August 2022


This commentary reviews results obtained in France and North America with different air filtration systems to prevent porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection. Most systems installed in France use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters and positive-pressure ventilation systems, while those in North America initially used mainly negative-pressure ventilation systems and filters with minimum efficiency rating values of 14 to 16. Major reductions in PRRSV cases were observed in most studies where the latter were used. Installing HEPA filters resulted in an almost complete elimination of PRRSV cases. No cases were recorded in 95% of farms where they were used.

Robert Desrosiers, DVM, DABVP; Vincent Cousin, Agric Eng


Full Article from American Association of Swine Veterinarians