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Timely Tip on Fly Control on Pig Farms

2 July 2014, at 9:44am

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.

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.