European pig vets launch new trade group
Goals to educate, advocate
Pig veterinarians in Europe have formed the European Association of Porcine Health Management (EAPHM). With plans to officially launch at the beginning of 2011, the group’s primary goal is education, and representing members’ interests on issues.
John Mackinnon, a U.K. practitioner, will serve as EAPHM’s first president. Other board members are from Spain, Denmark, France, Belgium, Netherlands and the Czech Republic.
Mackinnon said Europe produces over 250 million pigs annually, second in production to China.