Interesting paper from the Hannover group on bordetella bronchiseptica promoting adherence, colonization, and cytotoxicity of Streptococcus suis in a porcine precision-cut lung slice model

Bordetella (B.) bronchiseptica and Streptococcus (S.) suis are major pathogens in pigs, which are frequently isolated from co-infections in the respiratory tract and contribute to the porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC). Despite the high impact of co-infections on respiratory diseases of swine (and other hosts), very little is known about pathogen-pathogen-host interactions and the mechanisms of pathogenesis.


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Great paper on the ability of Streptococcus suis to genetically transform when cultured in active porcine and human serum.

The Wageningen University & Research group recently published ((Ferrando et al) in Pathogens about the competence of Streptococcus suis, an important zoonotic agent and porcine pathogen, for genetic transformation with plasmid or linear DNA when cultured in active porcine and human serum.


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Nice front cover page of our new COX-2 paper on results obtained within the PIGSs project

A figure in a recent paper published by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover based on work conducted in the PIGSs project was selected as cover page in Microorganisms, an open-access journal from MDPI. 


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Over 30 presentations on S. suis during the two-day online scientific PIGSs meeting on 23-25 Febr 2021.

Over 30 presentations on Streptococcus suis GWAS studies, virulence mechanisms, next generation probiotics, viral co-infections, risk factors & disease burden during the two-day online scientific PIGSs meeting on 23-25 Febr.


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Estimation of the economic cost of S. suis in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands

On January 28th 2021,  Carlos Neila (IRTA) gave a presentation on “Estimation of the economic cost of S. suis in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands”, work conducted in work package 5 of the PIGSs project. 


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Impact story: New vaccine against Streptococcus suis in the making

Wageningen University Research published this week an impact story on the PIGSs project: "New vaccine against Streptococcus suis in the making". 


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Wageningen Bioveterinary Research participates in an EU collaboration for developing vaccine adjuvants

Researchers from Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, partner in the PIGSs project, participate in a European Network of Vaccine Adjuvants (ENOVA), which brings together European experts and stakeholders working in different areas of adjuvant and vaccine research and development, including both prophylactic and therapeutic applications as well as human and veterinary vaccines.


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Impact story on the PIGSs project published by Wageningen University Research

"Preventing Streptococcus suis in pigs around the world", an impact story drafted by Wageningen University with two Principal Investigators: Prof. Jerry Wells & Dr. Astrid de Greeff


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Dr. Virginia Aragón participated in an online workshop

Dr. Virginia Aragón participated in an online workshop on the reduction on the use of antimicrobials in the animal food producing sector.


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Update on Streptococcus suis Research and Prevention in the Era of Antimicrobial Restriction: 4th International Workshop on S. suis

This review gathers together recent findings on this important pathogen from lectures performed by lead researchers from several countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Thailand, The Netherlands, UK, and USA. Finally, policies and recommendations for the manufacture, quality control, and use of inactivated autogenous vaccines are addressed to advance this important field in veterinary medicine.


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Ceva Santé Animale & IDT Biologika GmbH have reached an agreement for Ceva to acquire IDT’s veterinary biopharmaceutical portfolio and R&D activities.

With Ceva’s agreement with IDT Biologika to acquire the IDT animal health business, they will expand their global vaccine portfolio and boosting swine innovation. 


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The tonsillar microbiome of Streptococcus suis diseased piglets

The microbiome is important in shaping the host immune system as well as providing di- rect protection against pathogens by colonization resistance. Streptococcus suis is one of the most abundant bacteria in the oral cavity of pigs, but also a zoonotic pathogen of in- creasing importance.


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Mini-guts as alternative for animal tissue

Intestinal organoids or mini-guts can be used as models to evaluate transport and interactions between dietary ingredients with the gut wall. That was discovered by a multidisciplinary research team, led by Prof. Jerry Wells of Animal Science Group, Wageningen University and Research (WUR). The research team published their study on the effects of alternative protein sources on the small intestine in the Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology. 


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European Research & Innovation Days 2020

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy.


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Our Canadian partner (Prof. Marcelo Gottschalk) is conducting research aimed at creating an effective vaccine to prevent Streptococcus suis

Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are investigating a novel approach to creating a vaccine to prevent Streptococcus suis. 


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PIGSs team members gave a webinar for Dutch veterinarians

Norbert Stockhofe and Manouk Vrieling gave a webinar for Dutch veterinarians on Streptococcus suis. 


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World Microbiome Day 27 June 2020

On World Microbiome Day public engagement events are happening worldwide to celebrate the wide diversity of the microbiome and its importance in human and planetary health, as well as in our food system. 


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COVID-19 impact on IRTA analyzed

IRTA’s director Josep Usall analyzed the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in IRTA. Many projects, including PIGSs, are experiencing delays due to work restrictions and prioritization of COVID-19 activities. 


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IMAGEN programme funded by NWO-TTW: a better life for pigs and laying hens

Better life for pigs and chickens

The recently funded IMAGEN programme, coordinated by Wageningen University & Research, brings research into animal behaviour together with computer science to improve the health and welfare of pigs and laying hens and to reduce the ecological footprint of the food production.


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IRTA, a key player for the stimulus of agri-food sector after COVID-19

The main Catalan agri-food companies, together with the Vice President Pere Aragonés and the Consellera of Agriculture Teresa Jordà, participated in a telematic meeting organized by the Institute to assess the effects of the pandemic in the sector.


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