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IPVS CONGRESS 2012: South Korea

The 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress has had a great start with promising presentations and a good atmosphere. Main topics include PRRS, antibiotic resistance and a new syndrome called PFTS.

Read more on the IPVS Congress in Pig Progress 28.06.

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  • Jeju Island's International Convention Center is the location for the 22nd edition of the IPVS Congress.

    Jeju Island's International Convention Center is the location for the 22nd edition of the IPVS Congress.

  • Dr Won Hyung Lee, IPVS president, opened the congress on Monday morning, greeting about 2,800 delegates from over 60 countries worldwide.

    Dr Won Hyung Lee, IPVS president, opened the congress on Monday morning, greeting about 2,800 delegates from over 60 countries worldwide.

  • This year's theme is 'Happy Pigs, Healthy People'. This particular pig used to be a typical Jeju Black Pig during his life and was served roasted at lunch.

    This year's theme is 'Happy Pigs, Healthy People'. This particular pig used to be a typical Jeju Black Pig during his life and was served roasted at lunch.

  • 'Happy Pigs, Healthy People' was also the topic of the Tom Alexander Lecture, this time presented by Dr Dan Tucker, University of Cambridge, UK. "Can safe pig meat be produced without compromising on welfare?", he wondered.

    'Happy Pigs, Healthy People' was also the topic of the Tom Alexander Lecture, this time presented by Dr Dan Tucker, University of Cambridge, UK. "Can safe pig meat be produced without compromising on welfare?", he wondered.

  • The Keynote Lecture was given by J. Pinto and zoomed in on emerging diseases in swine - he touched on African Swine Fever (Russia), Highly Pathogenic PRRS (Asia), Porcine Teschovirus (Haiti), Avian Influenza, Ebola (Philippines) and Swine Influenza.

    The Keynote Lecture was given by J. Pinto and zoomed in on emerging diseases in swine - he touched on African Swine Fever (Russia), Highly Pathogenic PRRS (Asia), Porcine Teschovirus (Haiti), Avian Influenza, Ebola (Philippines) and Swine Influenza.

  • Time for some lunch or coffee in the immense ICC Jeju complex.

    Time for some lunch or coffee in the immense ICC Jeju complex.

  • Not many lectures are devoted to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - but Michael Wendt (Germany) brought an interesting case to attention: How pigs developed claw lesions related to MRSA.

    Not many lectures are devoted to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - but Michael Wendt (Germany) brought an interesting case to attention: How pigs developed claw lesions related to MRSA.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim's satellite symposium presented a host of speakers, with independent messages. Dr Jeffrey Zimmerman, USA, spoke on oral fluid-based diagnostics.

    Boehringer Ingelheim's satellite symposium presented a host of speakers, with independent messages. Dr Jeffrey Zimmerman, USA, spoke on oral fluid-based diagnostics.

  • Dr Kristien van Reeth, touched on vaccination against rapidly changing respiratory diseases, and compared Swine Influenza Virus with PRRS in this respect.

    Dr Kristien van Reeth, touched on vaccination against rapidly changing respiratory diseases, and compared Swine Influenza Virus with PRRS in this respect.

  • Of all diseases, PRRS arguably receives the most attention. Still at the BI sattelite symposium, Dr Satoshi Otake, University of Minnesota, USA, explained how sustainable freedom from PRRSV can be achieved by air filtration.

    Of all diseases, PRRS arguably receives the most attention. Still at the BI sattelite symposium, Dr Satoshi Otake, University of Minnesota, USA, explained how sustainable freedom from PRRSV can be achieved by air filtration.

  • During the satellite symposium of Komipharm, a Korean animal health company, professor X.J. Meng, Virginia Tech, USA, summed up why PRRSV remains difficult to control: Immune modulation, heterogeneity, persistent infection and co-infection with other agents.

    During the satellite symposium of Komipharm, a Korean animal health company, professor X.J. Meng, Virginia Tech, USA, summed up why PRRSV remains difficult to control: Immune modulation, heterogeneity, persistent infection and co-infection with other agents.

  • The answer to all pig questions - of course - can also be found in Pig Progress, readily available in the ICC Jeju.

    The answer to all pig questions - of course - can also be found in Pig Progress, readily available in the ICC Jeju.

  • Lobby groups at work during the Congress - Dublin is hoping to win the bid for the 2016 IPVS congress. Rio de Janeiro and Beijing also contend.

    Lobby groups at work during the Congress - Dublin is hoping to win the bid for the 2016 IPVS congress. Rio de Janeiro and Beijing also contend.

  • In a session around food safety and pork quality, lead speaker Jan Dahl, Danish Agriculture & Food Council, summed up the risk factors around Salmonella control. In various stages of production, solutions can be found.

    In a session around food safety and pork quality, lead speaker Jan Dahl, Danish Agriculture & Food Council, summed up the risk factors around Salmonella control. In various stages of production, solutions can be found.

  • One syndrome presented is the 'Porcine Periweaning Failure-to-Thrive Syndrome' (PFTS), observed in the US and Canada. It is described as 'a clinical condition within 7 days of weaning, in which affected pigs become anorexic, lethargic and then progress to debilitation', said T. O'Sullivan, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

    One syndrome presented is the 'Porcine Periweaning Failure-to-Thrive Syndrome' (PFTS), observed in the US and Canada. It is described as 'a clinical condition within 7 days of weaning, in which affected pigs become anorexic, lethargic and then progress to debilitation', said T. O'Sullivan, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

  • In Spain, Joaquín Segales, CReSa, also spent attention to PFTS. He noticed the 'licking and sucking' in thin air of the piglets, but has not been able to identify a pathogen or pathogen complex for the syndrome.

    In Spain, Joaquín Segales, CReSa, also spent attention to PFTS. He noticed the 'licking and sucking' in thin air of the piglets, but has not been able to identify a pathogen or pathogen complex for the syndrome.

  • The theme of antibiotic resistance received plenty of attention with a programme introduced by Merel Postma, University of Ghent, Belgium. Voluntary cooperation between college vets and farmers prove to be a way to jointly make steps to reduce antibiotic usage.

    The theme of antibiotic resistance received plenty of attention with a programme introduced by Merel Postma, University of Ghent, Belgium. Voluntary cooperation between college vets and farmers prove to be a way to jointly make steps to reduce antibiotic usage.

  • The Danish follow the line of the yellow card system to reduce antibiotic usage - Margrit Andreasen gave a historical overview. Numbers are coming down now, she explained.

    The Danish follow the line of the yellow card system to reduce antibiotic usage - Margrit Andreasen gave a historical overview. Numbers are coming down now, she explained.

  • In the last two years, Korea was struck by severe Foot-and-Mouth Disease, causing one third of the country's sow herd to be culled. The rest was vaccinated, explained Kim DeeHong, with injection site lesions in sows as a consequence.

    In the last two years, Korea was struck by severe Foot-and-Mouth Disease, causing one third of the country's sow herd to be culled. The rest was vaccinated, explained Kim DeeHong, with injection site lesions in sows as a consequence.

  • Some animal welfare issues needed attention - welfare can be very good on farms but the total picture can change if the last journey is bad. Proper transport requires attention too, said Miquel Collell, Spain.

    Some animal welfare issues needed attention - welfare can be very good on farms but the total picture can change if the last journey is bad. Proper transport requires attention too, said Miquel Collell, Spain.

  • Eric Neumann, Massey University, New Zealand, shared the latest developments with regard to the country's PigCare system. 89% of the farms comply with the system, he said.

    Eric Neumann, Massey University, New Zealand, shared the latest developments with regard to the country's PigCare system. 89% of the farms comply with the system, he said.

  • Per Wallgren, National Veterinary Institute, Sweden, researched the possibilities of a pen system in which finishers can book and graze. Few pigs per unit contributed to a high health with low treatment and lesion incidences, he said.

    Per Wallgren, National Veterinary Institute, Sweden, researched the possibilities of a pen system in which finishers can book and graze. Few pigs per unit contributed to a high health with low treatment and lesion incidences, he said.

  • At the satellite symposium of MSD Animal Health, Dr Markus Rose, Germany, gave an in-depth analysis of the company's newest macrolide, Zuprevo, aimed at four common bacterial respiratory diseases.

    At the satellite symposium of MSD Animal Health, Dr Markus Rose, Germany, gave an in-depth analysis of the company's newest macrolide, Zuprevo, aimed at four common bacterial respiratory diseases.

  • Elanco's Pig Management Award was this time for Sureemas Nitikanchana (left), Kansas State University, USA, for her meta-analysis around the usage of conventional dry or wet-dry feeders.

    Elanco's Pig Management Award was this time for Sureemas Nitikanchana (left), Kansas State University, USA, for her meta-analysis around the usage of conventional dry or wet-dry feeders.

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