The greatest threat to the wellbeing of any creature comes from other creatures of the same species. The closer they crowd together, the greater the risk of disease.
Biosecurity, in other words excluding disease-causing organisms from the creature’s environment, is the most effective form of protection, especially those farmed using modern production techniques. From viruses, bacteria or fungi, disease may spread via recognised vectors of infection, from the animals themselves, the people who handle them, contaminated food and water, housing and equipment, even the air itself.
Advanced biosecurity is an essential and effective form of protection against disease-causing pathogens such as; African Swine Fever (ASF), Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus, Porcine Enteric Diarrhoea virus (PEDv), Salmonella and Campylobacter, that affect swine production and productivity.