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Swine Production Management - Isolation

Effective management of the isolation is vital to ensuring the health of the pigs.  The following advice sheets may be useful:


General Set Up of Isolation

 

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Biosecurity

Isolation

Farrowing

Breeding

AI

Gestation

Nursery

Finishing

Hospital

Transport

Slaughter

Records

 

 

 
  1. Ensure health status of supply animals is as required
  2. Check the health status of the supply farm before moving animals out of isolation
  3. The isolation premises should be situated off-farm
  4. The isolation area should have its own perimeter fence with lockable entrances and loading ramp
  5. The isolation facility must have its own clothing and boots together with boot washing facilities
  6. Unit security arrangements as for the main unit must be adhered too.
  7. Incoming stock must remain in isolation for at least 6-8 weeks
  8. Place the grower/finisher and cull adult animals in adjacent pens within the isolation premises
  9. Immunize all incoming stock to a similar status as adult animals on the main unit
  10. The isolation premises must be examined after all the main unit has been examined. Re-enter main unit only after shower and change of clothing
  11. When incoming stock leave their pens to enter the main herd, pressure wash and disinfect their pens
  12. Watch animals carefully during the period of isolation for any sign of disease. Immediately inform the unit vet