Resources

  • Pork Quarterly- December 2019

    Published on December 1, 2019
    In this issue of Pork Quarterly: What is the Near Future of Michigan's Pork Industry: No More Gestation Stalls as of April 1, 2020, Sampling Oral and Processing Fluids to Identify Disease in Pigs, Pest Control, and New CAFO Permit Released.

  • Rodent Control SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    To maintain a high level of good health in your herd, you must use various biosecurity practices to prevent the introduction or spread of disease. One area of biosecurity you should address is the rodent control methods your farm uses.

  • Piglet Processing SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Piglet processing includes various procedures used to administer treatment, prepare piglets for growth, and identify animals.

  • Treatment Management SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A veterinary-client-patient relationship must be established demonstrating the producer and veterinarian work together to ensure the health and well-being of the pigs on the operation.

  • Moving Nonambulatory Animals SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A pig that cannot get up or can stand with support and is unable to bear weight on two of its legs is considered nonambulatory.

  • Rodent Station Label

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the various rodent labels and bait stations used throughout the swine facility.

  • Needle and Sharp Usage SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    The animal care practices on this farm may require the use of needles to administer injectable medications to the animals. The caretaker responsible for providing the animals with these treatments must be well trained in the needle use guidelines.

  • Mortality Record Sheet

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the mortality within the swine facility.

  • Visitor and Service Persons Biosecurity Policy SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    The primary risk from people entering the facility is tracking in contaminated materials on their possessions, clothing, and body from direct and indirect contact with pigs.

  • Handling Equipment SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Good handling practices will be prioritized on the farm. It is understood that using low-stress handling practices contributes to the well-being and positive impact of the animal, caretaker, and the pork industry.