Professor Zygmunt Pejsak visited the CReSA

Last 17th May 2011, Professor Pejsak, from the National Veterinary Research Institute (Pulawy, Poland) gave a lecture in CReSA entitled "Swine production and organization of research on pig health control in Poland". He showed updated pig production figures and explained the research system for animal health in Poland.

The National Veterinary Research Institute was established in 1945 as a scientific unit of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture. The major mission of the Institute is applied research in veterinary medicine, particularly concentrating on the diagnosis and prophylaxis of infectious diseases of animals, hygiene and toxicology of food of animal origin and feeds and veterinary toxicology. Furthermore, the institute is OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) Reference Laboratory for Classical Swine Fever (since 1995) and for PRRS and enzootic bovine (since 2008). The institute participates in projects of the Seventh EU Framework Programme, among others: VITAL, PORRSCON, FLUPIG, CAMCON and ESNIP 3.
Dr Pejsak, Head of Department of swine diseases, also made ​​a revision of pig production figures in 2010:

  • 19,100,000 (production of pigs)
  • 420,000 (number of pig holdings)
  • Trends observed during the last 10 years: concentration, decreased number of producers and positive changes in health control of pigs in large scale farms.

Prof. Pejsak highlighted that, currently, the most important swine diseases in Poland are: circovirosis, porcine respiratory disease complex, PRRS, streptococcosis, pleuropneumonia, enzootic pneumonia, swine dysentery and adenomatosis. In addition, the country is free of FMD, classical swine fever, African swine fever, swine vesicular disease and transmissible gastroenteritis.

From left to right: Joaquim Segalés (CReSA, Spain); Zygmunt Pejsak (National Veterinary Research Institute, Poland); Joe Crenshaw (APC Inc, USA); Mariano Domingo (CReSA, Spain); Javier Polo (APC Europe, Spain) and Joan Pujols (CReSA, Spain).

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