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Dr Juan Hernandez Garcia

Dr Juan Hernandez Garcia

Research Associate


DVM (Zaragoza, Spain 2008), Master in Pig Production (2009), MSc in Animal nutrition (2013), EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Porcine Health Management (2018).

Juan has a strong background in pig production; he has work as farmer before graduating, pig veterinarian, pig specialized consultor and researcher. As researcher, the main topics he has addressed are pig nutrition, diseases diagnostics and antimicrobial resistances characterization, especially in respiratory pathogens and Streptococcus suis. 


Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

My research interest are pig diseases (epidemiology and diagnostics) as well as holistic approaches for digestive and respiratory disease complex control interventions.


  • Pig medicine
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Oral fluids
  • Streptococcus suis type 2

Key Publications

Hernandez-Garcia J, Wang J, Restif O, Holmes MA, Mather AE, Weinert LA, Wileman TM, Thomson JR, Langford PR, Wren BW et al: Patterns of antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus suis isolates from pigs with or without streptococcal disease in England between 2009 and 2014. Veterinary Microbiology 2017, 207:117-124.

Hernandez-Garcia J, Robben N, Magnee D, Eley T, Dennis I, Kayes SM, Thomson JR, Tucker AW: The use of oral fluids to monitor key pathogens in porcine respiratory disease complex. Porcine health management 2017, 3:7.