Prof. dr. Dominiek Maes


Academic Qualifications

  • DVM 1993 (Ghent University)
  • MS Animal Production 1995 (Ghent University)
  • MSc Epidemiology and Herd Health 1998 (Utrecht University)
  • PhD 1998   (Ghent University)
  • Diplomate European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH) since 2003
  • Diplomate European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) since 2005


Current Professional Activities

Full professor Porcine Health Management, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University

Main research areas

  • hyopneumoniae & respiratory disease (epidemiology, pathogenesis, control)
  • Sow reproduction and production
  • Salmonella in pigs
  • Antimicrobial use and resistance

Teaching (including clinical teaching)

  • Swine herd health and epidemiology – 2nd and 3rd Master
  • Swine reproduction and production – 2nd and 3rd Master
  • Veterinary public (pre-harvest phase) health in farm animals – 2nd Bachelor
  • Animal housing – 3rd Bachelor


Professional Experience

  • 2000-2001  Post-doctoral researcher Department of Clinical and Population Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, U of Minnesota, US.
  • Research on "Quality Assurance and Pre-harvest Food Safety in the Pig Industry"
  • 2001-2003  Assistant Professor Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Ghent University
  • 2003-2012  Associate Professor Swine Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Ghent University
  • 2012-…        Full professor Porcine Health Management, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Ghent University


300 Publications international peer-reviewed scientific journals

540 presentations during national and international conferences

Promotor of 31 completed PhD theses

H-index (August 2018): 39



  • European Board of Veterinary Specialization (EBVS) vice-president (2013-’15), president (2015-‘17), past-president (2017-’19)
  • Eur. College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM); vice-president (2007-‘10), president (2010-’13), past-president (2013-‘16)
  • IPVS Belgian branch: president (2008-‘12 and 2012-‘16), past-president (2016-’20)
  • Editor in Chief of the scientific journal Porcine Health Management (2016-‘19)
  • Section Editor of the scientific journal Livestock Science (2012-…)
  • Chair Committee for Internationalization Fac Vet Med UGent (2016-…)
  • Director Institute for Continuing Professional Development, Fac Vet Med UGent (2012-‘16)
  • Eur. Ass. of Porcine Health Management (EAPHM) Board member (2010-’12)
  • American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) – Member since 1998
  • AASV International e-letter - Representative for Belgium since 2001
  • Flemish Society for Epidemiology and Economy – secretary since 2003-‘11; board member 2011-‘13
  • International Research Programme on Comparative Mycoplasmology (IRPCM), standing committee of the International Organization of Mycoplasmology (IOM) – Chair of porcine section (2013-‘15) –member of board (since 2014)