Dec. 13, 2016

On Sunday, 11 December 2016, an international conference on sustainable control of pig and poultry production diseases tool place in Athens.  The aim of the event was to present the latest outcomes of the project research. PROHEALTH partners were giving presentations in two parallel sessions, divided for poultry and swine related topics.

During poultry session attendees could participate in the presentations regarding PROHEALTH project research topics presented by :

Jens Peter Christensen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECPVS Department of Veterinary Disease Biology University of Copenhagen, Collibacillosis in poultry production: Methods for prevention.

Tommy Van Limbergen, Unit Porcine Health Management Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University Belgium, Scoring of management and biosecurity in poultry farms.

Piotr Szeleszczuk, Department of Pathology and Veterinary Diagnostics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Serological monitoring of broilers flocks as a tool to assess the effectiveness of farm biosecurity programs.

Zoe Chalvatzi, Hellenic Quality Food SA, Lab diagnosis in the poultry industry.

Ivan Rychlik, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic, Reading the Genetic Signatures of production diseases

Philip Jones, University of Reading, The costs of poultry production diseases: what do we actually know?


Swine session included presentations related to research subjects as well, which were presented by :

Dominiek Maes, Unit Porcine Health Management Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University Belgium, Scoring of management and biosecurity in pig herds.

Natalie Le Floch, UMR INRA, Saint Gilles, France, Impacts of genetics and housing conditions on performance and health of growing pigs.

Carlos Piñeiro, DVM, MSci, Diplomate ECPHM, Influence of environmental conditions on pig health and performance.

Ioannis A. Tsakmakidis, Clinic of Farm Animals, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Mycotoxins impact on pig reproduction and productivity.

Dimitra Bitchava, VetinProgress, Lab diagnosis in pigs: Polyserosytis experience

Dr Neil Foster, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, UK, Reading the genetic signatures of production diseases.

Jarkko K. Niemi, Natural Resources Institute Finland, The economic significance of production diseases and their control in pig farms.

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