Management plays a large role in how disease is expressed in a swine herd and it can limit the transmission of disease within the farm as well as between farms. Biosecurity is a mindset that farm managers maintain in order to prevent the introduction of new pathogens into a herd and to limit the spread of already established pathogens within a herd. Since each farm is different, there is no “one size fits all” biosecurity plan. However, several science-based best practices have been identified, such as controlled introduction of new stock onto a site, cleaning and disinfection of transport vehicles, all in all out production and the control of vectors, such as rodents.
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- Swine Exhibition Biosecurity
- By-Product Feed Ingredients for Use in Swine Diets
- On-Farm Quarantine Procedures