#29 - Dr. Fernando Leite: Novel monophasic salmonella - what it means to producers

swine health blackbelt Nov 22, 2022

There has lately been an increased prevalence of a new salmonella serotype in the US. This monophasic serotype is one of the most prevalent and can be a concern for producers if pigs become infected. In today's episode, I talk with Dr. Fernando Leite about his work with a vaccine for this serotype and why the effects of this bacteria can be detrimental to producers.

Meet the guest: 

In his role as Technical Manager of Swine Enteric Diseases, Dr. Fernando Leite serves as a resource for producers and veterinarians working through disease challenges. Fernando joined Boehringer Ingelheim in 2018, after obtaining his Ph.D. in veterinary infectious disease from the University of Minnesota. His research, which primarily focused on Salmonella and Lawsonia infection in swine, earned him a handful of awards including the honor of Best Student Abstract at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. Fernando is an active member of the Society for Mucosal Immunity and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV). Additionally, he serves on AASV’s Food Safety Committee.