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Prof Dominiek Maes, Ghent University, Belgium
Prof Joaquim Segalés, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal, Spain

Aims and Scope

Porcine Health Management is an open access peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish relevant, novel and revised information regarding all aspects of swine health medicine and production. The journal provides a venue for global research on swine health and production, including infectious and non-infectious diseases, reproduction, epidemiology, management, economics, genetics, housing, nutrition, animal welfare and ethics, legislation, food safety, drugs and surgery.

100th Article Milestone

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the 100th Porcine Health Management article, Detection of Cystoisospora suis in faeces of suckling piglets - when and how? A comparison of methods by Prof Joachim et al. 

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Dominiek Maes

Dominiek Maes, DVM, MSc, PhD

Dominiek Maes is a Professor of Swine Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University, and past-President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialization (EBVS). During his career he has served as President of the European College of Porcine Health Management and President of the Belgian branch of the International Pig Veterinary Society.

His research interests include swine herd health and epidemiology, infectious diseases, reproduction, veterinary public health and animal production. 

Joaquim Segales

Joaquim Segalés, DVM, PhD

Joaquim (Quim) Segalés is an Associate Professor at the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in Spain, teaching animal pathology and swine clinics to veterinary students. He is also a researcher of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA), a research center belonging to IRTA (Research Institute for Technology, Food and Agriculture); he was the director of CReSA between 2012 and 2017. He is a founding diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management and served as president of the College during the period 2013-16.

Quim has spent his research career on pathogenesis, immunity, control and other aspects of several diseases of swine, including PRRSV, PCV2, Aujeszky’s disease virus, Torque teno viruses, Hepatitis E virus, H. parasuis and M. hyopneumoniae.


Affiliated with

  • The European College of Porcine Health Management is a non-profit organisation to advance health-orientated porcine production management in the herd context in Europe, and increase the competency of those who practice in this field.

  • The European Association of Porcine Health Management is a unique institution representing pig veterinarians in Europe, providing the latest news to pig practioners, and fostering standardised continuous professional development for pig veterinarians in the EU.

2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    44.6 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    44.0 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    143.9 days from submission to acceptance
    16.8 days from acceptance to publication

    59 Altmetric mentions