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David Burch

Veterinary consultant David Burch is principal of Octagon Services Ltd, based in the UK, and has been actively involved in applying the science of the PCV2 infection to the practical control of the disease. d.burch@octagon-services.co.uk

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Pig antimicrobials update—what is going on in EU?

A look at the current situation regarding livestock antibiotics in Europe and what is to come.
Antimicrobial agents remain an issue in the EU because despite the in-feed ban of growth promoting antibiotics, total usage of such products remains high, according to authorities in many countries. The following interview highlights the latest thinking and developments on this topic.
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Q&A: Vaccinating to beat PCV2

Answers on the control of circovirus-related diseases by the use of vaccination, today and in the future
Answers on the control of circovirus-related diseases by the use of vaccination, today and in the future
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Circovirus: Now for the good news

Encouraging results from North America on PCV2 vaccination and valuable European updates on immunity to the virus are reported to a major veterinary meeting held in the USA
Encouraging results from North America on PCV2 vaccination and valuable European updates on immunity to the virus are reported to a major veterinary meeting held in the USA
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Changing picture on circo diseases

Annual meeting of American swine veterinarians hears more reports about diseases associated with porcine circovirus PCV2
Annual meeting of American swine veterinarians hears more reports about diseases associated with porcine circovirus PCV2
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Is this the new way to look at circo?

As affected herds find that problems from a circovirus infection can occur later in the production cycle than was seen originally, field trial results hold out the promise that PMWS and related diseases associated with PCV2 can be controlled by...
As affected herds find that problems from a circovirus infection can occur later in the production cycle than was seen originally, field trial results hold out the promise that PMWS and related diseases associated with PCV2 can be controlled by vaccination.
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