Salmonella control programme details



Batch system is essential, combined with excellent hygiene.

Monitor numbers bred, farrowed and weaned.


Compromised pig care

Develop an adequate hospital accommodation with no more than 10 pigs per pen.
Do not return recovered compromised pigs to batches of normal pigs or place small poor-doers with younger pigs.

Wear gloves when treating compromised pigs with diarrhoea.

Record numbers marked as compromised each day.


Biosecurity barrier

Disinfect piglet barrow, trailers, walkways, weighers etc before moving.

Use separate equipment between nursery, grower and finisher.

Clean boots and use disinfectant footbaths when moving between different stages.

Ideally use different boots and overalls between different stages.

Ensure effluent, wash water or manure seepage is well controlled and does not overflow into other areas.


Feeders and waterers

Drain and flush through drinking system in emptied houses with VirconS

Ensure all feeders are empty and clean between groups

All feeders covered and sealed


Clean and disinfect all pens

Allow washed surfaces to dry before disinfection.

Use lime-wash as a terminal disinfectant

Allow surfaces to dry at least 1 day before restocking


Rodent control

Avoid spilled feed, excess vegetation and clutter around houses as this attracts and harbours mice and rats.

Avoid bagged feed and bedding storage areas within the pig house.

Cover feeders where possible.

Bait round perimeter of site, outside houses, inside houses and around stored feed and bedding.

Remove feed and intensify baiting once buildings are emptied.


Control bird populations

Avoid spilled feed, clutter and attractive perching places.

Cover ad-lib feeders


Feed management

Grain stores should be bird, rodent and cat proof and well baited.



All transport to and from the farm is clean, with particular attention to feed and animal trucks