BIOMIN to Host Facebook Live Event on Solving the Antibiotic-Free Production Puzzle

ABF Days SwineImplementing antibiotic-free programs in modern swine production brings legitimate concerns for producers regarding performance, uniformity and disease incidence. Addressing these challenges requires a holistic approach that includes vaccination, nutrition, biosecurity and farm management in order to achieve profitable success.

With this in mind, BIOMIN will host Facebook Live Event on steps to achieve a successful antibiotic-free feeding program on 22 November 2017.

What: Facebook Live event on ‘Solving the Antibiotic-Free Swine Production Puzzle’ hosted by BIOMIN

When: 22 November 2017 starting at 9am CET

The online broadcast, which is free to attend, will feature a series of experts throughout the day who will explore the various factors needed to help you achieve success with an antibiotic-free feeding program.


  • Follow the link to the live Opens external link in new windowFacebook event and click the “interested” button to mark your participation.
  • On Thursday, 22 November open your Facebook account to join the broadcast.


09:00 BIOMIN Company Introduction - Hannes Binder, BIOMIN

09:30 Beyond The Triangle of Animal Health in Pig Production: The Biosecurity Option - Mark Beghian, Unitec

11:00 Farm Management - Ferdinand Entenfellner, Veterinarian

13:30 Vaccination Strategy - Paolo Martelli, University of Parma

14:30 Feeding Strategies to Reduce In-Feed Antibiotics in Piglets - Francesc Molist, Schothorst

16:00 BIOMIN Solutions: A Full Toolbox to Reduce the Use of Antibiotics - BIOMIN Experts


Speaker highlights

Mark BeghianMark Beghian
Mark trapped into the vision of a world of “biosecure” livestock production that lead him to consolidate his professional skills in product research and development by establishing his proprietary company Unitec, a marketing and sales venture. This effort was honored with the title of “Hall of Biocompliance” to champion in Italy the commercial interests of “blue chip” multinational Principals operating in the worldwide biosecurity market. Mark built his reputation in the animal health industry as an opinion leader in biosecurity, emergency disease control and as a proponent of sustainable development in agriculture. Mark was awarded a cum laude university degree in Agricultural Sciences at the Catholic University of Piacenza and thereafter a master in Finance & Business Administration from the London Business School.

Ferdinand EntenfellnerFerdinand Entenfellner
Ferdinand Entenfellner is a practicing veterinarian and swine expert based in Austria. His veterinary practice, founded in 1984, currently employs 10 veterinarians serving nearly 300 farms. He acts as consulting vet to the Austrian health ministry and several international companies. He continues to serve as lector at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna for swine and cattle medicine since 2007.
Since 2005 Ferdinand has served as lecturer on the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Since 2004 he has served as an instructor at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, as a Member of the Working Group for Swine Medicine of the Austrian Organisation for Health Management, and as Chief Vet of the Boar AI – Station of Lower Austria. From 1986 to 1988 he served as chief veterinarian at the Laboratory Institute Vienna. Ferdinand earned his degree at University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna in 1984 and became a specialized swine veterinarian in 2007.

Paolo MartelliPaolo Martelli
Since 2002 Paolo Martelli (DVM) is a full professor of internal medicine (Veterinary Clinical Medicine) at the University of Parma’s Department of Veterinary Sciences. Paolo Martelli served as department head for 8 years and vice rector of the University of Parma for three years. He is a founding father (2004) and diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM), for which he currently serves as president (2016-2019). He is in charge of the teaching of physical examination and internal medicine at the large animals clinic. The research activity focuses on porcine health management. In 1984 Paolo earned his degree in veterinary medicine with honors from the University of Parma.


Francesc MolistFrancesc Molist
Francesc Molist, veterinarian and nutritionist, joined Schothorst Feed Research as a researcher and consultant in 2011. Since 2017 he leads the research group as Research and Development Manager. Schothorst Feed Research provides consulting services animal nutrition in more than 22 countries, representing a total of 9% of the world production of feed.
During his Masters and Doctorate in Animal Science at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, he collaborated with several major research groups in swine nutrition from across the world. Francesc is the author of numerous scientific publications as well as articles in scientific journals and conferences.


Join our Facebook Live Event
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  • Follow the link to the live Opens external link in new windowFacebook event and click the “interested” button to mark your participation.
  • On Thursday, 22 November open your Facebook account to join the broadcast.