Tighten up biosecurity protocols for supply and equipment entry
All types of supplies and equipment enter a hog farm, putting the operation at risk of a disease outbreak. Improved biosecurity protocols with layering help minimize the risks, reported Erin Kettelkamp, DVM, Swine Vet Center.
Filtration audits help prepare for PRRS season
Regular biosecurity checks with a close look at filtration and ventilation systems will help prevent the spread of airborne pathogens like PRRS, according to Jeff Feder, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.
Don’t forget biocontainment of disease when following biosecurity plans
The latest disease outbreaks fueled by new disease variants are good reminders that the best biosecurity plans must include strategies to keep disease contained within a barn as well as ways to prevent new disease outbreaks.
Dry fog with common disinfectants decontaminates supply rooms
Hog producers discouraged to learn foggers don’t fully disinfect a supply room should not close the door on the biosecurity method yet. New research spearheaded by Erin Kettelkamp, DVM, with Swine Vet Center, found a better solution.
Not making biosecurity improvements can cost more than making them
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.
Maintain sound on-farm biosecurity with PRRS ‘season’ approaching
As we creep closer to autumn’s weather change, crop harvest, manure pumping, etc., we also sneak closer to what has become a predictable rise in new cases of PRRSv across the country.