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Lesson 1. Good Production Practice #1 Establish and implement an efficient and effective herd health management plan. Objectives. This lesson will help you: Describe herd health management procedures that help maintain and improve the health of the herd

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Lesson 1

Good Production Practice #1

Establish and implement an efficient and effective herd health management plan


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Objectives

  • This lesson will help you:

    • Describe herd health management procedures that help maintain and improve the health of the herd

    • Name and describe appropriate biosecurity procedures, such as cleaning and disinfection of equipment, that help maintain herd health

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Herd Health Management Plan

  • Controls disease

  • Prevention vs. treatment

  • Reduces risk of drug residue

  • Reduces medication cost

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Herd Health Management Plan

  • Develop a herd health plan with your veterinarian

    • Regular animal evaluation

    • Vaccination plan

    • Parasite control

    • Biosecurity

    • Rodent/pest control

    • Cleaning and disinfecting

  • Review health status of the herd

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Herd Health Management Plan

  • Regular veterinarian herd health checks

    • Vaccination plan

    • Parasite control

  • Biosecurity

  • Rodent/pest control

  • Cleaning and disinfecting procedures

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Herd Health Checks

  • Regularly scheduled veterinarian herd health check

    • Observe animals

    • Review vaccination and treatment records

    • Discuss any health concerns

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Biosecurity

  • Keeping disease out of your herd

  • Keeping your pigs’ diseases from spreading to other pigs

Disease Prevention

Disease

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Biosecurity

  • How can diseases be transmitted from one farm to another?

    • Rodents, wildlife, birds, pets

    • Vehicles

    • Humans

    • New animals

    • Clothes and shoes

    • Air

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Biosecurity

  • Biosecurity measures taken on many commercial swine operations

    • Clean and disinfect buildings and equipment

    • Wear plastic boots, farm-supplied clothing

    • Limit foot traffic

    • Shower-in and shower-out

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Rodent/Pest Control

  • Rodent/pest control

    • Deny entrance to facilities and building

    • Remove sources of food that can attract and maintain rodent populations

    • Deny “cover” or places to live

    • Bait or trap to reduce the number of existing rodents

    • Do not use cats for rodent control

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Cleaning and disinfecting procedures

    • Remove organic matter

      • Manure, bedding, etc.

    • Thoroughly clean building and equipment

    • Disinfect

    • Allow to dry before repopulating

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Take-Home Message

  • Work with your veterinarian to develop a herd health plan

  • Develop and implement a biosecurity plan with your veterinarian

  • Implement specific biosecurity measures that you have identified

  • Respect fellow producers’

    biosecurity

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Summary

  • A herd health plan can help you to prevent diseases in your herd, keeping it healthy

  • Biosecurity should be a part of your herd health plan

Disease

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