Beyond ASF: Pathogens that should not be ignored


An interview with Dr Carlo Maala on the other major pathogens affecting pig farms in the region. Dr Maala is Senior Technical Services Manager on Swine for Asia of Boehringer Ingelheim and fellow of the Philippine College of Swine Practitioners.

Among the topics discussed are:
•Three key pathogens (PRRS, PCV2, M.Hyo) and their effect on production
• Why these pathogens continue to circulate in farms despite the presence of vaccines
• How to mitigate their impact on pig operations
• Is eradication possible?

Editor, Asian Pork Magazine, Manila, Philippines. Isa wrote a comprehensive report on how vaccinations work or fail, the types and trends in the article, ‘Vaccination essential for disease prevention, but not a silver bullet’.


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