participated as a major sponsor in the 23rd International Pig
Veterinary Society Congress (IPVS 2014), held June 8-11 in Cancun, Mexico. The
company held a symposium titled “Dialogues on Keys to Prevention in Swine Health,”
which was attended by more than 600 participants.
brought together three world-renowned specialists to speak at the event: Tanja
Opriessnig, Christopher Chase and John Carr. The specialists offered their
respective points of view on prevention in swine production.
Dr. Opriessnig presented an update on problems
faced by veterinarians with respect to the most common diseases in the sector.
She also showed participants a number of maps that depicted the global
distribution of the diseases and the main corresponding genotypes. Dr. Chase spoke about the
key role of the immune system in swine. Participants were shown a set of 3D
videos with images that clearly illustrated several very complex processes.
Lastly, Dr. Carr offered a practical perspective in which he stressed that
strict biosecurity is key to eliminating pathogens. The event concluded with
complimentary cocktails from HIPRA for all participants.