Podcast: Dr Evelien Biebaut takes a deep dive into the world of M. hyo

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Podcast: Dr Evelien Biebaut takes a deep dive into the world of M. hyo
Photo: Vincent ter Beek

In this ‘Meet the Expert’ podcast series, global opinion leaders answer practical questions revolving around topics of swine health and management. This episode takes a look at the PhD study of Dr Evelien Biebaut, attached to Ghent University in Belgium. Her focus: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo).

The ‘Meet the Expert’ podcast series is made possible by Pig Progress in cooperation with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.

In this podcast, on behalf of Pig Progress, host Vincent ter Beek speaks to Dr Evelien Biebaut who spared no effort to learn more about how the M. hyo bacteria behaves and how it can be controlled.

M. hyo causes lung infections characterised by a low mortality, but high morbidity. The result? Lower daily growth, higher risk for secondary infections and increased treatment costs. Although M. hyo has been the topic of much research, its pathogenesis is still not completely clear, and immune responses after infection and vaccination need to be further investigated.

Meet the (other) experts

In case you missed it, the previous episode looked at monitoring PRRSv with tongue fluids with Dr Andrea Ladinig, professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria. The next episode in this podcast series will appear on Monday 6 May and will host Prof Larry Firkins, who talks about a very relevant question in the pig industry: why do employees stay?

The podcasts in this series are available on podcast channels including Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts.

ter Beek
Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world