Swine

Pigs are at risk from mycotoxins. Risk factors for mycotoxin exposure can be identified in performance, feeding practices, and farm management. The following questions are designed to highlight areas of your business that may be increasing your risk of mycotoxin exposure.

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Answer the 14 questions below to calculate the risk of mycotoxin exposure in your herd.



How would you describe your number of returns to heat outside of the normal regular cycle?

Meeting Expectation
Fewer than 3% of matings

Above Expectation
3% – 4% of matings

Well Above Expectation
More than 4% of matings.

How would you describe the still birth rate in your herd?

Low or Meeting Expectations

High, or Above Expectation

Very High or Well Above Expectation

How would you describe the abortion rate in your herd?

Low or Meeting Expectations

High, or Above Expectation

Very High or Well Above Expectation

What percentage of piglets are born underweight (less than 1.2 kg)?

Few

Some

Too Many

Do your piglets or sows suffer with rectal discharge or bloody faeces?

Rarely

Sometimes

Often

How would you describe the fed intake of your animals?

Good
They have a good appetite, and consume the expected amount of feed

Okay
They eat most of the food provided, but there is occasionally feed remaining

Poor
There is often feed left, or animals are seen to actively refuse feed

How satisfied are you with the growth rate of your piglets?

Satisfied
Piglets are meeting or exceeding their expected growth rate targets.

Dissatisfied
Piglets are not quite meeting their expected growth rates.

Concerned
Piglets are significantly missing their growth rate targets.

What is the FCR of your herd (up to 30 kg)?

Good

Okay

Poor

How do you store your straw?

Uncovered
Straw is stored outside without full protection from wind and rain.

Covered
Straw is stored inside, or outside but under cover.

Do you ever find mould in your straw?

Often
Straw is frequently found to have grey/pink patches in it.

Occasionally
Straw is occasionally discoloured.

Rarely.
Straw is in good condition with a natural yellow colour.

Do you ever observe bridging in the feed bins or clumping in feeders?

Yes
The feed clumps and bridges, and doesn’t flow well.

No
The feed flows well and doesn’t clog bins or feeders.

Is there any damage to feed bins which could allow water ingress?

Yes
There are small cracks or holes that allow water and moisture into the bins

No
The feed bins are completely sealed to water and moisture.

How often do you clean out feed bins?

Rarely
The bins are only cleaned out if an issue is suspected.

Occasionally
Bins are cleaned out regularly, but not every time.

Every Time
Bins are cleaned out and disinfected every time they are emptied.

Is there any evidence of mould in the feed at the point of feeding?

Yes

No

All questions have been answered. Click below to calculate your risk score.

Your results indicate that you have a default risk of mycotoxin exposure.

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