2021 Virtual Symposium

IPHS 2021 Virtual Symposium

Irish Pig Health Society Virtual Symposium Series 2021

 

The Irish Pig Health Society (IPHS) are looking forward to holding their 2021 Symposium virtually as a series of three webinars held across May 5th, 12th and 19th. The programme of events for each webinar is as follows:

Session 1: Prevention versus Catastrophe. Global, local, internal, and external biosecurity perspectives

When:

May 5th 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30pm

Topics:

  • Global perspectives on ASF – Egan Brockhoff, Canadian pig veterinary expert and veterinary counsellor for the Canadian Pork Council
  • Biosecurity practices in pigs and poultry – Ciaran Cunningham, poultry veterinary for more than 10 years and Director of Veterinary Services for Agrihealth & Iain Mortimer, pig veterinary practitioner with Agrihealth Ireland

 

To register for this webinar, click here.

 

Session 2: Solid Foundations. Principles, details and daily practices for improving health and welfare

When:

May 12th 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30pm

Topics:

  • Managing Inflammation, Health and Vices – Mirjam Lechner, German pig consultant with specialisation in behavioural disorders and metabolic disorders in pigs
  • How the legislation on pig welfare has been implemented in Spain – Miguel Higuera, Director of ANPROGAPOR (Spanish Pig Farmers Association) and Vice-chairman of the Copa-Cogeca Pig Meat Working Party

 

To register for this webinar, click here.

 

Session 3: Wean well. Farmer experiences in weaning without zinc and other medications

When:

May 19th 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30pm

Topics:

  • Living without zinc oxide – practical experiences from Irish pig producers who are successfully rearing pigs in the absence of zinc oxide – Roy Gallie (pig farmer, Co. Kildare and Chairman IFA National Pigs Committee), Ciaran Sheehan (pig farmer, Co. Cork), Ciaran Carroll (Head of Knowledge Transfer, Pig Development Department, Teagasc)

 

 To register for this webinar, click here.

Listen below to our recent interview with the Head of the Pig Development Department at Teagasc, Dr Edgar Garcia Manzanilla. Edgar was interviewed by IPHS President Dr Carla Gomes and IPHS Committee Member, Susan Dudley ahead of our 2021 Virtual Symposium Series.