While the use of air filtration systems on sow farms has been proven to reduce the incidence of airborne illness such as PRRS, there are still many swine operations that operate without it.
While the design of physical structures vary, most if not all operations can reduce overall cost per pig if the correct filtration system is used in conjunction with current biosecurity standards.
Because physical operations can be structured as either positive or negative pressure set-ups, SwineTime host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, discusses with Hannah Walkes the President of Pipestone Veterinary Services, Pipestone’s utilization of filters on their negative pressure managed farms and how their adoption has reduced overall cost per pig.
Overall, the used of filtration systems dramatically improved overall pig health consistency when compared to data obtained prior to its implementation.
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