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UK: Lorry washes could be biosecurity 'weakest link'

The National Pig Association is polling its producers about lorry washes at Britain’s abattoirs, with a view to publishing a league table.

The association hopes when abattoirs see how they are rated against their competitors, the poorest performers will be encouraged to invest in improved lorry-washing facilities.

Many pig producers and hauliers consider sub-standard lorry washes to be the weakest link in the industry's armoury against endemic diseases such as swine dysentery, and imported diseases such as African swine fever and porcine epidemic diarrhoea.

Source: NFU

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  • RFC Connolly

    No one can live over a viral and bacterial pool of manure 24/7 and remain healthy .

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