Two of the most devastating viruses to infect the hog population produced in the United States is PEDv and PRRS. Millions of dollars have been spent on research to find ways to eradicate these highly infectious viruses. The cost of the PRRS virus alone has an economic impact to producers of $560 million a year. Transmission of these viruses come through direct contamination from other pigs and indirect routes through facilities, needles, transport, personnel, fomites, insects and aerosols.
Through the construction of numerous research and agricultural facilities, Art’s Way Scientific* offers the proven experience to design, fabricate and install new facilities or offer modifications to existing facilities that adhere to biosecurity protocols recommended to defend against these types of infection. The study, “Biosecurity protocols for the prevention of spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory virus” by Andrea Pitkin, BS MS, Satoshi Otake, DMV PhD and Scott Dee, DVM MS PhD Dip ACVM of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine highlights the features of containment, sanitization ability, ventilation, and personnel security of an Art’s Way Scientific Hog Care™ building.
The buildings offer a clean, sealed, wash down surface, contained waste pit constructed with a hand laid fiberglass resin system, which already address the standard practice recommended by the industry. Hog Care™ buildings also adopt the “all in all out” method offering a chance to fully sanitize between cycles to break any transmission cycle. Facilities can be designed to include shower in shower out, quarantine, and HEPA filtration systems.
Choose Art’s Way Scientific Hog Care™ buildings for facilities that are biosecure and keep your hogs safe and healthy.
*Art’s Way Scientific is a wholly owned subsidiary of Art’s Way Manufacturing Co.,Inc.