Washing a pig shed
Cleaning and disinfection programmes need to be stepped up on many pig farms to tackle residual disease reservoirs, according to vets, researchers and AHDB Pork experts. Feed, rodents, birds and transport are all commonly blamed vectors for disease. But the residual disease reservoir, left over from previous batches within the unit, remains an area that is often underestimated as a major source of infection. Research work carried out in Germany, found diseases such as salmonella persisted for weeks in pockets […]