Insentives and local knowledge

The incentive to follow good biosecurity is low when a farm has a case and highest when a case is near the farm. Biosecurity wains when nothing is known about the current location of PEDv cases.

If the biosecurity is voluntery then real time PEDv case location is essential to let farmers make informed decisions.

Why the contribution is important

Iether making movement control a legal requirement or allow farmers to make good informed decisions on biosecurity.

by JimClapp on August 06, 2015 at 11:47AM

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  • Posted by Ervyne August 11, 2015 at 09:20

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  • Posted by MartinAHDB August 11, 2015 at 10:07

    The intention is not to impose any statutory movement restrictions, but rely upon the judgement of the farmer, along with his dialog with his own vet to inform movements on and off the farm. Canada have demonstrated that good biosecurity can be achieved without requiring a permanent lock down of a premises and that to allow the farm to continue to be productive and sustainable it needs to be able to move stock.

    There would be considerations to make if stock were to be moved and we are relying upon the industry's will (and that of allied industry and the veterinary profession) to contain and eliminate the disease to ensure that good practice is followed.

    Real time data and alerts on suspect and confirmed cases, should PED reach the British Isles, will be achieved via AHDB's Significant Diseases Charter http://www.pighub.org.uk/iip/home.eb which has been set up to alert the industry to real time data on outbreaks. Again, this is voluntary but essential in the time of an outbreak as it will provide the most up to date information and I would strongly urge all farmers to sign up if they have not already.
  • Posted by GraceWebster August 11, 2015 at 12:51

    The incentive to improve biosecurity on a farm should be driven by being able to take control of the disease on that unit and return to normal as soon as possible.
    The experience of the US and Canadian pig industries has been very clear that you can return to normal production through strict biosecurity (including rigorous C&D) but failure to ' up your game' could result in a prolonged period of clinical disease.
    Support and advice will be provided by ADHB Pork in the event of a positive case and some guidance is already available on the web page http://pork.ahdb.org.uk/[…]/
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