IPVS 2004 Scientific Program
ScopeStructure and Topics
Scope of the Scientific Program:
|1.The present food animal (pig) disease pattern and future develoments of food animal health, food safety and zoonoses.
Special attention will be paid to emerging and re-emerging diseases, especially the potential role of pigs in the transmission of the HPAI virus and the suspected animal reservoir of the SARS virus)
This paper will be given from the viewpoint of the O.I.E. (Office Internationale Epizooties, Paris), which has decided to extend its area of interest from just animal diseases to food safety and animal welfare, and which has been renamed as “World Organization for Animal Health”.
Dr. Vallat, Director General of the O.I.E. accepted our invitation.
2.The impact of political and economic changes on pig and pork production extrapolated from the influence of the enlargement of the EU on the EU’s agriculture, animal disease prevention, food safety and animal welfare.
Special attention will be paid to the measures that need to be taken to prevent the spread of notifiable diseases (O.I.E. List A and B diseases) from affected to disease-free areas.
This paper will be given from the viewpoint of the European Commission.
Juan Alvarez de la Puente, principal administrator in the sector pigmeat of DG Agriculture, accepted our invitation.
3.The present and future development of pig and pork production world-wide. Special attention will be paid on the impact of the increasing globalization of pig production and pork trade and its influence on the paradigm of swine veterinary medicine (productivity and economics, disease prevention, high health systems, food safety, quality assurance systems, animal welfare and environmental stewardship as major determinants of who will be the most competitive “winners”).
Prof. Dr. Windhorst, Director of the Institute for Structural Research and Planning in Agricultural Intensive Areas, University of Vechta, Germany, accepted our invitation.
|Structure of the Scientific Programme:
On Monday afternoon, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning the programme will break up into parallel sessions grouped into 8 theme complexes:
The length of the parallel sessions, most of them will be subdivided into topical lines, will be determined by the number of submitted papers accepted as oral presentations.
Swine herd health management; PRRS, PCV 2, Influenza, Mycoplasma, A.pp., Salmonella, E. coli etc.; Respiratory, enteric, and reproductive disorders; What a practitioner needs to know about laboratory diagnostics (which samples, how to ship samples, etc.); Housing systems and how to optimize the living conditions for the animals; Data recording, documentation, information; Software for veterinarians;
Work safety for veterinarians; Reports on successes and failures, etc. etc., will be the major topics of this session. The audience will have the possibility to hear authors of already in the other sessions presented oral papers and posters, with then the practical aspects of their messages being the focus and basis for the panel discussion between the presenter and the audience.