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Introduction Skip to Introduction It is economically and technically infeasible for producers to exclude all pathogens from their herds. Instead producers aim for minimal disease status; expending resources to exclude specific pathogens and control the ones they already have. Maintaining a...
Keeping your livestock safe from microbes, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, is the biosecurity goal that all farms should have. Wearing clean, sanitized footwear helps meet this goal as foot traffic moves microbes to and around the farm. Help...
Abstract Background Influenza A virus (IAV) is an important respiratory pathogen of pigs that affects pig health, well-being and productivity, has zoonotic potential, and has significant economic impact for producers. The ultimate goal is to maintain herds free from IAV. Due...
By Rob Hannam, CEO Production limiting and highly infectious diseases continue to be a threat to the swine industry. In the US, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) is of particular concern, and cases often rise in the spring. According to...
Biosecurity ranks high on the list of concerns for swine veterinarians who want hog units tightened up to reduce disease. But the cost of new improvements can be overwhelming, according to Jordan Graham, DVM, MS, Swine Vet Center in...
Introduction What is biosecurity? Biosecurity can be subdivided into 3 parts: 1) bio-exclusion involves keeping pathogens out of a herd, 2) bio-management involves managing pathogens already in a herd to minimize the negative consequences, and 3) bio-containment involves preventing pathogens...
Farmscape for November 15, 2023 Full Interview 11:17 Listen An Edmonton based veterinary consultant suggests, by improving the design of the loadout, pork producers can improve the biosecurity of their farms and reduce the risk of disease transmission. "Practical...
Farmscape for December 14, 2021 Full Interview 13:40 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says an increase in PRRS infections in breeding herds illustrates the importance of biosecurity. The Swine Health Information Center's December Domestic Swine...
The health status of swineherds has significant implications on animal welfare and production efficiency, including growth rate, feed conversion, and profitability. Therefore, swine producers and veterinarians work daily to improve and maintain the health of their herd through critical...
By Lorraine Stevenson-Hall, Biosecurity & Stakeholder Relations Lead Biosecurity is one of the most powerful tools for disease prevention and preparedness. There are so many factors impacting biosecurity that effective and consistent implementation can be challenging. Digitizing biosecurity facilitates monitoring...
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