NPA survey shows high defence measures are in place against PEDv and ASF

British pig producers are applying high level protection measures against PEDv and African swine fever (ASF) with more than 80% no longer taking breeding pigs from at-risk countries, according to the National Pig Association (NPA).

Based on the latest results from its Weakest Link quiz, NPA puts the importing block on pigs from at-risk sources at 82%.  In addition, 60% of the 66 units which took part in the survey are reported to be applying the very highest levels of anti-disease defence.

This includes taking no breeding pigs, AI or feed supplements from at-risk countries, while ensuring that all staff and visitors are at least three days pig-free after travelling abroad and must not be wearing any of the clothes or footwear they wore when abroad.

Even the 18% of units which are given the lowest defence ranking in the survey, are applying the three-day rule to staff and visitors, especially if they have been to the US or eastern Europe.

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