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돼지 운송에 의한 질병 전파 위험성 - There is a Risk of Disease Transmission in Pig Transportation

 

Pig Diseases

 

There is a Risk of Disease Transmission in Pig Transportation

 
PIC has been a leader in transportation biosecurity since its entry into the breeding stock business in North America. PIC drivers and farm staff alike are trained on the importance of following science-based protocols for loading and unloading animals, cleaning and disinfection of the trailers, as well as with all equipment used both inside and outside of the farm.
 
After the PRRS virus was identified, PIC worked with researchers to assure procedures were effective to deactivate the virus. Early research with Drs. Amass, Harris and Dee identified steps needed to reduce risk of spreading the disease through transportation.
 
Research demonstrated the importance of drying as a critical step, helping to assure year-round effectiveness of the total process. PIC coined the acronym “TADD”, Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination, as a critical step to inactivate PRRS virus and other pathogens.
 
With increasing concerns about transmission of Brachyspira, additional emphasis was applied on cleaning the equipment to prevent fecal oral transmission. Coronavirus outbreaks experienced by the industry in the last year, have made it even more important to ensure all cleaning, disinfecting and drying steps are performed consistently.
PIC has developed multiple documents (below) that are available for the training process of anyone working in the transportation arena. Recent research at Iowa State with Dr. Derald Holtkamp has confirmed the effectiveness of washing with a detergent, disinfecting with the proper concentration of disinfectant, and various contact times of a combination of heat and temperature to deactivate the PED virus. The National Pork Board also has information on its website with training materials.