Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

It is believed that biosecurity influences production figures and health status of pig herds, nevertheless, few studies succeed in demonstrating and quantifying this relation. In the present study, 95 randomly selected Belgian closed or semi-closed pig herds were visited to quantify the biosecurity status of the herd by means of a biosecurity scoring system (Biocheck) with a range from 0 (= total absence of biosecurity) to 100 (= perfect biosecurity). At the same visit additional data concerning herd, farmer, production characteristics and the use of antimicrobials was collected. The Antimicrobial use was quantified by calculating treatment incidences (TI).

Book Title

47th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

141-144

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-599

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The link between biosecurity and production and treatment characteristics in pig herds

Maastricht, Netherlands

It is believed that biosecurity influences production figures and health status of pig herds, nevertheless, few studies succeed in demonstrating and quantifying this relation. In the present study, 95 randomly selected Belgian closed or semi-closed pig herds were visited to quantify the biosecurity status of the herd by means of a biosecurity scoring system (Biocheck) with a range from 0 (= total absence of biosecurity) to 100 (= perfect biosecurity). At the same visit additional data concerning herd, farmer, production characteristics and the use of antimicrobials was collected. The Antimicrobial use was quantified by calculating treatment incidences (TI).