VIV Europe Hotline, 21 April : Belgium-based biosecurity products company CID Lines has used its presence at the VIV Europe show in the Netherlands this week to publicise a new guide on how to run a pig unit productively and deliver healthy, safe food from it. The guide, called ‘Pigs, the complete guide to healthy pig farming’, is for sale through the company’s Web site.

In addition, CID Lines has developed advisory guidelines on specific farm sanitation issues that can be downloaded from its Web site.

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These include hygiene plans for liquid feeding, for water treatment and for the cleaning and disinfection of pig pens. There is also a procedure recommended for the showering of sows and a plan for the control of vermin.