Author Archives: Virginia Aragón
Glässer disease and nasal microbiota, hot topics of the XIV Swine Production Congress in Córdoba, Argentina
The past 28, 29 and 30 of August, the pig sector of Argentina met in Córdoba (Argentina) to celebrate its XIV Swine Production Congress (in conjunction with the IX congress of swine production of Mercosur and the XX Swine Update Days).
With the theme of “Healthy Pig, Safe Pork, the 25th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress kicked off on June 11, 2018 in Chongqing. More than 5000 delegates attended the conference. While English was the official language of the meeting, the organization provided simultaneous translation to Chinese for all oral presentations. Different aspects of pig production were discussed during 4 days of intense scientific sessions. CReSA participation was centered in the bacterial and viral disease sessions.
Last week, members of the Project PIGSs celebrated their annual meeting in Cambridge, and updated the rest of the partners in the development of their work. In addition, the advisory board, constituted by external evaluators, was able to examine the progress of the project and give their recommendations.
The nasal bacterial community of piglets may influence the subsequent development of Glässer’s disease
The microbiota, the community of microorganisms on a particular body site, has been extensively studied during the last few years, and demonstrated to influence the development of many diseases. The nasal mucosa of piglets is colonized by bacteria early in life, constituting the nasal microbiota.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a serious health risk in both human and veterinary medicine. A study was conducted at IRTA-CReSA with the aim to evaluate the antibacterial effects of combined silver nanoparticles with antibiotics against veterinary bacteria that show resistance to antibiotics.