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Get Through Fair Season Like a Champ
The livestock show season will soon be in full swing, and it’s time to brush up on biosecurity basics protect people and pigs.
To put the best possible biosecurity plan in place, exhibitors should work with their local veterinarian. According to Lisa Becton, DVM, director of swine health information and research for the Pork Checkoff, there are basic steps to any well-planned biosecurity program that you should follow.
These steps are outlined in the Checkoff’s newly revised booklet, "A Champions Guide to Youth Swine Exhibition: Biosecurity and Your Pig Project."
“The basics of biosecurity remain the same, such as keeping all pens, feeders, waterers and other equipment clean, disinfected and dry between uses,” Becton said. “Also, minimize exposure of your animals to non-essential people and vehicles. And, take steps to keep wildlife away.”
To get the complete story, along with information on how to order the new booklet, “A Champion’s Guide to Youth Swine Exhibition,” from the Pork Checkoff, click on http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/68b022a7#/68b022a7/34
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