Module 1 Pig Welfare, Slaughter and Biosecurity

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Appendix 1 Lorry Washing

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2022.

1.1 Effective cleansing of livestock vehicles

The UK pig industry is a ‘just in time’ supply chain. Insemination, farrowing, weaning, growing, slaughter and processing, distribution and delivery to outlet (and thereby to final customer) are highly organised and very inter-dependent. Any major disease outbreak that slows or reduces the supply of slaughter pigs quickly impacts on all links in the chain. A crucial part in maximising bio-security is the effective cleansing of livestock vehicles at abattoirs, ready built focal points for potential cross-contamination.

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