Authors: Segalés i Coma, Joaquim
This book presents, in a rationale and practical manner, the main facts that veterinary students and professionals should know in order to deal with PCV2 and related diseases. Besides general knowledge on the virus and pathogenesis, major emphasis is focused on the immunity, diagnosis and proper use of vaccines. Noteworthy, epidemiology, clinical signs and lesions are fundamental cornerstones to revisit. The author is one of the most prolific researchers on PCVD. He has contributed greatly in terms of expanding knowledge and has laid the foundation for further progress and knowledge of the virus and the associated diseases, thus creating an original and at the same time consistent book with the scientific state of the art.
He obtained his DVM from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1991. In 1996, he was awarded a PhD from the UAB. He also conducted his PhD research at the University of Minnesota for 15 months. In 2000, he was board certified by the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP), and is a founding member of the European College of Porcine Health and Management (ECPHM).
Currently, he is Director of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) and Associate Professor at the Veterinary School of the UAB (main subjects: pathology and swine clinics). Besides, he is President of the ECPHM for the period 2013-2016. He has been working as a Diagnostician at the Department of Pathology of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the UAB since 1996. He was responsible for the Pathological Diagnostic Service in Swine of the UAB (1996-2012).
He has been involved in swine disease research since 1993, mainly on infectious diseases (including infections caused by the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv), Aujeszky’s disease virus, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine hepatitis E virus, swine Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV), Haemophilus parasuis and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae). He has co-authored more than 200 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.