What’s the future for the use of antimicrobials in swine production? How industry and consumers will behave?
Dr. Ricardo Bruce Segundo Cochran graduated in 1985 from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Technology. In 1989, he received a Master of Science Pig Production degree from the Universidad de Aberdeen in Scotland. He was an independent Pig Production Advisor to more than a dozen outdoor pig producers in Uruguay from 1985 to 1988. He has won the 1987 Canning Award of the year, delivered by the British Embassy of Uruguay, for the highest qualifications as a Scholarship winner.
Segundo Cochran was an Assistant professor to the Pig Production Department of the Veterinary Faculty from 1984 to 1996. He has also been the Production Designer & Manager of a 2000 sow, three-site farm in Uruguay from 1992-2002. This farm had the largest computerized automatic liquid feeding system in South America. From 2002 to 2008 he provided swine technical service for Latin America for Hipra Laboratories. In 2008, he entered the OPP (Optimal Pork Production) consultant group based in Spain, working in R&D and supporting clients locally and internationally.