Assessment of three novel methods of reduction of pathogen load in the environment of pigs
Christopher Browne - The Royal Veterinary College
Duration - 2011-2014
Christopher studied a BSc (Hons) and MSc in animal sciences. Working on a pig farm developed his interests in pigs. He enjoys studying disease pathogenesis and aetiology, and has worked on both PCV2 and M. hyopneumoniae..
Project Aims and Objectives
To determine the efficacy of i). UVA activated photo-catalytic paints, ii). Silver ion solutions and iii). UVC-based air purification system on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in the environment of pigs.
Potential Benefit to Industry:
The research aims to identify novel and alternative methods to reduce pathogen load in the environment of pigs. Particular emphasis towards the respiratory pathogen Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae has been chosen as this causes considerable economic and welfare concerns.