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Biosecurity

Dr. Jake Waddilove

EPISODE 10

Tips on Biosecurity with
Dr. Jake Waddilove

PigCast: Tips on Biosecurity with Dr. Jake Waddilove Hosts Miquel and Jessica discuss ‘Good Management, Good Pigs… and the importance of Health’ with Jake Waddilove, a principal partner in Eastgate Veterinary Group and experienced pig-specialist veterinarian. Mr Waddilove explains how the UK’s small wild boar population and physical isolation have protected it against ASF so…

Biosecurity

Dr. Miguel A. Higuera

EPISODE 9

Tips on Biosecurity with
Dr. Miguel Ángel Higuera

PigCast: Tips on Biosecurity with Dr. Miguel Ángel Higuera Hosts Jessica and Miquel discuss the three pillars of biosecurity with Dr. Miguel Ángel Higuera, who represents the Spanish swine industry at a national level. “The Spanish industry has adopted an intense biosecurity mentality that delivers results”, says Dr. Higuera. Spain has had no African Swine Fever…

Biosecurity

Dr. Jer Geiger

EPISODE 8

Tips on Biosecurity with
Dr. Jer Geiger

PigCast: Tips on Biosecurity with Dr. Jer Geiger Miquel and Jessica talk about biosecurity with Dr Jer Geiger, Health Assurance Veterinarian at the Pig Improvement Company (PIC). In this episode the hosts examine Dr Geiger’s belief that producers have to embrace a biosecurity mindset to be effective. The conversation explores the differences of scale and practise…

Immunology

Dr. Eric Cox

EPISODE 7

Tips on Immunology with
Dr. Eric Cox

PigCast: Tips on Immunology with Dr. Eric Cox In conversation with hosts Miquel Collell and Stephan von Berg, Professor Eric Cox – Director of the Laboratory of Immunology at the University of Gent (UGent) –discusses the goals and limitations of a great vaccination strategy. What are the different routes to mucosal immunity? Will the ‘perfect’…

Immunology

Dr. Rafael Frandoloso

EPISODE 6

Tips on Immunology with
Dr. Rafael Frandoloso

PigCast: Tips on Immunology with Dr. Rafael Frandoloso Stephan von Berg and Miquel Collell talk to Rafael Frandoloso – veterinarian award winner and Professor at the University of Passo Fundo – about the industry’s pressing vaccination questions. Why do different sizes of pig need the same dose of vaccine? Which are the best routes to…

Biosecurity

Dr. Satoshi Otake

EPISODE 5

Tips on Biosecurity with
Dr. Satoshi Otake

PigCast: Tips on Biosecurity with Dr. Satoshi Otake In this episode of PigCast, hosts Miquel Collell and Jessica Seate investigate Japan’s excellent reputation for biosecurity with Dr Satoshi Otake. Border controls and successful vaccination programmes have been highly effective in eradicating swine disease in Japan. The country learnt important lessons from PRRS and applied them to…

Gut Health

Dr. Moeser

EPISODE 4

Tips on Gut Health with
Dr. Moeser

PigCast: Tips on Gut Health with Dr. Moeser Hongyao Lin and Professor Adam Moeser, Director of the Gastrointestinal Stress Biology Laboratory at Michigan State University, discuss the long-term effects of stress on gut health and productivity in swine. The stress response is a normal, beneficial mechanism and some stressors are inherent in the production process, argues…

Gut Health

Dr. Pluske

EPISODE 3

Tips on Gut Health with
Dr. Pluske

PigCast: Tips on Gut Health with Dr. Pluske In conversation with Hongyao Lin, Dr John Pluske – one of the Australian swine industry’s leading experts on nutrition and gut health – explains Australia’s remarkable absence of ASF and PRRS, and answers questions about the best ways to protect pigs against ETEC and Swine Dysentery. Against…

Gut Health

Dr. González Mateos

EPISODE 2

Tips on Gut Health with
Dr. González Mateos

PigCast: Tips on Gut Health with Dr. González Mateos Hongyao Lin and Miquel Collellwelcome Prof Gonzalo González-Mateos this week, a world-leading expert in animal feed and nutrition. The trio discuss whether, if antibiotic use is restricted, producers have to accept the trade-off between gut health and pig growth? Prof González-Mateos warns that people often get lost seeking…

Immunology

Dr. Sánchez Vizcaíno

EPISODE 1

Tips on Immunology with
Dr. Sánchez Vizcaíno

PigCast: Tips on Immunology with Dr. Sánchez Vizcaíno MSD Animal Health is delighted to present a new kind of podcast – PigCast. Hear an industry expert talk about immunology. Miquel Collell hosts a conversation between Stephan Von Berg and the renowned African Swine Fever expert and immunologist Professor José Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaíno, where they ask: what…