Timely Tip on Fly Control on Pig Farms

UK - Besides being unpleasant to work with, flies are a known vector of important pig diseases, including PCV2, PRRS, streptococci and E.coli, says ACMC veterinary consultant, Paul Thompson.
calendar icon 2 July 2014
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Fly control should, therefore, be an essential part of disease prevention on the farm.

However, he points out that knock-down sprays alone are rarely effective — it is also important to identify and control the sites where there is solid muck, allowing flies to breed.

Common locations include the crust on top of slurry pits.

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