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.