The IPVS 2022 successfully concluded in Brazil
IPVS 2022 has successfully concluded after 4 days of activities with international guests.
The IPVS International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, in its 26th edition, held from June 21-24, 2022, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, achieved important participation figures in this recent edition.
IPVS is one of the most notable events worldwide in the swine sector. This edition aimed to reunite at the regional and international levels the protagonists of pig farming, after the covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties generated at logistical, productive, and market levels. On this occasion, the event brought together international researchers, companies, professionals, and technicians of the sector to share information, updates, products, and services in the swine industry.
The first day of IPVS 2022 focused on meeting the leaders of swine farming in Brazil and worldwide. These activities brought together representatives of the swine sector to discuss the objectives and challenges in the coming years, related to production, health, biosecurity, and innovation. The pork industry is one of the strongest in the world and has a direct impact on the food security of countries.
In addition, the pre-congress activities included topics on swine reproduction, use of antimicrobials, animal health, immunology and vaccines, animal welfare, and internationally controlled diseases. Forums were also held on the swine sector and agribusiness and the joint work between these industries.
The IVPS 2022 had a strong scientific and academic component, so it received a total of 481 research and innovation papers, of which 450 were finally accepted. Of these, 122 papers were presented during the congress for dissemination to the public through lectures. On the other hand, the remaining 328 abstracts were presented as posters to share information with visitors and exchange experiences.
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Companies played a leading role at IPVS 2022
IPVS 2022 was characterized by a strong presence of the production and business sector, which is why forty companies from the swine sector participated in the congress. The event was both virtual and face-to-face during the four days, which amplified the audience and increased interactions between suppliers, customers, professionals, and distributors. The hybrid format allowed for simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
This opportunity for networking at the trade fair and presentation of companies facilitated the creation of ties and networks in the region’s swine industry.
Finally, a large component of IPVS 2022 by companies and leaders of the guild focused on the approach, updating, and management of the most significant diseases in swine farming. These include PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome), Influenza A virus, and African Swine Fever. Additionally, other issues were addressed, such as antimicrobial resistance, management, and control of these diseases.