Clinic for Swine and Poultry


The clinic for poultry and swine relies on INP-ENVT specialized lecturers and laboratories in order to fulfill its 3 goals:

Academics and staff

  • Pr Guy-Pierre MARTINEAU, Professor, swine production and pathology.ECPHM Diplomate.
  • Pr Jean-Luc GUERIN, Professor, Poultry production and medicine. ECPVS Diplomate.
  • Dr Mathilde PAUL, Lecturer, epidemiology, poultry and swine herd health management.     
  • Dr Agnès WARET-SZKUTA, Assistant Lecturer, swine production and pathology.
  • Dr Mattias DELPONT,  resident European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (ECPVS)
  • Luc ROBERTET, poultry pathology clinical assistant
  • DVM thesis veterinary students: Vincent BLONDEL, Salomé BRUYANT, Victor COELHO, Marc-Antoine DUCROCQ, Hugues DURET, Luc ROBERTET (ENVA).

The Clinic: cornerstone of the student's training


The main objective of the clinic is to educate veterinary students, to prepare them to solve a population centered problem. Student’s training is based on the investigation of real cases, in a professional framework and with a specialized coaching including experience in epidemiology. Thus, we propose to swine and poultry production professionals an outdoor clinical investigation service, that constitutes a support for our pedagogical aim. These visits are organized under the following scheme:

  • Visit request, via the veterinarian or the group in charge of the livestock premise to be visited
  • Visit preparation, a day or 2 before its realization
  • Visit by the students (2 to 6 depending on the case to be investigated) under the close supervision of the dedicated lecturer/assistant.
  • Report and face to face restitution to the supervisor, along with complementary laboratory results if needed.
Clinique aviaire et porcine

Visit of a poultry farm in Pays de la Loire, France

Pedagogic handout : sample collection and post-mortem investigation techniques in avian pathology

Post-mortem examination is a crucial step for establishing a diagnosis in poultry pathology. The knowledge of the corresponding technical procedure, the normal topography of organs but also the main lesions encountered in routine practices are together decisive for a correct interpretation of the overall necropsy picture. You'll find pedagogical handouts developped in the Avicampus Website:

Slides for upload (in French):

Videos available online (on Youtube):

Visit our website: www.avicampus.fr 

Scientific and technical support for professionals


The team answers to requests for document support, expertise or diagnostic orientation. New communication tools (visioconference, skype) are used to work efficiently even distantly and this up to the international scale.

For deontological reasons the investigations are conducted along with the respective health veterinarian officers. From a geographical point of view, investigations are routinely conducted in flocks/herds situated in the Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine regions.

Investigations of referral cases take place regularly at the national scale in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions but also in the Rhône-Alpes region and in the large high livestock density area of north of Spain (Catalonia and Aragon).

Clinical research


Applied research programs related to poultry production are related to the ‘host-virus interaction and vaccinology’ group of the UMR INRA IHAP 1225. These projects focus among other species on waterfowl, for which people at INP-ENVT are recognized as experts, and combine training, extension and research.

This research activity is developed in partnership with the other graduate schools or university and research teams from Toulouse, part of the Toulouse Agri-Campus poultry and rabbit group (www.avicampus.fr). The partnership includes the Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine Regions but is enlarged at the national and international scale to encompass the high density area of waterfowl production of Central Europe and South-East Asia. The Interprofessional Committee of Foie Gras (CIFOG) is a close partner for these actions.

The clinic also offers an innovative point of view on important entities for the swine production as shown by the paper soon published related to Post-Partum Dysgalactia Syndrome (PDS).

International collaborations and training:

Our team is involved in several international training programs, expertise and collaborations on poultry/swine production and health management, including epidemiology.

A selection of papers related to clinical research:

  • Etienne Liais, Guillaume Croville, Jérôme Mariette, Maxence Delverdier,Marie-Noelle Lucas, Christophe Klopp, Jérôme Lluch, Cécile Donnadieu, James S. Guy, Léni Corrand, Mariette F. Ducatez and Jean-Luc Guérin. 2014. Novel avian coronavirus and fulminating disease in Guinea fowl, France. Emerging Infectious diseases,Jan;20(1) .
  • Olivier Jean Leon, Leni Corrand, Tran Gnoc Bich, Odile Le Minor, Mylène Lemaire, and Jean-Luc Guerin. 2013. Goose haemorrhagic polyomavirus(GHPV) detection in geese using a real-time PCR assay. Avian Diseases. Dec;57(4):797-9.
  • Wafa Tambari, Mathilde Paul, Jihene Bettaieb, Imen Larbi, Jihene Nsiri, Imen Elbehi, Latifa Grilbaa, Abdeljelil Ghram. 2013. Risk factors and characterisitcs of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus isolated from commercial poultry in Tunisia. PlosOne. e10.1371.
  • Léni Corrand, Maxence Delverdier, Marie-Noëlle Lucas, Guillaume Croville, Charles Facon, Dominique Balloy, Mariette Ducatez and Jean-Luc Guérin2012. Low pathogenic avian influenza H6N1 outbreak in turkey flock in France: a comprehensive case report. Avian Pathol. Dec, 41(6): 569-77.
  • Guy-Pierre Martineau, Yannig Le Treut, David Guillou, Agnès Waret-Szkuta. 2012. Postpartum dysgalactia syndrome: a simple change in homeorhesis? JSHAP. Ahead of print.
  • Croville G, Soubies SM, Barbieri J, Klopp C, Mariette J, Bouchez O, Camus-Bouclainville C, Guerin J-L. 2012. Field Monitoring of Avian Influenza Viruses: Whole Genome Sequencing and Tracking of Neuraminidase Evolution Using 454 Pyrosequencing. J Clin Microbiol. Sept, 50(9): 2881-87.
  • Corrand L, MN Lucas MN, Douet JY, Etienne CL, Albaric O, Cadec A,Guerin JL. 2012. A case of unilateral periorbital cellulitis and mandibular osteomyelitis in a turkey flock. Avian Diseases. June, 56(2): 427-431.
  • Marguerie J, Leon O, Albaric O, Guy JS, Guerin JL. 2011. Birnavirus-associated proventriculitis in French broiler chickens. Vet Record. 169:394-396.
  • Corrand L, Gelfi J, Albaric O, Etievant M, Pingret JL and Guérin JL. 2011. Pathological and epidemiological significance of Goose haemorrhagic polyomavirus (GHPV) infection in ducks. Avian Pathol. Aug;40(4):355-60.
  • Pingret, JL., C. Boucraut-Baralon, JL. Guérin. 2008. Goose haemorrhagic polyomavirus (GHPV) infection in ducks. Vet Record. 2;162: 5.


  • Administrative assistant (Nathalie PRONO): Tel : 05 61 19 39 21 / Fax: 05 61 19 39 24
  • Swine production: Prof. Guy-Pierre MARTINEAU: direct phone number: +33 (0) 5 61 19 32 71
  • Poultry and Rabbit production: Prof. Jean-Luc GUERIN: direct phone number: +33 (0)5 61 19 32 58 / mobile: +33 608 363 147