Plans must be thoroughly reviewed at all levels using a risk based approach involving the veterinarian, management and staff.
Beginning with transportation: scheduling is vital. In order to reduce the spread of the virus, dedicated vehicles should transport similar herds. If possible have different transport vehicles for infected versus virus free farms. All vehicles should be disinfected after the transport of animals.
The movement of personnel is another target area. Advisers, management and field staff are all increased risk factors as they move between animals and farms.
Delivery and entry of equipment onto the farm needs to be planned accordingly, as does removal of dead pigs, dung and any other waste.
Control of birds, rodents, insects and other animals should be reviewed.
Finally, when planning a PEDv, PRRS or Porcine Rotavirus disinfection program always ensure that a rule is in place to guarantee that no tools, equipment, vehicles or personnel are shared between positive and negative farms.