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Information on swine health, keeping pigs healthy, optimizing feed management and delivery and avoiding mold and mycotoxins in feed. Tips on biosecurity fundamentals, as well as help from the Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team.

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Composting Animal Mortalities Composting Animal Mortalities - Articles
Despite the best intentions and care in animal agricultural facilities there are occasional animal mortalities. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk at Livestock Exhibitions. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Biosecurity is a series of effective measures implemented to prevent or reduce the introduction and spread of infectious disease pathogens. More
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel & Visitors
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel & Visitors - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of individuals to dairy herds. More
Biosecurity Fundamentals
Biosecurity Fundamentals - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Fundamentals

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The basics of disease biosecurity, why a biosecurity plan should be implemented, and how to get a plan in motion. More
Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team
Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team - Articles Articles
The Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team provides assistance to livestock producers, veterinarians, allied industry professionals, students and others. More
Biosecurity Overview
Biosecurity Overview - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Overview

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Farm Biosecurity: Management practices to minimize or prevent the transmission of disease within and between herds and flocks. More
Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture (Pt I) Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture (Pt I) - Articles
The first of a two part series about agroterrorism More
Feed Management and Delivery Feed Management and Delivery - Articles

Feed Management and Delivery

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

A checklist to determine the relative biosecurity risk of feed management and delivery in dairy herds. More
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm - Articles Articles

Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Information about disinfectants commonly used on the farm for disease control. More
Picture by permission of Greg Brann, NRCS, Grazing Soil Health Specialist
Keeping Animals Healthy - Articles Articles

Keeping Animals Healthy

Melanie Barkley

Here you will find common techniques producers use to keep their animals healthy and avoid having to treat them. More
Proper Animal Mortality Disposal
Proper Animal Mortality Disposal - Videos Videos

Proper Animal Mortality Disposal

J. Craig Williams

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This video provides an overview of the approved methods of animal disposal in Pennsylvania, along with best management practices for each method. More
Swine
Swine Production - Articles Articles

Swine Production

Lynn Kime, Robert E. Mikesell, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise. More
Mold and Mycotoxin Problems in Livestock Feeding
Mold and Mycotoxin Problems in Livestock Feeding - Articles Articles
This article explores effects of mycotoxins on animals, testing feeds for toxins, dealing with contaminated feeds, and limiting mycotoxin production. More
Biosecurity - A Practical Approach
Biosecurity - A Practical Approach - Articles Articles

Biosecurity - A Practical Approach

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Biosecurity is a set of practices employed to prevent the importation of infectious organisms into a herd or flock, and their transmission between animals. More
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