Veterinarians that work with pigs make important and global contribution to society by ensuring adequate and safe food is available, while still maintaining the health and welfare of pigs. In addition, pig veterinarians are extending the scope and delivery of veterinary science by becoming involved in training programs for pig producers, quality assurance programs, and establishing and managing production systems and global disease prevention.

This years Australian Pig Veterinarians Virtual Conference brings together the profession with 7 hours of high quality CPD and delves into the questions encountered in the veterinary practice and industry today. It is an event not to be missed and offers a flexible and on-demand virtual format.

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Day 1 - Thursday September 16 [clear filter]
Thursday, September 16

1:10pm AEST

Updates on vaccine research: Pig Microbiota – what this means for M Hyo and the respiratory tract
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Prof Maria Pieters

University of Minnesota
Maria Pieters Maria Pieters obtained a DVM degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a PhD from the University of Minnesota, and performed post-doctoral studies at the Institute for Genomic Biology of the University of Illinois. Dr. Pieters is a faculty member with the Swine Group... Read More →

Thursday September 16, 2021 1:10pm - 2:10pm AEST

2:20pm AEST

High Throughput Sequencing: diagnostic options for the pig industry
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Stacey Lynch

Agriculture Victoria
Stacey Lynch is a Senior Research Scientist, Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases, at Agriculture Victoria.Her primary focus is to deliver applied scientific outcomes through viral diagnostics and pathogen surveillance, to support animal and public health and underpin biosecurity... Read More →

Thursday September 16, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm AEST

2:40pm AEST

Clostridial Diarrhoea
Clostridium is a broad genus of bacteria found in most environments globally. It includes human and animal pathogens that produce toxins that cause severe, and often fatal, diseases, with high economic burdens to both clinical and agricultural sectors. Diseases include enterotoxemia, necrotic enteritis, pseudomembranous colitis, and antibiotic-induced diarrhoea. Clostridia cannot be eradicated from the environment because they form spores, and transmission can occur from animals to humans, supporting a ‘One Health’ link between these pathogens. The toxins produced by clostridia define the disease capacity of the infecting strain, thus, immunisation with toxoid or bacterin-toxoid vaccines can be protective. However, toxins are highly variable between strains, making vaccination ineffective. This talk will describe how clostridial toxin and infection studies are performed at Monash University, and how they assist in developing new strategies to tackle these ever-changing pathogens.

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Dena Lyras

Deputy Director of the Biomedicine Discovery Institute and President for the Australian Society for Microbiology, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Professor Dena Lyras is the Deputy Director of the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University and the President for the Australian Society for Microbiology. She was awarded an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship in 2021. Her laboratory studies gut pathogens... Read More →

Thursday September 16, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm AEST

3:00pm AEST

Longitudinal genomic and AMR characterisation of Pasteurella causing clinical infection in Australian pigs
Lower-respiratory disease involving Pasteurella multocida has costly repercussions for pig producers. We screened a five-year Australian sample collection to identify vulnerabilities useful to its management.

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Mr Alec Truswell

PhD Candidate, Murdoch University’s AMRID Laboratory
Alec Truswell is a PhD candidate studying livestock infectious disease out of Murdoch University’s AMRID Laboratory in Western Australia. His research is centred around the development and use of high-throughput robotics for the surveillance and management of infectious disease... Read More →

Thursday September 16, 2021 3:00pm - 3:20pm AEST

3:30pm AEST

Innovations + Beers: WTF is that? Building confidence in data from farms (Ben Linn) & Recent learnings from eradication programs (Greg Tuckett)
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Dr Ben Linn

Vet & Stock Consulting
Dr Ben Linn undertook his veterinary studies at the University of Adelaide, graduating from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program in 2015. Following this he also undertook a post-graduate Masters degree majoring in Agricultural Consulting at Charles Sturt University. He currently... Read More →
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Dr Greg Tuckett

Strategic Health Manager, Rivalea
Greg Tuckett is Strategic Health Manager at Rivalea where he oversees Veterinary Services for the company and the production of 20,000 sows and their progeny. A strict adherent to the principles of Heavy Metal pig vetting, he approaches his work with an intensity that will melt your... Read More →

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Australian Pork Limited

Australian Pork Limited (APL) was formally registered as a company on 23 May 2000 following extensive industry consultation and the overwhelming support of Australian pork producers. APL represents the amalgamation of three separate predecessor bodies, the Australian Pork Corporation... Read More →

Thursday September 16, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm AEST
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