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Isolation of Herd
What is the distance to nearest swine herd, salesbarn, trucker/assembly yard, or dead stock facility?
What is the size in pig units (pu) of nearest swine herd?
To calculate pig units:
Total pig units = number of animals x associated # of pig units/animal
What is the distance from nearest swine building to road?
Is the driveway blocked (gate or chain)?
Are warning or information signs posted?
Are doors locked?
Is the area adjacent to the buildings clean?
Do staff have contact with other pigs?
Is there a separate change area for staff or visitors?
Is a shower or hand washing required before entering?
Is there a risk of cross-contamination on entry?
Are clean barn coveralls and boots supplied for all staff and visitors?
Do boots remain in buildings?
Are footbaths provided at entrance to separate buildings?
Is outside equipment disinfected?
Is new stock introduced by caesarian section/A.I. only?
Is more than one source of semen used? Score 1 point for each source after the first
Are gilts and boars from one or more sources (same/higher health status)? Score 3 pts/source (max. 9)
Is quarantine area always used for incoming stock?
Where is quarantine area?
What is quarantine period?
Do any pigs have access to the outdoors?
Are cats or dogs allowed into buildings?
Are rodents, other wildlife, or birds present in buildings?
Is there a heavy fly infestation?
Feed and Water
Is there a chance of cross contamination at feed delivery?
Is all water from well(s) at least 15 metres deep?
Is water tested and does it pass Ministry of Health standards for human consumption?
Is own truck/trailer used for shipping?
Is the truck/trailer washed after each load of pigs?
Are separate boots and coveralls used for shipping?
Are outside trucks empty of other pigs when loading?
Are pigs loaded onto outside truck at the end of the lane?
Is disposal by burial, composting, incineration, disposal vessels, on-farm anaerobic digestion or collection service?
Is deadstock transported by owner to common bins, approved waste disposal sites under EPA, licensed FSQA facilities or a vet for post-mortem?
Is the vehicle used for deadstock transportation cleaned and disinfected after use?
Is the deadstock truck loaded away from the buildings?
Is manure removed by owner?
Is there a risk of yard contamination by outside hauler?
To Calculate Your Score, add the points for each answer circled/filled in and subtract the total from 100.
Biosecurity score: ________/100
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