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This Month's Assignment for 'Virtual Walk the Pens'

by 5m Editor
1 October 2009, at 9:13am

US - The latest assignment for Pfizer Animal Health's 'Virtual Walk the Pens' simulator has just been released. In this fifth scenario, the players are noticing diarrhoea, 'fall-outs' and subsequent weight variations. They must find out why.

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.

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Something is wrong and we need you to help fix it. The last person who was in this barn reported diarrhoea and fall-outs. They said the variation they are seeing in these hogs is more extreme than other groups they have observed.

Clearly, we are going to take a hit on profitability already in this barn because we did not prevent this diarrhoea and subsequent variation from occurring.

We want you to figure out what is going on and stop the death loss and stop more fall-outs from occurring.

Our ultimate question is what can we do on future groups to prevent this?

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.

If you want to set up a system competition, contact your Pfizer sales representative or Ken Haas at training@hogvet.com.

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

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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 five scenarios to test you!

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