Pig farm biosecurity involves a combination of management practices that are specifically created to prevent disease or agents that cause disease from being introduced or transmitted. This is a very essential part of herd health management, and properly cleaning and sanitizing with pressure washing equipment are essential parts of the biosecurity plan. Keep reading to learn more and then contact Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 if you need assistance selecting the best pressure washing equipment.
Procedures Often Associated with Biosecurity
There are a number of procedures that are commonly associated with a good biosecurity plan on a big farm. They include barn and transportation sanitation, worker and visitor entrance policies, rodent control, and other farm security issues. If there is already a disease present, then biosecurity can work to prevent it from spreading. That said, all biosecurity measures have the primary focus of preventing any disease from entering in the first place.
Understanding Disease Transmission
One of the most important steps in preventing disease transmission is understanding how disease is transmitted on a pig farm. It is also important to understand how disease is spread once it is in occurrence. Remember that pigs can come down with many different types of disease, and disease are caused by pathogens. Those pathogens can be parasitic, bacterial, or viral.
Disease can be transmitted in many ways, including from other farms where pigs are comingled. As a result, a good pig farm biosecurity plan will take into account how these diseases are transmitted to work to minimize exposure in as many ways as possible.
Monitoring Transportation is One of the Most Important Elements
Some of the organisms that most often cause disease is in pigs (such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites) are capable of surviving in many materials and under many conditions. As a result they can be transported in manure, feed, mud, snow, shavings, and many other materials. One of the biggest risks of cross-contamination is improper transport practices.
Disease can be spread via trailers, boots, sort panels, clothing, tires, undercarriages, an virtually any other thing that is taken from one area to another. Simply walking through a contaminated area and then walking through another area of the farm can cause contamination.
Cleaning and Sanitizing is an Essential Part of Pig Farm Biosecurity
It is easy to see that cleaning and sanitizing equipment, boots, and many other things can help to keep a pig farm safer. At Hydro Tek we have all the pressure washing equipment and accessories to help ensure your farm is as safe as possible. Contact us today to find out how we can help you make a big difference.