Podcast: Prof Christian Visscher on Lawsonia and the microbiome

05-02 | |
Photo: Vincent ter Beek
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 Lawsonia and the microbiome with Prof Dr Christian Visscher of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, Germany.

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

In this podcast, hosts Vincent ter Beek and Iris Hofman on behalf of Pig Progress speak to Prof Dr Christian Visscher on Lawsonia intracellularis (causing ileitis), who shares his knowledge its effect on the microbiome, and how this impacts pig production and for what extend oral vaccination can have effect on these.

In case you missed it, the previous episode focused on a global look at pig production, with senior pig production economist Robert Hoste. The next episode in this podcast series will appear on Monday 4 March and will host Prof Andrea Ladinig who will discuss monitoring PRRSv with tongue fluids.

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

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