Maintaining a high health status is essential to ensure that a piggery is a financially sustainable long term enterprise. A biosecurity program in a piggery is essential to maintain this high health status.
Chris Richards & Associates have developed biosecurity systems for many producers. Areas examined include introduction of new stock, physical barriers, personal barriers, evaluation of the risk of various pathogens, auditing of the biosecurity system, and maintenace of the system.
We provide a number of Operating Procedures, Declarations and Pig, Transport, and People Logs to complement the program.
Dr Hugo Dunlop has been a leader in the development of biosecurity programs and has written a chapter in "Eradicating Diseases of Pigs" (PRDC, 2002) on Biosecurity.