Feature: Microbial filters provide a new line of defence against PRRS

Danbred is the first in Ontario to install the filters in its barn and a Quebec study indicates that they are 95 per cent successful in cutting down on aerosol transmission of the disease


For decades, pork producers have introduced increasing levels of biosecurity to keep costly diseases out of their herds. Yet Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRS) still manages to elude the best efforts at keeping it out.

This has led breeding stock company Danbred North America to tackle one of the toughest areas of transmission – aerosol. Danbred is the first in Ontario to install Canadian-designed filters at their boar stud, hoping to keep their PRRS-negative boars safe from the virus.

Better Pork - June 2008