Thompson’s tip: Transport hygiene vital
While outside hauliers are partly beyond a pig unit’s control there should be at least a visual check that these have arrived clean before starting to load. Biosecurity is also vulnerable when the unit’s own transport is used to move pigs to grow-out sites if vehicles are not properly cleaned and disinfected before returning to breeding unit.
The importance of using a detergent in the washing process is well documented and for units using this method of moving pigs a designated washing site as well away from the breeding unit as possible is recommended.
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