These last days we have been in Barcelona at the ESPHM, the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management, a classic appointment for porcine veterinarians at a continental level.
This is the 10th edition of the symposium, which started in Copenhagen (Denmark) organized by the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM), and was held later in Hannover (Germany) in 2010 and Helsinki (Finland) in 2011. Following the creation of the European Association of Porcine Health Management (EAPHM) in 2010, the following editions were organized by EAPHM, ECPHM and local organizers in Bruges (Belgium), Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Sorrento (Italy), Nantes (France), Dublin (Ireland) and Prague (Czech Republic) from 2012 to 2017. The organizing committee for this edition was composed of researchers from IRTA-CReSA and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the UAB.
The success of the meeting is based on a quality program that brings together speakers with avant-garde scientific-technical knowledge, invited lectures on the latest generation swine production of the organizing country, and complemented by oral communications and posters. Proof of this consolidation is the attendance of public, reaching last year about 1,600 attendees.
On behalf of the PigCHAMP delegation, we were represented by Joaquín Morales and Carlos Piñeiro, who presented an oral presentation entitled ‘Impact of runting on colostrum intake, survival chances and development‘.
More information: www.esphm2018.org