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December's Assignment for 'Virtual Walk the Pens'

by 5m Editor
1 December 2009, at 11:16pm

US - This month's new assignment for Pfizer Animal Health's 'Virtual Walk the Pens' simulator has just been released. In this seventh scenario, the virtual co-worker has concerns over the vaccination programme of in-coming pigs. Players must must find out why!

Typically, these pigs get mycoplasma vaccine and circovirus vaccine at weaning.

We are worried that the typical vaccines this group was scheduled to get were accidentally skipped due to some sort of mis-communication. The care-giver in charge of those vaccinations at the wean-to-finish barn received information that these pigs were vaccinated at the sow farm, and the sow farm thought that the vaccinations were going to occur at the wean-to-finish barn. Somehow a confusing message was sent.

We are going back to other groups to try to get vaccine or medication in groups of other pigs that were skipped before it gets as bad as the barn we want you to check out.

The last person who saw these pigs reported severe levels of fall-outs, some cough, and no treatments done so far.

Please observe this group and make best decisions on what you find.

We realise that profitability on this group is going to be close to nothing. We need you to minimise losses at this point.

Playing the 'Virtual Walk the Pens' game

Remember you are competing against other players around the nation for each scenario. There is a competition to see who gets the best scores on this scenario and a competition to see who will get the best score over all scenarios. So come back next month to see what your next assignment will be and add more net profit (or loss) to your overall score based on your actions in the barn. What you do each day in the barn makes a difference.

In this scenario, helpful information from a virtual co-worker will be essential in determining the problem. The virtual veterinarian is still on hand for advice, and players can retry the scenario as many times as needed to improve their score.

The simulator is an online educational tool that can be played from any standard computer and is intended to help demonstrate the importance of Individual Pig Care.

If you want to set up a system competition, contact your Pfizer Sales Representative or Ken Haas ([email protected]).

Click on the banner below to access the game page and "Download Simulation" to get the latest software.

Play Virtual Walking the Pens

Not Joined the Game Yet?

If you are not aware of the 'Virtual Walking the Pens' game or have yet to join in the fun, you can find out more here.

Just sign up and get playing. There are now seven scenarios to test you!