Two OHEJP BIOPIGEE online workshops to be held in September 2022.
The first workshop on “Biosecurity measures in primary pig production to control Salmonella and Hepatitis E Virus” will be held on 14/09/22 at 13:00-17:00 CEST and hosted by Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) – German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment.
The second workshop on “Biosecurity measures in slaughterhouses to control Salmonella” will be held on 16/09/22 at 10:00-12:00 CEST and hosted by Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU).
Both Salmonella and Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) present important zoonotic infection risks to humans, and cause subclinical infections, disease, and production losses in pigs. Biosecurity protocols are important tools for identifying optimal and suboptimal practices in the pig production chain (on farms and at slaughterhouses) related to the introduction and transmission of pathogens (including Salmonella and HEV) to assist the control of infection.
For the first workshop, BIOPIGEE will present project outcomes focused on effective and cost-efficient biosecurity measures against Salmonella and HEV and discuss with participants how best practice can be implemented at farm-level. It addresses stakeholders in pig production, veterinary services, animal health and biosecurity advisory sectors, and other organisations interested in biosecurity. Information will be provided by speakers from Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) – Germany, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) – UK, Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) – Czech Republic, the University of Utrecht (UU) – The Netherlands and the University of Veterinary Medicine – Vienna (Vedmeduni) – Austria.
For the second workshop, BIOPIGEE will present project outcomes on the control of Salmonella (and other pathogens) and effective biosecurity measures in slaughterhouses. It addresses stakeholders in pig slaughterhouses and processing companies, food standard regulatory authorities, and researchers working within food safety. Speakers from Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) – Germany, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) – UK, Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU) – Estonia, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) – Austria and Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna (IZLER) Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna – Italy.
These webinars are free of charge to attend.
More information about the BIOPIGEE workshops is available on our website.