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State desired goals
PED affects every operation differently. Which is why it’s important to state your unique goals before preventing or managing PED. Finding the right strategy that fits your farm will help minimize the impact of the virus. Defining the correct goal for your operation will drive or guide your management decisions. Learn how to define your unique goals here.
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Obtain Current Status
Before you make your management decisions, it is important to determine where PED is present or not present in your herd. Testing pigs of varying ages, along with their environment, can give you this information. Learn about diagnostic testing options and reporting requirements here.
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Understand Risks
The better you understand the risks of PED virus introduction and/or continued circulation within your herd, the better you can prevent and manage PED. PED can spread rapidly and there are many factors to consider when analyzing the risk factors to PED spread. Learn about the key risk areas for PED.
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Reduce Risks
To some, it may seem impossible, but there are things you can do to help reduce the risk of infecting your herd. The most effective way to limit PED from spreading from building to building or from farm to farm is to reduce risk factors. Learn how to protect your herd from the risk of PED.
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Construct Solution Options
Armed with all this information, it’s time to design a specific herd plan to manage PED. This customized plan, created with your herd veterinarian, should reflect your goals, current status and risk factors. Because whether your goal is to eliminate, diminish or prevent, you’ll need to know the strategies to address.
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Execute and Monitor Solutions
PED may be devastating, but you can take action today. As you execute your specific actions, remember to monitor your progress. Discover the next steps for your farm.
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