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2nd Spanish Davis-Thompson Foundation Meeting – Ruminant & Pig Pathology

March 30, 2023 @ 8:00 am March 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Come and join us at the University of Lleida, Spain for this two-day workshop run by world-class speakers Prof Paco Uzal (University of California, Davis) and Dr Joaquin Seagles (Autonomous University of Barcelona, UAB). The course is aimed at clinical veterinarians, pathologists, trainees and students or anyone with an interest in ruminant and porcine diseases and pathology. There will also be a practical session on the second day where participants will be able to put the theory into practice under the guidance of our experts. Numbers for the practical necropsy session are limited to 30 and will be on a first-come first-served basis. To register for the necropsy please email Dr Gustavo Ramirez ( NB the workshop will be in English.

Thursday 30th March 2023

08.15-08.45 Registration

08.45-09.00 Welcome and Introductions 09.00-09.50 Introduction to alimentary system pathology (multiple species) Prof Francisco Uzal, UC Davis 10.00-10.50 Alimentary diseases of cattle Prof Francisco Uzal, UC Davis

10.50-11.30 Coffee 11.30-12.20 Neonatal diarrhoeas of cattle Prof Francisco Uzal, UC Davis

12.30-13.15 Alimentary diseases of small ruminants Prof Francisco Uzal, UC Davis

13.15-14.15 Lunch

14.30-15.15 Enteric clostridial diseases of ruminants Prof Francisco Uzal, UC Davis

15.15-16.00 Coffee 16.00-17.00 Participant Case Presentations (see below)

Friday 31st March 2023

09.00-09.50 Introduction to Swine Production/Pig necropsy concepts for the pathologist Dr Joaquim Segalés, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

10.00-10.50 Pig pathology – clinical cases Dr Joaquim Segalés, UAB

10.50-11.30 Coffee 11.30-12.20 Pig pathology – clinical cases Dr Joaquim Segalés, UAB 12.30-13.15 Pig pathology – clinical cases Dr Joaquim Segalés, UAB 13.15-14.15 Lunch 14.30-17.00 Necropsy practical Prof Francisco Uzal, UC DavisDr Joaquim Segalés, UABDr Gustavo Ramirez, UdL

17.00 End

*Submission of cases of ruminant or porcine disease for discussion is encouraged and this can be done by submitting a short (no more than one page) history to before the 10th March 2023. The best cases will be selected by the organisers for presentation and discussion (max 15mins per case) during the workshop.

The registration covers the workshop (incl course notes), lunch and coffee breaks on both days. Places are limited so please register early.

To pay by bank transfer, please contact the course organisers (Prof Simon Priestnall, or Dr Alejandro Suárez-Bonnet, 

For enquiries regarding local accommodation or travel please contact Dr Gustavo Ramirez (

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€140 – €250