Healthy Pig, Safe Pork, the 25th International Pig Veterinary Society. IPVS 2018 Chongqing, China.

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.

Virginia Aragón and Joaquim Segalés from IRTA-CReSA were invited as keynote speakers and acted as Chairs for some sessions. Virginia presented a summary of the results obtained in CReSA on the pathogenesis and control of Glässer´s disease, and Quim on the current challenges of porcine circovirus 2 prevention and control.

Dr. Virginia Aragon chairing the session on Bacterial diseases.

Dr. Quim Segalés during the keynote lecture about PCV-2.

IRTA-CReSA presented several posters on various subjects, including viral inactivation on spray-dried plasma (two posters with Elena Blázquez as first author, presented by Quim Segalés), Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (presented by Laura Garza), Haemophilus parasuis (first author, Laura García-Rodríguez, presented by Virginia Aragón) and porcine circovirus 3 (first author, Francini Klaumann, presented by Quim Segalés).

Dr. Virginia Aragón keynote lecture on Glässer’s disease.


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