A complete and total update in Swine Production and Health with the most complete and effective training program on the online educational market"


The profitability of livestock production requires high sanitary standards. Advances in swine production have always evolved in parallel with improvements in animal health. 
In spite of the important results achieved in disease control and prevention, there are still sanitary problems in the swine production sector that require a therapeutic solution. The industry continues to be threatened by new or re-emerging diseases, which is why the use of antibacterial treatments is still a necessary tool in pig farming.

However, disease control must be carried out in an integrated manner, on several fronts, such as hygienic measures for cleaning and disinfection, vector control, stress-free animal management, personnel hygiene, visitor control, animal quarantine, isolation and protection of buildings, sanitary vacuum, etc.

The curriculum provides a solid and up-to-date training in Swine Production and Health, successfully addressing the work of veterinary specialists in companies and industries engaged in swine production.

In order to do a good job in the field, the professional must have a solid theoretical knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology and therapeutics, which they already possess through their higher academic training. 

The Postgraduate Diploma develops the anatomy and physiology of the species of interest, focusing on the characteristics of each species from a pathophysiological point of view, directly related to animal health.

After completing this training, the veterinary professional will have developed a specialized, broad and interrelated vision of the anatomy and physiology of the animal species under study and will be able to understand in a simple and global way the processes that can affect these individuals.

Join the elite, with this highly effective educational training and open new paths to help you advance in your professional progress"

This Postgraduate Diploma in Swine Production and Health contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include: 

  • The latest technology in online teaching software
  • Highly visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents that are easy to assimilate and understand
  • Practical cases presented by practising experts
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by telepractice
  • Continuous updating and recycling systems
  • Autonomous learning: full compatibility with other occupations
  • Practical exercises for self-evaluation and learning verification
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work
  • Content available from any fixed or portable device with internet connection
  • Supplementary documentation databases are permanently available, even after the Postgraduate Diploma

A complete training program that will allow you to acquire the most advanced knowledge in all the areas of intervention of a specialized veterinarian"

Our teaching staff is made up of professionals from different fields related to this specialty. In this way, we ensure that we provide you with the educational update we are aiming for. A multidisciplinary team of professionals trained and experienced in different environments, who will develop the theoretical knowledge in an efficient way, but above all, they will bring their practical knowledge from their own experience to the Postgraduate Diploma: one of the differential qualities of this training.

This mastery of the subject matter is complemented by the effectiveness of the methodological design. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-learning experts, it integrates the latest advances in educational technology. This way, you will be able to study with a range of comfortable and versatile multimedia tools that will give you the operability you need in your training. 

The design of this program is based on Problem Based Learning: a plan which views learning as an eminently practical process. To achieve it through distance learning we use telepractice. With the help of an innovative interactive video system and “learning from an expert”, you will be able to acquire the knowledge as if you were facing the scenario you are learning at that moment. A concept that will allow you to integrate and consolidate the learning in a more realistic and permanent way.

With the experience of working professionals and the analysis of real success stories, in a high-impact training approach"


With a methodological design based on proven teaching techniques, this innovative Postgraduate Diploma will take you through different teaching approaches to allow you to learn in a dynamic and effective way"


The contents have been developed by different experts, with a clear purpose: to ensure that our students acquire each and every one of the skills necessary to become true experts in this subject. 

A complete and well-structured program that will take you to the highest standards of quality and success.


A comprehensive teaching program, structured in well-developed teaching units, oriented towards learning that is compatible with your personal and professional life"

Module 1. Animal Anatomy and Physiology 

1.1. Anatomy of Ruminants

1.1.1. Locomotor System
1.1.2. Digestive System
1.1.3. Cardiovascular System
1.1.4. Respiratory System
1.1.5. Urinary System
1.1.6. Reproductive System
1.1.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs

1.2. Equine Anatomy

1.2.1. Locomotor System
1.2.2. Digestive System
1.2.3. Cardiovascular System
1.2.4. Respiratory System
1.2.5. Urinary System
1.2.6. Reproductive System
1.2.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs

1.3. Swine Anatomy

1.3.1. Locomotor System
1.3.2. Digestive System
1.3.3. Cardiovascular System
1.3.4. Respiratory System
1.3.5. Urinary System
1.3.6. Reproductive System
1.3.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs

1.4. Anatomy of Dogs and Cats

1.4.1. Locomotor System
1.4.2. Digestive System
1.4.3. Cardiovascular System
1.4.4. Respiratory System
1.4.5. Urinary System
1.4.6. Reproductive System
1.4.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs

1.5. Anatomy of Birds

1.5.1. Locomotor System
1.5.2. Digestive System
1.5.3. Cardiovascular System
1.5.4. Respiratory System
1.5.5. Urinary System
1.5.6. Reproductive System
1.5.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs

1.6. Neurophysiology

1.6.1. Introduction
1.6.2. The Neuron and The Synapse
1.6.3. Lower Motor Neuron, Upper Motor Neuron, and its Alterations
1.6.4. Autonomic Nervous System
1.6.5. Cerebrospinal Fluid and Blood-Brain Barrier

1.7. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

1.7.1. Introduction
1.7.2. Electrical Activity of the Heart 
1.7.3. Pulmonary and Systemic Circulation 
1.7.4. Neuronal and Hormonal Control of Blood Volume and Blood Pressure
1.7.5. Respiratory Function: Pulmonary Ventilation 
1.7.6. Gas Exchange 

1.8. Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Endocrinology 

1.8.1. Regulation of Gastrointestinal Functions 
1.8.2. Secretions of the Digestive Tract 
1.8.3. Non-fermentative Processes 
1.8.4. Fermentation Processes 
1.8.5. Endocrine System 

1.9. Renal Physiology

1.9.1. Glomerular Filtration
1.9.2. Water Balance 
1.9.3. Acid-base Balance

1.10. Reproduction Physiology 

1.10.1. Reproductive Cycles 
1.10.2. Gestation and Labor
1.10.3. Male Reproductive Physiology 

Module 2. Animal Nutrition and Feed 

2.1. Introduction to Animal Nutrition and Feed 

2.1.1. Grazing
2.1.2. Silages
2.1.3. Feedstuffs
2.1.4. Agro-industrial By-products
2.1.5. Supplements
2.1.6. Biotechnological Products

2.2. Food Analysis and Composition 

2.2.1. Water and Dry Matter
2.2.2. Proximate Determination of Foods
2.2.3. Protein and Non-protein Nitrogen Analysis
2.2.4. Fiber Determination
2.2.5. Mineral Analysis

2.3. Nutritional Value of Animal Feeds

2.3.1. Digestibility
2.3.2. Crude and Digestible Protein
2.3.3. Energy Content

2.4. Nutrition and Digestion in Monogastric Animals 

2.4.1. Digestive Processes in Swine
2.4.2. Digestive Processes in Poultry
2.4.3. Digestive Processes in Dogs and Cats
2.4.4. Prececal Digestion in Horses
2.4.6. Absorption and Detoxification 

2.5. Nutrition and Digestion in Ruminants and other Herbivores

2.5.1. Dynamics of Digestion in Ruminants
2.5.2. Control and Modification of Rumen Fermentation
2.5.3. Alternative Digestion Sites 
2.5.4. Digestion and Environment

2.6. Absorption and Metabolism  

2.6.1. Metabolism of the Main Components of Food
2.6.2. Metabolism Control

2.7. Animal Feeding 

2.7.1. Nutritional Requirements of Maintenance
2.7.2. Nutritional Requirements during Growth
2.7.3. Nutritional Requirements during Reproduction
2.7.4. Lactation
2.7.5. Voluntary Feed Intake

2.8. Good Animal Feeding Practices

2.8.1. Water:
2.8.2. Good Grazing Practices
2.8.3. Stall Feeding
2.8.4. Fattening and Intensive Feeding

2.9. Animal Feed Quality Control and Assurance

2.9.1. Transport, Reception, and Storage Control
2.9.2. Food Preparation and Administration Control
2.9.3. Sanitation and Pest Control
2.9.4. Traceability and Lot Recovery
2.9.5. Food Analysis
2.9.6. Personnel Training
2.9.7. Record Keeping and Documentation System

2.10. Food Safety 

2.10.1. The concept of Food Hazards
2.10.2. Types of Food Hazards
2.10.3. Hazard Control Measures in Animal Feed
2.10.4. The concept of Risk in Food
2.10.5  Risk Assessment Applied to Food Safety
2.10.6  Good Agricultural Practices and Animal Food Safety 
2.10.7. Food Safety Assurance Management

Module 3. Swine Production and Health 

3.1. Installations in Swine Farms 

3.1.1. External Biosafety Common on all Farms 
3.1.2. Breeder Farm
3.1.3. Weaning Farm
3.1.4. Fattening Farm

3.2. Management in Swine Production 

3.2.1. Management Related to Breeders
3.2.2. Management Related to Weaned Piglets
3.2.3. Management Related to Fattening Pigs

3.3. Main Infectious Diseases (I) 

3.3.1. Diseases producing Systemic Symptomatology African Swine Fever (ASF) Diseases associated with Porcine CircovirusType 2 Post-weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) Proliferative Necrotizing Pneumonia (PNP) or Lung Disease Enteritis or Enteric Disease Dermatitis and Nephropathyporcine Syndrome (PDNS) Red Disease Sudden Death due to Clostridium Novyi Types A and B

3.4. Main Infectious Diseases (II) 

3.4.1. Porcine Respiratory Complex 
3.4.2. Pneumonia in Swine Zootics (PNE) 
3.4.3. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)
3.4.4. Glassër's Disease 
3.4.5. Porcine Pleuropneumonia (PP) 
3.4.6. Swine Influenza or Swine Flu 
3.4.7. Pasteurellosis Pneumonic Processes Porcine Atrophic Rhinitis (AR) 

3.5. Main Infectious Diseases (III) Digestive Pathologies  

3.5.1. Hemorrhagic Dysentery Etiology Patogenesis Diagnosis Treatment Practical Aspects

3.5.2. Proliferative Ileitis Etiology Pathogenesis Diagnosis Treatment Practical Aspects

3.5.3. Colibacillosis Etiology Pathogenesis Diagnosis Treatment Practical Aspects 

3.5.4. Clostridiosis Etiology Pathogenesis Diagnosis Treatment Practical Aspects

3.5.5. Salmonellosis Etiology Pathogenesis Diagnosis Treatment Practical Aspects

3.6. Frequent Causes of Reproductive Failure in Sows  

3.6.1. Causes of Infectious Origin Bacteria Leptospira Interrogans Brucella Suis Chlamydias Dirty Sow Syndrome (SCS) Virus Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Porcine Parvovirus (PPV) Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV 2) Aujeszky's Disease Virus (ADV) 

3.6.2. Causes of Non-infectious Origin Associated with: Breeder Management Replenishment Estrus Detection Seminal Quality Environments and Facilities Food 

3.7. Main Parasitic Diseases 

3.7.1. Internal Parasites Digestive Parasites Roundworms: Ascarissuum Whipworms: Trichurissuis Red Stomach Worms: Hyostrongylusrubidus Nodular Worms: Oesophagostomumdendatum Thread worms: Strongyloidesransomi Pulmonary Parasites Lung Worms: Metastrongylusapri 

3.7.2. External Parasites Scabies Lice 

3.7.3. Other Parasitic Diseases Trichinellosis: Trichinellaspiralis 

3.8. Sanitary Actions (I) 

3.8.1. Diagnosis of Sanitary Problems in Farms
3.8.2. Regulated Necropsy and Interpretation of Lesions
3.8.3. Sampling and Sending to Diagnostic Laboratory
3.8.4. Interpretation of Laboratory Results

3.9. Sanitary Actions (II) 

3.9.1. Disease Control Strategies 
3.9.2. Vaccination Plans  
3.9.3. Antibiotic Treatments
3.9.4. Alternative Treatment 

3.10. Food Safety and Environmental Management 

3.10.1. Food Safety and Feed Hygiene Regulation (EC) 183/2005 Quality Plan Cleaning and Disinfection Plan 

3.10.2. Waste Management Slurry Management Plan On-Farm Gas Production