BIOSECURITY: the path to raising pigs without antibiotics?

Bernaerdt, Elise
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Interne Geneeskunde, Voortplanting en Populatiegeneeskunde
Elise Bernaerdt was born in Eeklo (Belgium) on 7th of August in 1992. In 2016, she obtained her Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine (main subject Pigs, Poultry & Rabbit). In July 2016, she started as a pig practitioner at veterinary practices De Linde (Retie, Belgium) and De Grensstreek (Bladel, The Netherlands). In February 2018, she started as a PhD student in the unit of Veterinary Epidemiology (Department of Internal Medicine, Reproduction, and Population Medicine) under supervision of Prof. Dewulf. In June 2018, she continued her PhD in the unit of Porcine Health Management of the same department under guidance of Prof. Maes, but in a new position as assisting academic staff. Her research focused on biosecurity and antimicrobial use in Belgian pig farms. Besides her research work, she conducted herd visits for the ambulatory swine clinic. She was also involved in teaching activities for second- and third-year Master students and supervised several students in completing their Master thesis. Elise is first author and co-author of several scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.
Academische graad
Doctor in de diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. dr. Dominiek Maes - Prof. dr. Jeroen Dewulf, UGent


Dinsdag 12 december 2023, 17:00
kliniekauditorium A, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke

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