According to Greg Cline, DVM, technical manager for enteric disease products at BIVI, SOURCE is a six-step systematic approach to PED prevention and control featuring one of the industry's most complete information resources on PED.
It was developed based on the company's decades of experience and extensive research with other highly infectious swine diseases.
is a logical, science-based approach to PED
control and management.
This approach and its principles have proven highly effective in helping the industry manage other costly swine diseases," Cline
"We've taken proven concepts and the benefits of a holistic approach to analyzing disease goals, risk and management, and added much of what we've recently learned about PED
, to develop sound, practical management protocols that producers can implement into their specific operations."
is an acronym, with each letter representing one of six steps in the protocol: State desired goals; Obtain current status; Understand current risk factors; Reduce risk factors; Construct solutions; and Execute and monitor solutions.
"The first step - state desired goals - is often overlooked and probably the most important protocol as it ultimately impacts all the other steps in the process," Cline
"No other animal health company brings together the breadth of technical information, field-applicable research and management protocols in a single program to help producers and veterinarians better manage PED