Pig Health Scheme
*Pig Health Scheme assessments suspended*
In light of the evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the increased pressure plants and assessors are facing, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend Pig Health Scheme assessments.
We acknowledge that, at this time, when there is a higher throughput and reduced workforce at plants, the roles of the official vets and meat inspectors must take priority over Pig Health Scheme assessments.
We will review the situation on a weekly basis and update the website once assessments can recommence.
If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with one of our team:
E: PHS@ahdb.org.uk T: 07717496201
Pig Health Scheme
View the assessment dates for participating abattoirs, which began in March 2019.
The Pig Health Scheme is a development of the former British Pig Health Scheme (BPHS). The assessors on the scheme monitor English pigs at slaughter for prevalence and severity of 12 conditions. Assessments are carried out by specially trained veterinary assessors at eleven designated abattoirs throughout England.
Don’t get left in the dark. Tackle hidden costs caused by disease that would otherwise remain unseen and join 300 other businesses that are receiving valuable data for their herds.
Membership of the scheme is free to all producers – reports will be automatically sent to you two days after each assessment. Signing up is quick and easy can be done through your Pig Hub account today.
If you were a member of the previous BPHS, you have been automatically enrolled to the relaunched Pig Health Scheme.
The Pig Health Scheme report can be used to:
- Provide a baseline of the current health status of your herd
- Benchmark against other members of the scheme using aggregated and anonymised data
- Monitor the effects of management changes on the health of pigs, such as feed or a vaccination programme change
- Inform decisions around disease control with your vet
A guide is available that provides a brief description of the conditions assessed, the scoring system and an explanation of the reports that members will receive.
If you have any questions, get in touch with the Health and Welfare team via: 024 7647 8977 or PHS@ahdb.org.uk