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Update on infectious disease medicine in pigs: When measures no longer work

Prof. Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna welcomes guests to the 1st Düppel Infection and Resistance Days

Prof. Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna welcomes guests to the 1st Düppel Infection and Resistance Days
Image Credit: Tobias Ripp

Prof. Doris Höltig, co-organizer and co-moderator of the event

Prof. Doris Höltig, co-organizer and co-moderator of the event
Image Credit: Tobias Ripp

On July 13, around 50 experts from both research and practice came together at the 1st Düppeler Infection and Resistance Days to exchange information on current research results and trends in infection medicine in pigs.

News from Jul 20, 2023

The thematic focus was on viral, bacterial and parasitic escape strategies that can lead to standard control measures no longer being effective in swine herds. The invitation was extended by the Veterinary Centre for Resistance Research (TZR) of our Department together with the Division of Swine Diseases of the German Veterinary Medical Society (DVG). A total of nine speakers provided information in three blocks on possible causes of strategy failure and possible alternative control measures for various viral, bacterial and parasitic infections.

Prof. Dr. Doris Höltig from the Department of Swine of the Farm Animal Clinic of our veterinary hospital and head of the DVG specialist group “Swine Diseases” organized and moderated the informative day together with her DVG deputy PD Dr. Matthias Eddicks from the LMU.

The Düppeler Infection and Resistance Days is a scientific event that will be held annually in the future at the Veterinary Centre for Resistance Research at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with corresponding DVG working groups, among others. The aim of the new event series is to promote a lively exchange between practice and research with annually changing focal points.

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