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.
The virulent porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) variant identified as PRRS 1-4-4 continues its destructive march through hog farms, even in the heat of summer.
Two lingering cases of PED at different finishing units were frustrating Ross Kiehne, veterinarian with Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota. A possible solution was a disinfectant that could safely be fogged into barns with pigs present.