Hand Washing Instructions

Before and After handling the Pigs



       Ensure your finger nails are short


       Turn on the tap and allow the flow of warm water


       Rub your hands vigorously together for at least 15 to 20 seconds under the water


       Apply soap


       Scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails


       Rinse well


       Dry your hands with a disposable towel


       Use a towel to turn off the tap


Why is it vital to wash your hands?


To reduce the risk of spread of pathogens between farms


To protect yourself from zoonotic pathogens


In pigs this is primarily to reduce infection from Streptococcus suis and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae