Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on swine respiratory disease nearing

01-06-2012 | |

Practical ideas on controlling important respiratory diseases in pigs will feature at a special symposium for farm veterinarians – organised by animal health company Boehringer Ingelheim during the 2012 congress of the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS).

IPVS 2012 takes place on Jeju Island, South Korea, 10-13 June. The world congress will bring together over 2000 top specialists in the healthcare of pigs. Boehringer Ingelheim is a main sponsor.
The symposium will be open for all IPVS participants and takes place on 11 June, 15.30h – 16.45h at the Tamna Hall A (5A).

Its IPVS Satellite Symposium with the title of “A Comprehensive Approach to Swine Respiratory Disease” will be held at the congress venue on Monday 11 June. Speakers will include Global experts in Swine disease control. 
Guidance on the potential airborne transmission of key Respiratory pathogens within and between farms will be provided by PRRS expert Dr. Satoshi Otake of the University of Minnesota and Swine Extension and Consulting.  
Recently developed diagnostic tests based on sampling the pigs’ saliva offer a practical way of monitoring large groups to detect a respiratory infection as early as possible, Professor Jeff Zimmerman of Iowa State University will explain.  
Professor Kristien Van Reeth from Ghent University in Belgium, on the other hand, will discuss the application of new discoveries in immunology to achieve successful vaccination against rapidly changing respiratory viruses.
To conclude the Symposium, American veterinary consultant Dr. James Lowe discusses fact based interventions against respiratory disease at farm level from the stand-point of the veterinarian on the front line.