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SHIC Requires Analysis Proposals for Enhancing Biosecurity, Biocontainment and Transport Biosecurity – Swineweb.com

Farmscape for October 25, 2022

The Swine Well being Info Heart has issued a name for analysis proposals geared toward creating new instruments, methods and applied sciences for stopping the introduction of ailments to swine farms, stopping unfold from farm to farm and stopping motion from focus factors to again to the farm. The Swine Well being Info Heart, the Basis for Meals and Agriculture Analysis and Pork Checkoff are calling for proposals to research cost-effective, modern applied sciences, protocols or concepts to implement biosecurity in the course of the wean-to-harvest section of pork manufacturing. SHIC Affiliate Director Dr. Megan Niederwerder says the main focus is bioexclusion for stopping illness introduction on the farm, biocontainment for stopping illness unfold from the farm and transportation biosecurity for stopping illness motion from markets and focus factors again to the farm.

Clip-Dr. Megan Niederwerder-Swine Well being Info Heart:
We simply launched the request for proposals final week and wish to broadly promote that analysis program as a possibility to develop novel instruments and applied sciences particularly for the wean to reap phases close to bioexclusion, biocontainment in addition to transport biosecurity. There’s a pool of two.3 million {dollars} for initiatives. Initiatives are capped at roughly 200 thousand {dollars} per venture and the proposals are due December sixteenth of this 12 months. Actually outdoors the field, away from conventional biosecurity.
We all know there’s biosecurity fatigue and so how can we develop new instruments, know-how, engineering to make biosecurity less difficult to implement and extra constant throughout the business.

Dr. Niederwerder notes the request for proposals could be accessed by way of the Swine Well being Info Heart website online at swinehealth.org.

For extra go to Farmscape.Ca. Bruce Cochrane.

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