Aaron Lower, DVM, reminds us that the swine industry is embarking on its fifth winter of managing porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and porcine deltacoronavirus. As we enter the seasonal epidemic, it is important to review the key exclusion and management principles learned over the past five years.
Source: National Hog Farmer, November 22, 2017.
Sit down with your production and sow farm teams to review key points in this column. We have four years of experience under our belts and have learned key management strategies; however, break rate continues to be unacceptable.
INSIGHTS: With time, farm staff think that they are invincible and become complacent about key exclusion and management practices, says Lower. Use this time to prepare so we can see the industry further improve the break rate of this aggressive production disease.