Health Alarm List

 

The vet should be notified as soon as possible if any of the following signs are seen by a member of the unit staff and verified by the manager

 

This aims to reduce any time delay between an outbreak

and effective treatment

 

Any Age Group

 

The development of lameness in pens or groups of pigs

Blisters on the snout or excessive salivation in pens or groups of pigs

Sows

 

Four or more sows off their feed with an elevated temperature

Four or more sows breathing rapidly and with obvious respiratory distress

Four or more sows aborting within seven days

Suckling herd

 

A noticeable rise in pre-weaning mortality over a two week period

Growing-finishing herd

 

A noticeable rise in post-weaning mortality over a two week period

Scour spreading through any age of pigs, particularly if containing blood

A marked rise in the number and severity of pigs coughing or with laboured breathing

Three or more unexpected deaths in one day