On-Farm Disease Prevention

National Swine Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard
Good biosecurity practices have proven to deter PEDv. Special focus should be given to washing and disinfecting transport vehicles and equipment, biosecure deadstock removal, and biosecure manure handling practices.

Effective Disinfectants, pH and Temperatures against PEDv
PEDv is stable between pH 5.0-9.0 and up to 60°C. Certain disinfectants – such as Virkon S and Synergize – have been proven effective against the virus if adequate contact/contact time is allowed. PEDv is most susceptible to hot, dry conditions; allowing surfaces to fully dry will help kill the virus.

Cold Weather Disinfection Protocols: Virkon S

Cold Weather Disinfection Protocols: Synergize
At temperatures below freezing, propylene glycol (PG) must be added to disinfectants to delay them from freezing and allow adequate contact time to kill PEDv. As much as 40% PG (by volume) must be used in the disinfectant solution to allow adequate contact time below -20°C.

Establish a Line of Separation (LOS) – National Pork Board (US)
The Line of Separation (LOS) is the line between an area considered to be “clean” (e.g. your barn) and an area considered to be “dirty” (e.g. a livestock trailer). Make sure no one and nothing passes from the dirty side to the clean side without the proper sanitary precautions.

Create a Clean Crossing – National Pork Board (US)
If you must cross the LOS, wear designated clothing and footwear for that specific task, or wear disposable protective gear, such as booties, gloves and coveralls.

Danish Entry System – South West Ontario Veterinary Services
Danish entry systems are used to separate dirty areas from clean areas. Dirty clothes and footwear must remain in the dirty area. Clean clothes and footwear are always worn in the clean area. Entry and exit procedures, which may include showering, help keep the clean area clean.

Site Entry Protocols for Service Providers – Manitoba Pork
Service providers that move from farm to farm provide a legitimate risk of spreading disease if they do not follow adequate protocols for visiting sites. They should always contact the farm manager ahead of their visit and follow the farm’s entry protocols.

Biosecure Deadstock Removal – National Pork Board (US)
Locate deadstock bins away from the barns, preferably near a public access road. Make sure farm vehicles/workers do not need to cross the same path as deadstock haulers. Always wear designated clothing and footwear when disposing of deadstock.

Feed Delivery Protocols for Disease Control – Ontario Pork
Feed delivery personnel should not enter the barn and should only access the area around the feed bins. Feed trucks should be fully washed and disinfected at least once weekly and immediately following a visit to a high-risk site.

Managing a PED Affected Farm – Manitoba Pork
If you suspect your herd has contracted PEDv or SDCv, immediately contact your herd veterinarian, halt all pig movements on /off your site, and delay all farm visits from service providers. Communication is critical in preventing the spread of virus to other pig sites.

Sharing of Information Waiver – Manitoba Pork
Communication in a disease outbreak can drastically limit the spread of the disease to other farms and can also help affected producers get the support they need. Signing this waiver and providing it to your herd veterinarian will allow him or her to share your site status with other veterinarians and Manitoba Pork.

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In this issue of Chop Talk:   AGM 2017: It’s a wrap! Annual Banquet 2017: An evening to remember; Nutrient ban lifted; KAP’s carbon policy; Careers. Read Online: Chop Talk – Issue #7-2017 – April 13, 2017       …

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Manitoba Pork helps Siloam Mission ‘Make Room’

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 (Winnipeg MB) – On April 5, Manitoba pork producers and industry partners gathered for the 2017 Manitoba Pork Annual General Meeting and Banquet. The highlight of the event came when Chair George Matheson presented a cheque for …

2017 Annual General Meeting & Banquet

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Manitoba Pork’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 5 at The Fairmont Winnipeg. The meeting drew a large audience to hear presentations on what Manitoba Pork accomplished in 2016 and what we have planned for 2017, plus updates from …

Swine Cost of Production Model for Manitoba

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets to provide some insight into the economics of the industry. Click here to access information on: …

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