Biosecurity of Pigs and Farm Security

Published 2011
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Biosecurity of pigs at the farm level is the set of practical measures taken to prevent entrance of infection into a pig farm and control the spread of infection within
that farm. The goal of a biosecurity program is to keep
out pathogens that the herd has not been exposed to and
to minimize the impact of endemic pathogens. Pig farm
security can be defined as the planning and implementation
of a program to minimize various types of risk that
can have detrimental effects on the farmstead and pigs.
Biosecurity and security procedures are intertwined to
enhance the health and productivity of pigs. Numerous
factors are involved in the development and maintenance
of a cost-effective program for biosecurity.

Publication Details


Donald G Levis


Animal Agriculture


Publication Date October 11, 2011
Last Revision Date October 11, 2011
Language English

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Series Extension Circular