National Hog Farmer is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Importance, effectiveness and cost of sow farm filtration

National Pork Board Exterior of a filtered hog barn
Use of filtration systems dramatically improved overall pig health consistency when compared to data obtained prior to its implementation.

While the use of air filtration systems on sow farms has been proven to reduce the incidence of airborne illness such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, there are still many swine operations that operate without it.

While the design of physical structures varies, most if not all operations can reduce overall cost per pig if the correct filtration system is used in conjunction with current biosecurity standards.

Physical operations can be structured as either positive or negative pressure set-ups.

Spencer Wayne and Hannah Walkes, president of Pipestone Veterinary Services, discuss Pipestone's utilization of filters on their negative pressure managed farms and how their adoption has reduced overall cost per pig during a recent SwineTime podcast. Overall, the use of filtration systems dramatically improved overall pig health consistency when compared to data obtained prior to its implementation.

Hosted by Wayne with Pipestone Veterinary Services, the SwineTime podcasts contain pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity.

Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, iTunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.                      

Source: Pipestone Veterinary Services, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish