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Swine Production Management - Biosecurity Manual

Threats to a Pig Unit

(NOTE:  They are in order of importance, but the order can change depending on many circumstances.)

  1. Other pigs
  2. Pork products (ham, salami, sausage, pizza)
  3. Knackerman (placement of dead pig disposal area)
  4. Transportation systems
  5. Locality of neighbouring pig units
  6. Presence of a major road
  7. Purchased second-hand equipment
  8. Clothing from another unit
  9. Birds, rodents, cats, dogs, flies
  10. AI and embryo transfer
  11. Feed and water
  12. Bedding and straw (note source of manure for straw)
  13. Staff owning their own pigs
  14. Staff visiting pig markets, shows, other pig units and slaughterhouses
  15. Visitors (note electricity and gas service people)
  16. New utensils
  17. Medicines - live vaccines for example
  18. NOTE:  one the most significant risks to the unit is a sick pig on the unit

 

 

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Biosecurity

Isolation

Farrowing

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Gestation

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Hospital

Transport

Slaughter

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