To meet the food needs of a growing human population, pig farming has developed worldwide over the past decades. Today, for all professionals in the sector, the challenge is the same: how to preserve animal health and farm productivity while reducing the use of treatments. At Virbac, we provide veterinarians and pig farmers with solutions that focus on prevention and more sustainable farming practices.
- Solutions to limit the impact of the main swine diseases
- A global approach that emphasizes prevention
- Encouraging good husbandry practices to better protect sows and piglets from disease
The world's swine population is nearly 800 million, distributed in multiple regions. All over the world, pig populations are exposed to the same major diseases, such as porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine fever and respiratory diseases, which are responsible for high mortality rates, stunted growth in herds and significant economic losses for farmers. At Virbac, we provide solutions to limit the impact of these diseases, regardless of the type of farm, with the constant concern of maintaining both the health of the animals and the performance of the farm.
We propose a transversal management of diseases, combining field audits, services, vaccination and medication. Our approach aims to better take into account animal welfare in breeding, by focusing on prevention through vaccination, micronutrition and better management of reproduction in particular. We also support the rational use of antibiotics, which are sometimes indispensable, as when the disease is already present in the herd. We encourage individual treatments and, with the help of new technologies, help veterinarians and breeders to treat at the right time in order to better control dosages, limit treatments and ensure better traceability.