Hygenical washing of piglets for reduction antibiotic treatments
A report by veterinarian Renate Baur. In her practice, she has washed over 200,000 piglets until now. In general, the word hygiene has to be redefined. Today the question is where does hygiene start?
For quite some time more and more discussions are going on about the african swine fever, PED, clostridia type C, A, botulinum, extremely aggressive strains of E. coli as the Shigatoxin and multidrug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, which are quite important in the in human medicine. A risk of infection is possibly due to the transport of animals and of course by purchase of animal material. The question is: how can I protect my stock from infection with such diseases, as long as in times of globalization animal transport and purchase of animals are quite common.
The issue of hygiene should not be seen just focused on the farm, but also consider the environment of the company and its acquisitions, e. g. feed supplies, animal supplies and incoming traffic of persons. Before I talk about my experiences with the piglets
washing, here are some general recommendations. [..]
The first washing tests with the NEOPREDINOL® piglet detergent are now about 1.5 years ago and meanwhile, we have washed proximately 200,000 piglets in my practice. The experiences can be assessed as thoroughly positive. Since making these
first experiences with the washing of piglets, we could ascertain that
- Illness from staphylococcal hyicus, so-called exsudative epidermitis [greasy pig disease] is no longer relevant
- Cases of streptococcal meningitis were reduced by 60-70%· Use of Amoxicillin in piglets has dropped by 80%
- The problem of cannibalism dropped significantly
- The germ pressure, created by stabling together piglets from various origins has decreased significantly. The reason is the equalization of the hygiene status by washing
- Illness of panaritium (foot rot) and arthritis was reduced significantly
- The claw health is promoted by standing in the foam bath with NEOPREDINOL®
- In one of my farms, the two-time washing was performed in parallel with other measures for the reduction of Salmonella infection. Within four weeks after the treatment the farm came from Salmonella category 2 back to category 1 - without any use of antibiotics or vaccines.
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2.000 piglets – 360 Liter mixed solution 2 %
cost: ca. 0,035 € / pigket