The biosecurity war: Identify and measure risk

When it comes to biosecurity, Gustavo Silva, DVM, likens it to war. In order to fight off the enemy, in this case swine diseases, farms need to identify and measure biosecurity risks.

“Not all risks can be eliminated, but they can be identified and measured. Reducing the frequency of risk events helps to reduce risks,” Silva said at the 2019 Carthage Swine Health and Production Conference in Macomb, Ill. 
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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.