Infectious Disease Control at VIV Europe

MOSCOW - A product range for swine at the forefront of infectious disease control will be the themes for a presentation by Dr Stéphane Imbert at this year's VIV Europe trade fair in Moscow.
calendar icon 2 May 2008
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Dr Imbert from the animal health group Merial will be discussing methods of battling Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases and on-farm vaccination programmes.

Dr Stéphane Imbert
"Merial has always been at the forefront of the control and prevention of emerging and re-emerging swine infectious diseases," said Dr Imbert.

"Merial has a long tradition of innovation starting 30 years ago with research into swine parvovirosis and the development of the first-ever vaccine against swine parvovirus, to the recent launch of the first-ever vaccine against the devastating Porcine Circovirus - Associated Diseases.

"With Vacciplan, Merial offers an innovative range of vaccines and a complete vaccination program adapted to the different needs of swine farming."

Dr Imbert is a graduate of the Toulouse Vet School and also a graduate of Clinical Virology from the Pasteur Institute. He was a field practitioner for six years before joining the industry in 1992.

He has been with Merial for 16 years and heads up the swine and cattle activities for the company in Central and Eastern Europe.

Other presentations form speakers from Merial at the VIV Europe Exhibition will be from Dr. Bruno Cluzel and Dr Andreas Hermann on a new approach to the control of Marek's disease and IBD infection and the safe and efficient control of Newcastle disease and a joint seminar organised with the EU Framework 6 Specific Support Action (SSA) on PCVD. Dr. Gordon Allan, Dr. Steve Krakowka and Dr. John Ellis will discuss porcine circovirus disease: Pathogenesis, diagnostic and control.

VIV Europe takes place from 27-29 May.

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