Consider many factors for effective control
Porcine Circovirus Diseases (PCVD) are multi-factorial diseases where viruses, the environment and other factors all play a role in causing disease. For control to be effective, many factors must be taken into consideration.
- Vaccines are very effective in controlling PCVD - consider Porcilis PCV or Porcilis PCV M Hyo.
- All-in all-out production systems are essential for control
- Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a very resistant virus, and effective disinfectants must be used
- Good management of environmental factors – ventilation, temperature and humidity – is critical
- Avoid high stocking density and reduce mixing of pigs
- Early recognition of sick pigs and segregating them from healthy pigs is essential
- Keep similar age groups of pigs segregated to separate buildings or sections
- Use solid partitions between pens
- Vaccinate for Parvovirus (PPV) and control Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)
- Only purchase breeding stock from herds with no history of the disease, or close the herd and use artificial insemination (AI) only
- Only use semen from AI studs where all the boar sources have no history of disease
- Pay particular attention to the possibility of fecal transmission via equipment, boots and vehicles