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Reducing PEDv Spread in Pigs with Prevail™ Disinfectants: A Game Changer!

Introduction

The pork industry plays a vital role in meeting the world's protein demand, but it's not

without its challenges. One of the most devastating challenges faced by pig farmers is the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus. The PED virus is highly contagious and can lead to severe outbreaks in pig populations, resulting in significant economic losses. However, research conducted at Iowa State University confirmed a promising solution: Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide the active ingredient in Prevail Disinfectant. This innovative product has shown remarkable efficacy in reducing the spread of the PED virus, even in the presence of organic material. In this blog, we'll explore how the simple use of Prevail Disinfectant can dramatically reduce the spread of PED virus in pigs and discuss the potential benefits of its application in various settings, including farms and slaughter plants.

The Threat of PED Virus in Pigs Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) is a viral disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration in pigs of all ages. The virus is highly contagious and spreads rapidly within swine populations. Young pigs are especially vulnerable, and mortality rates can be alarmingly high in affected herds. The virus can be transmitted through various routes, including contaminated equipment, feed, water, and even direct contact between pigs. Once introduced to a farm, the virus can be challenging to control due to its persistence in the environment.

Iowa State University Study: Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide against PED Researchers at Iowa State University have made significant strides in combating the PED virus. Their study on the effectiveness of

Prevail Disinfectant, which is based on Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) technology, demonstrated the product's exceptional ability to combat the virus. AHP is a powerful disinfectant that is both effective and safe for use in agricultural settings. What makes AHP unique is its capability to remain effective even in the presence of organic material, which is commonly found in pig farming environments.

The study showcased that Prevail Disinfectant effectively inactivates the PED virus, reducing its presence on surfaces crucial to the transmission chain. By using Prevail Disinfectant, pig farmers can significantly reduce the risk of PED virus transmission within their operations.

Applying Prevail Disinfectant: A Multifaceted Approach


1. On Farms: Implementing Prevail Disinfectant on pig farms can be a game-changer. High-risk areas, such as farrowing rooms, nurseries, and transport equipment, can be treated regularly with the disinfectant. Additionally, the study suggests using Prevail on loading ramps between trucks. This practice can serve as a barrier against the transmission of the virus from farm to farm. The rapid efficacy of Prevail Disinfectant ensures that potential outbreaks are contained and prevented.

2. In Slaughter Plants: The pork supply chain involves various stages, and slaughter plants are critical junctions. Implementing the use of Prevail Disinfectant in slaughter plants in the unloading areas can help prevent the transmission of the PED virus among pigs that are transported from different farms. Regular disinfection of equipment, holding areas, and transport vehicles can significantly reduce the risk of virus spread, ultimately safeguarding the industry's stability.


Conclusion

The battle against the PED virus in the pig farming industry has been an ongoing challenge. However, the emergence of Prevail Disinfectant, based on Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide technology, brings renewed hope. The groundbreaking Iowa State University study showcases the efficacy of Prevail in combating the PED virus, even in the presence of organic material. By incorporating Prevail Disinfectant into regular biosecurity protocols on pig farms and within slaughter plants, the industry can take significant steps toward reducing the spread of the virus. This simple yet powerful solution has the potential to revolutionize the way we tackle PED virus outbreaks, protecting pig populations and preserving the livelihoods of farmers worldwide. As the pork industry continues to evolve, Prevail Disinfectant stands as a beacon of progress in the fight against PED virus transmission.



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