Disease-Free Pigs mean more money for you
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Questions and answers concerning the "Disease-Free" pig project developed by the Experiment Station, Agricultural Campus, University of Nebraska.
Q. What are "disease-free" pigs?
A. "Disease-free" is a term used to describe pigs taken from the sow by hysterectomy (surgical means) and reared in isolation from other swine.
Q. What use is made of these pigs?
A. They are placed on farms that have had no swine population for at least 6 weeks and grown to maturity in approximately the usual manner.
Q. Do you have to follow this process each year?
A. No. Future generations are farrowed naturally.
Q. Why are these pigs free from disease?
A. They are free from the major disease because they did not have contact following birth with their mothers or other swine that might have been carriers of Atrophic Rhinits, Virus Pneumonia, and bloody scours.