High Health Herd Status
The pigs produced by Midwest Research Swine are classified as High Health Status Herd™ pigs.
The qualifications for High Health Status Herd™ exceed the standards set by the National SPF Swine Accrediting Agency. National SPF accredited herds are found to be clinically free of symptoms of seven (7) specific pathogens based on the results of the farm and slaughter inspections. Those seven pathogens are Pneumonic Lesions, Brucellosis, Swine Dysentery, Turbinate Atrophy, Pseudorabies, Lice and Mange.
Midwest Research Swine firmly believes that being found clinically free of symptoms of certain pathogens is not high enough standards for the clientele that we service. Midwest Research Swine maintains that their animals must be serologically and clinically negative to the agents that cause the Pneumonic Lesions, Brucellosis, Swine Dysentery, Turbinate Atrophy, Pseudorabies, Lice and Mange. The animals offered by Midwest Research Swine are U.S.D.A. validated Brucellosis-free (U.S.D.A. herd #0595) and qualified Pseudorabies negative. In addition, recent serological and clinical diagnostics has found the animals to be negative to Swine Dysentery, Swine Influenza (H1N1 and H3N2), Rotavirus, P.R.R.S. virus, T.G.E. virus, Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniea, Salmonella, Mange, Lice, Encephalomycarditis virus, and Bordatella Bronchiseptica.
The herd health is monitored by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. This extensive testing validates the High Health Status Herd™ of the animals offered by Midwest Research Swine.