Assessing Trailer Cleanliness

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Proper washing and disinfection of swine transport trailers is an important step in maintaining biosecurity. Research projects have shown visual inspection of trailers is not a reliable assessment. While traditional microbiological culture method can be used, they involve the use of plated media which need to be incubated and analyzed to obtain the level of contamination on the sampled surfaces. This approach can cause significant down-time for trailer operations and delays implementation of corrective actions while waiting for test results.

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