Close the biosecurity gap
Emerging viral diseases are nowadays considered as the biggest threat on animal husbandry. PED, PRRS, Foot and Mouth disease, Classical Swine Fever and lately mainly African Swine Fever are only a few of the pandemics that have hit our pig stables in the last decades. All of them leading to a high number of dead and diseased animals and all of them irreversibly impacting the infected farms. Strategies for prevention have not yet proven to be 100% efficient as vaccines and bio-security measurements can never protect farms completely.
Reduce the viral challenge
Thanks to science we know that even the smallest viral particle can lead to tremendous outbreaks and infect a complete farm. Most known viral vectors are manure, humans, vermin and even air. But what about feed?
Can feed transmit diseases like African Swine Fever, PRRS or PED? According to the review article of Gordon et al. (2019) feed and feed raw materials can not only spread the virus, some raw materials like soybean meal can even support virus viability and survivability. Until now little attention has been given to prevention of infection via this pathway.
How to close the door for virus
Vaccines are the first line of prevention towards many viruses. But due to viral mutations, non-responding animals and very high infection pressure animals sometimes respond poorly on vaccines. That is why biosecurity measurements are necessary to prevent pathogens from entering the farm. Cleaning, drying and disinfecting are part of the standard protocols.
Pest control, manure management and strict entrance policies have to be installed, but what about the feed? To close one of the last biosecurity gaps Agrimprove developed FeedLock®, a sustainable feed mitigant with anti-viral properties.
Main benefits of FeedLock®
- Reduce the viral challenge
- Reduce the risk
- Safe, sustainable, increasing performance
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