The third day of the course was opened by the head of animal health, Taiwan Boehringer Ingelheim, Nicole Niu. This year is not only the 11th anniversary of the launch of Ingelvac CircoFLEX in Taiwan, but also 3 billion doses of Ingelvac CircoFLEX vaccine has been administered globally. Congratulations! Then, Dr. Li Shuhui was invited to give us a lecture titled: “Diagnosis of Porcine Circovirus associated disease (PCVAD) and Taiwan's control experience". The content is in-depth and simple, including the history and evolution of PCV, diagnosis methods, and vaccine prevention, which is approachable and very practical. In addition, Dr. Li also explained to everyone that although the PCV virus continues to mutate, Ingelvac CircoFLEX is still effective against PCV2d, the main virus strain in the world today!
In the afternoon course, Dr. Marika Genzow first introduced the new generation of needleless syringe "FreVAX". Not only is it accurate and digitally quantifiable, there is no need to worry about whether the vaccine will be successfully injected. Because there is no need for needles, the pigs are less stressful. It can avoid contamination and infectious diseases, also achieve digital recording, management, sharing and other functions through linking to a dedicated mobile phone application. In the course, there are videos that users from all over the world share their experiences. This product is also under testing in Taiwan, which will soon make it more convenient for everyone to administer the vaccine for pigs. Reducing stress is an important part of animal welfare. The theme of this section of the course “Do you FreVAX? Taking piglet vaccination to the next level", was summarized by Dr. Xavier Manteca. He explained the importance of animal welfare for pigs and the relationship between humans and animals. We can clearly understand that the degree of stress is closely related to the immune system, and therefore, to have healthy pigs, good animal welfare must not be ignored.
After the intermission, Dr. Daniel Berkmans brought the concept of precision livestock farming to everyone. Through long-term collection and monitoring of various data parameters, analysis, prediction, and early improvement, it can give managers a powerful tool to solve the issue of health and animal welfare for pigs. Following the theme of precision livestock farming: "from prevention to prediction and beyond”, Dr. Carman Alonso, Mattias Thong, and Dr. Zhao Ying Cui then introduced the hardware, technology, and application of SoundTalks. Dr. Pablo Pineyro, who prepared courses for 3-day-seminar was invited again, had everyone reviewed the respiratory tract and respiratory diseases, as well as clinical symptoms of cough representing important clues during the course of disease. And then we can learn from the sharing videos of the witnesses, using SoundTalks to detect and deal with cough symptoms earlier can save more time and money. Finally, Bend Große-Liesner, a senior digital planning manager of Boehringer Ingelheim, introduced the data processing tool "Farmera" required for precision livestock farming. It provides various fields for inputting pig farm data, to integrate and analyze them. It also combined with the technology of SoundTalks, so that managers or pig farm veterinarians can find problems from the database more clearly, and give each pig farm the most appropriate solution with the advantage of precision livestock farming.
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