Ambassador: Tom Mertens, Belgium

Publication date: October 2018 | Theme: Health management

Challenges: Vaccination strategies

A group of 13 pig farms in the same region have reduced PRRS problems by 30% in a three-year period by working together and learning from each other to help tackle the problem.  They share information and have worked out a common plan which includes using a joint vaccination strategy, drawing up biosecurity plans for the individual farms and sharing information about health problems.

They’ve learned that solving health problems on pig farms, both in general and with PRRS specifically, requires a total approach. There aren’t any higher costs. They just try to align all the factors relating to PRRS.

Further information will be available on this page in the near future.  In the meantime, to access more details, contact RPIG (Belgium): Laurens Vandelannoote