18 Nov 2011, 14:07 PM
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Pig producers from across the UK took part in the first BPEX Live interactive online workshop with Dr. Luke Minion, who spoke live from Minnesota. He explained how his region’s pig health improvement measures could be applied to the UK market.
Focusing on BPEX’s recently launched Pig Health Improvement Project (PHIP), Luke said: “The UK has an industry that could eliminate diseases such as PRRS through teamwork between producers, veterinarians, and the industry.”
He explained that it is vital producers know their neighbourhood health status first, in order to eliminate any disease from a particular area or cluster of farms. “If your health status goals are aligned – our experience says you can find a way!”
More than 30 people logged on for BPEX Live from their home or office computer. Producers said they found it very useful, so watch this space for more to come. To view Luke’s presentation, click here.
Sign up to the PHIP is free for pig producers. Simply download an application form from www.pighealth.org.uk. Alternatively, producers can contact their vet, or call BPEX on 0247 647 8877.
By AHDBPork at 18 Nov 2011, 14:07 PM