Facility Design and Health Interactions


  1. Segregation of age groups decreases opportunity for disease transmission.
  2. Segregation of pens decreases opportunity for disease transmission.
  3. Air exchange removes water vapor and thereby reduces disease transmission.
  4. Animal Flow is partially dictated by the design of the facilities, and determines the opportunity for sanitation between groups as well as the degree of segregation between groups.
  5. Flooring design (solid or slatted) is more a consideration for waste handling labor requirements than for disease control.
  6. Once placed in pens, pigs cannot be practically regrouped without major complications of socialization.

Copyright ©1997 by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty: Dr. Paul Pitcher
Student: Sandra Springer,'99