Efficient pig production units must find the fine balance between stocking
density to achieve economies of scale and keeping disease under control. In-feed antibiotics have been a way of preventing the build up of diseases, but with this option fast disappearing from Europe, the focus turns to improved hygiene systems in order to suppress disease and maintain
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