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Overview training programmes pigs

We offer an interactive programme featuring classroom sessions, farm visits and discussion of specific cases related to a subject, with our experts. During the programme there is plenty of time for interaction with these experts. Compile your own custom made programme by selecting the topics of your interest from the list below. These topics are available at the basic or advanced level, in a one-day or multi-day training course. Organised at the GD Academy in Deventer, the Netherlands, all over the world, or online.


Topics of the training are


  • Biosecurity, sanitation, disinfection and risk management.
  • Laboratory tests and interpretation of laboratory results.
  • Prevention, control and monitoring systems of diseases.
  • Piglet vitality: How to improve the health and vitality of piglets?
  • Sustainable production: How to reduce the use of antibiotics and start producing antibiotic-free pork?

Most common infectious problems

  • Respiratory health disease: PRRSv, M. hyopneumoniae, Influenza A and Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae.
  • Intestinal disease: PEDv, Lawsonia, Salmonella, E. coli.
  • Viral diseases: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRSv), the influenza virus (SIV), porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and pseudo-rabies (Aujeszky’s disease, not present in the Netherlands)
  • Bacterial diseases: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (App), Bordetella bronchiseptica; Pasteurella multocida, Streptococcus suis, Glaeserella parasuis (Glässer); Mycoplasma and Salmonella.


  • Cases: Interactive case discussion. How to tackle a pathological problem? From clinical reasoning, via the deployment of diagnostics, to a plan of approach.
  • Laboratory tour: A tour of the GD laboratory in Deventer, the Netherlands.
  • Farm visits: Put the theory into practice and experience the management of a Dutch farm.


“Since the beginning of my scientific career, I have been particularly interested in the development of new diagnostic tests to enhance epidemiological surveillance strategies of (emerging) infectious diseases, specially focused on swine. As a swine veterinarian performing research at GD, I really like to keep in touch with the field in order to focus our research on finding practical solutions for the swine sector.”

Lucía Dieste Pérez, DVM, MSc, PhD

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Custom made training programmes: Building skills your way

We offer custom made training programmes on animal diseases and the use of veterinary diagnostic tests. Our animal health experts discuss current topics from theory to practice through an interactive programme of classroom sessions, farm visits and discussion of specific cases related to a topic. This ensures that the knowledge gained is immediately applicable.

There is plenty of time during the programme to interact with these experts. Contact us and create your own training programme by selecting the topics that interest you. These topics are available at basic or advanced level, in a one-day or multi-day training course. Organised at GD in Deventer, the Netherlands, anywhere in the world or online.

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