6th All-Polish Conference Echoes of the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Dublin

Between 7 and 8 October in the Palace in Pawłowice a Conference was organized – Echoes of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, which had been held between 7 and 10 June in Dublin, Ireland.

The organizers of this year’s conference were as follows:

  • National Veterinary Research Institute in Puławy,
  • The Pawłowice Experimental Station of the National Research Institute of Animal Production.

The Director of the Experimental Station of the National Research Institute of Animal Production in Pawłowice, Eng. Ireneusz Dymarski, Ph.D. welcomed the invited guests, lecturers and conference participants, among which there were veterinary surgeons, livestock breeders and producers and company representatives.

Prof. Zygmunt Pejsak, Ph.D. opened the conference and commenced the 1st session of the proceedings of which he was a chairman. The first lecture, entitled “PRRS, PCV, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae diagnostics – what do we really examine and what do the obtained results mean?” was delivered by Rika Jolie, Ph.D. from the USA.

In the next speach the issue “Probiotics as an important alternative to antibiotic theraphy in the light of the data from IPVS, 2016” was presented by Krystian Antkowiak. In conclusion to the first lecture session, an interesting presentation “Washing pigs, the element of biosecurity aimed at limiting the use of antibiotics” was presented by Johanna Rietdorf-Große from Germany.

The next, second session of the conference was conducted by Andrzej Żarnecki, Ph.D. The first lecture entitled “PRRS – intracutaneous vaccination” was presented by Maurice Moon, veterinary surgeon working on pig farms in Holland. The second presentation entitled “Smart vaccination” was presented by Krzysztof Haliniarz from Hipra Polska Ltd. company.

After the break, during the third session Mario Grodzki, Ph.D. discussed the subject of “Immunoprophylaxis of oedema disease based on field experiments”. The next lecture entitled “New possibilities of pig pleuropneumonia prophylaxis” was delivered by Krzysztof Janeczko, Ph.D. from the Department of Veterinary Medicine of Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The last paper entitled “30 months of combating ASF in Poland – conclusions and recommendations” was presented by Prof. Zygmunt Pejsak, Ph.D. from the National Veterinary Research Institute in Puławy.

On the second day field activities were held in the area of gestation diagnostics and there was a practical demonstration of how to make intracutaneous vaccinations with the aid of needle-free applicator.

All the participants of the conference received conference materials with the texts of presented lectures, which were traditionally prepared by the editorial office of the journal Lecznica Dużych Zwierząt (Veterinary Clinic for Large Animals). Altogether, the conference was attended by more than 240 participants.