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  • Publisher: acco
  • Published: June 25, 2020
  • Book - HARDCOVER
  • Edition 1
  • Pages: 344
  • ISBN: 9789463797962

About the author

Dominiek Maes is full professor and head of the Unit of Porcine Health Management at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University Belgium. He is a specialist of the European College of Porcine Health Management. His main research area is on respiratory disease in pigs, with emphasis on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. He is a member of the International Organization of Mycoplasmology (IOM) and has been the chair of the porcine section of the International Research Programme on Comparative Mycoplasmology (IRPCM) within the IOM.

Marina Sibila is a researcher at Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) since 2004. This research center, located in Bellaterra (Barcelona), is the animal health program of Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA). Her research line is focused on swine respiratory diseases, mainly Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae among other pathogens. During these years, she has worked to expand the knowledge on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae epidemiology, animal model development, diagnostic tools assessment and evaluation of disease control strategies.

Maria Pieters is a faculty member at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Minnesota (UMN) in the United States. Veterinarian by training, she has dedicated more than 15 years of research efforts to aid defining and developing areas of diagnostics, epidemiology, and control of swine Mycoplasma species, with special interest on d isease elimination. She is the principal investigator of the UMN Mycoplasma Research Laboratory and an active member of the International Organization for Mycoplasmology.

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