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Are you looking for a basic level training in the field of pig health? GD Academy organizes a five-day international course on pig health. At the end of the week you will be updated on the foremost porcine health issues. We will focus on making evidence based diagnoses of pig health problems, using practical examples and case histories.

An important part of the course will be the post mortem examinations and histopathology. We will pay attention to the interpretation of laboratory results, serology as well as biochemistry. A visit to a state of the art Dutch pig farm is included in the course.


  • Intestinal problems
    Addressing infectious and non-infectious intestinal health problems in piglets, finishers en sows. Focus on proper diagnostic evaluation and structural preventive measures.
  • Both infectious and non-infectious respiratory diseases
    Primary and secondary pathogens involved in the Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC): serological and pathological perspective and slaughter line information.
  • Indoor climate control and biosecurity 
    External and internal biosecurity, use of quarantine, air filtration, disease control and eradication.
  • Reproductive problems
    Management of replacement gilts, oestrus stimulation and detection, rebreeding, abortions, farrowing problems, litter size, stillborn piglets, vitality & mortality of piglets.
  • Locomotion 
    Infectious diseases, including streptococcal and Mycoplasma infections.
    Metabolic diseases with focus and diagnostics like bone biomarkers. 
  • Emerging diseases
    Focus on Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS)  African Swine Fever, Porcine Circovirus type 2 and Influenza.
  • Health problems
    Health problems will also be discussed based on case histories and in relation to prudent use of antibiotics.

All presentations will be given by pig health specialists, pathologists and specialised laboratory veterinarians working at the pig health department of GD Animal Health. 

Target audience

  • Pig veterinarians at the beginning of their carreer (1 - 4 years);
  • pig farm managers;
  • technical managers;
  • all other interested parties related to advising large scale pig farms.


€2.995, including hotel stay, breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea, transfer between GD Animal Health and the hotel (excluding VAT). 


The training will take place at GD Animal Health, Arnsbergstraat 7, 7400 AA Deventer, the Netherlands.


Any questions? Feel free to contact us for more information!


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