Guidelines to kill PEDV and PRRSV in livestock trucks

 

Samaneh Azarpajouh, Pig Progress

June 20, 2022

 

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRSV) and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) are major issues for swine producers. These diseases affect pigs’ welfare and production performance. Biosecurity procedures are the first line of defense to mitigate the risk of PRRSV, PEDV and many other diseases entering the herd.

 

Transport trucks are a potential risk of infection, so strict guidelines should be in place for cleaning, disinfecting, and drying vehicles used to transport pigs, including trucks and trailers returning from processing plants, other farms and buying stations.

 

1.    Properly cleaning trucks and trailers ...

 

2.    Removing biofilm layers on flat surfaces and cracks ...

 

3.    Systematically breaking down various surfaces ...

 

4.    Applying an effective disinfectant ...

 

5.    Removing moisture properly ...

 

6.    Disinfecting cab, floor mats, and floorboards ...

 

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