Swine diseases field diagnostics toolbox

Gyula Balka: The international trade of live pigs and semen used for artificial insemination, the cross border migration of wild boars as well as contaminated pork products is causing continuous emergence and spread of transboundary diseases. Some of these, like African Swine Fever of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome are considered to be the most economically devastating diseases of the swine industry. Our project is aiming to provide a tool for the quick and reliable diagnosis of these diseases, which is essential for their control.

Gyula Balka is Associate Professor at University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest. Gyula Balka will be a speaker at the 2021 edition of the Smart Farming Conference.

The University of Veterinary Medicine is the only veterinary school in Hungary. It is a state institution supervised and financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and is accredited to issue the diplomas of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology and the postgraduate degree of Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) in veterinary sciences. The Faculty has a fundamental role in teaching in the course of Master of Science (MSc) in biology, too. The Faculty has an uninterrupted teaching record for more than two centuries, making it thus one of the oldest veterinary schools in the world.

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