Facility Design and Health Interactions
- Segregation of age groups decreases opportunity for disease transmission.
- Segregation of pens decreases opportunity for disease transmission.
- Air exchange removes water vapor and thereby reduces disease transmission.
- 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.
- Flooring design (solid or slatted) is more a consideration for waste handling labor requirements than for disease control.
- 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