Daily Observation SOP


November 22, 2019 - <zangaroc@msu.edu>, <franzeli@msu.edu>, <gemus@msu.edu>

General Protocol

• Caretakers are required to observe all pigs on a daily basis.

• Daily observations ensure prompt care of animals with critical health needs and detect any equipment or barn issues that need to be addressed.

• Daily observations determine the effectiveness of health and feeding programs and note any animal health issues.

• Caretakers are required to document daily observations including date, caretaker identity, and location.

• All daily observation records must be kept for a minimum of 12 months.


Animal Observations

Environmental Observations

Daily Barn Observations



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