientific quiz on topics related to porcine health management.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on various pig diseases by clicking here.