Hipra Canada Hosts Hirpa University at the Banff Pork Seminar


As part of the Banff Pork Seminar, the reference meeting for the pork industry in Canada that was held in Banff (Alberta) on January 7-9, HIPRA CANADA hosted a HIPRA University course for Canadian veterinarians.

This educational session, focused on vaccination and nutrition, as an alternative to mass use of antibiotics on pig farms.

Dr Isaac Ballara Rodriguez (Corporate Technical Manager, HIPRA) spoke about current antibiotic reduction in Europe and also discussed vaccination strategies for emerging and re-emerging diseases. Dr Francesc Molist (Schothorst Feed Research) gave a presentation on transition feeding of sows to increase piglet vitality.

Dr Mike DeGroot (Technical Services Manager, HIPRA) presented current farm trials with SUISENG® and VEPURED® vaccines on Canadian farms.

In addition, HIPRA presented three research posters at the Banff Pork Seminar. The first poster entitled “Decreasing sow mortality with SUISENG® vaccine” demonstrated a reduction in sudden death mortality in sows using vaccination against Clostridium Novyi.


The other two posters presented farm trials to demonstrate the effectiveness of VEPURED® vaccine in reducing nursery mortality due to Edema Disease.


The poster entitled “Reduction of Edema Disease mortality with vaccination” showed a reduction of nursery mortality due to Edema Disease using VEPURED® vaccine. The final poster “Comparison of two vaccines in reducing of Edema Disease mortality” showed that VEPURED® vaccine reduced mortality significantly more than other vaccines.

Since 2017, HIPRA CANADA has been very active in marketing and licensing innovative new products for livestock which include the following swine vaccines: SUISENG®, ERYSENG® PARVO and VEPURED®.

The Banff Pork Seminar (held last January 7-9, 2020) is the reference meeting for the pork industry in Canada. Nearly 650 attendees attended the current edition, representing all segments involved in pork production.

With its presence at the Banff Pork Seminar, HIPRA continues its commitment as the reference in prevention for animal health in Canada.


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