Stopping Dirty Air May Stymie PRRS

 

National Hog Farmer
November 15, 2013
By Joe Vansickle

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Preliminary results using cleaning technology in barns show promise.

Minnesota swine veterinarian Gil Patterson looks for three things when he walks into a hog barn:  feed, water and air quality.

“You’ve got to have those things right before you can really dig into other issues.¬† If there is a dusty, poorly ventilated environment, then it is uncomfortable for both pigs and farm employees, often leading to reduced growth and poorer-quality chores,” says the St. Peter, MN, Swine Vet Center clinician.

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