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Biosecurity was originally defined by Koblentz (2010) as "a set of preventative measures designed to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases." This has since been updated and adopted into EU Animal Health Law (2016) as "the sum of...
How a clean living environment contributes to the reduction of post-weaning diarrhea Post-Weaning Diarrhoea (PWD) affects more than half (54%) of global pig farmers at an average cost of more than $7/pig. The biggest impact on piglet performance is the...
High feed costs mean controlling rodent populations is even more critical. Livestock and poultry production facilities are almost the perfect home for rodents with unlimited food, water, and shelter. Finding an operation without at least a minor rodent infestation would...
Water is the most important nutrient for any animal. Yet, it is also the nutrient that is often overlooked the most. Most farms invest heavily in optimizing the feed for their animals together with their feed supplier. Animals need...
Posted o Many successful truck wash operations utilize an internal audit system where someone is responsible for monitoring processes as trucks and trailers move through the wash, according to Dr. Erin Kettelkamp with the Swine Vet Center. What should these...
An infectious disease in the barn is devastating for farm performance We all know that healthy animals perform better. An infectious disease in the barn often has an immediate and devastating effect on farm profitability. It’s not strange than, that...
Farmscape for November 25, 2022 Full Interview 7:58 Listen A new cull sow slaughtering facility under development in Saskatchewan is expected to reduce shipping distances and costs for western Canadian pork producers while reducing the risk of the cross-border...
After each round, the housing needs to be cleaned and disinfected to remove organic and inorganic pollution. Static pollution is what remains after neglected washing or after using a poor or low-quality detergent. For example, if during cleaning only...
INTRODUCTION Biosecurity of pigs at the farm level is the set of practical measures taken to prevent entrance of infection into a pig farm and control the spread of infection within that farm. The goal of a biosecurity program is...
The last two years of the Coronavirus pandemic offers a glimpse into the challenges pig farmers have faced for decades. While the world is struggling to cope with one virus and its variants, pig farmers routinely deal with multiple...
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