Porcine circovirus type 2 - The virus, the disease and the vaccine
Author: Joaquim Segalés i Coma.
Format: 11 x 20 cm.
Number of pages: 112.
Binding: Hardcover wire-o.
Atlas focused on the most remarkable facts linked to porcine
circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and related diseases in order to provide the
knowledge and tools necessary to deal with this issue. This book,
presented in a visual and practical manner, places special emphasis
on aspects connected with immunity, diagnosis and proper use of
vaccines, which have brought about a revolution in the subclinical
control of PCV2 since mid/late 2000s due to their great efficacy. In
addition, epidemiology, clinical signs and lesions have been reviewed.
The author, a renowned and rewarded specialist in this field, tackles
this topic successfully, in a handbook that will surely help veterinary
students and professionals to face this problem in their daily work.
Table of contents
1. PCV2: Where are we coming from?
2. The virus and the pathogenesis: Simple things causing complicated outcomes
4. Recognizing the disease from clinical and pathological points of view
5. Do we know how to diagnose PCV2 infections/diseases?
6. PCV2 immunity: A double edged sword?
7. Disease control without vaccination
8. The advent of PCV2 vaccines: From experiments to the market
9. Facts about PCV2 vaccines
10. The use of PCV2 vaccines: How, when, whom?
Joaquim Segalés i Coma
He obtained his DVM from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1991. In 1996,
he was awarded a PhD from the UAB. He also conducted his PhD research at the University
of Minnesota for 15 months. In 2000, he was board certified by the European College
of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP), and is a founding member of the European College of
Porcine Health and Management (ECPHM).
Currently, he is Director of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) and Associate
Professor at the Veterinary School of the UAB (main subjects: pathology and swine
clinics). Besides, he is President of the ECPHM for the period 2013-2016.
He has been working as a Diagnostician at the Department of Pathology of the School of
Veterinary Medicine of the UAB since 1996. He was responsible for the Pathological Diagnostic
Service in Swine of the UAB (1996-2012).
He has been involved in swine disease research since 1993, mainly on infectious diseases
(including infections caused by the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
virus (PRRSv), Aujeszky’s disease virus, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine hepatitis
E virus, swine Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV), Haemophilus parasuis and Mycoplasma
hyopneumoniae). He has co-authored more than 200 articles in international peerreviewed