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Biosecurity is Tougher in Cold Weather


February 6, 2020

Dave Stender

Dave Stender, Swine Program Specialist

One of the top challenges for swine producers during the winter is biosecurity. Cold weather increases the length of time some viruses can survive in the environment. A major risk for spreading viruses is the transport system, including the truck interior, the driver and the trailer interior and exterior. Perhaps the most difficult to manage is the trailer interior as it is difficult to disinfect in wintertime. Some systems have used heated wash bays successfully, but there are not enough heated truck facilities to service all transport. Therefore, a p...

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