The Infection Chain™ throughout production

The Infection Chain™ connects epidemiological events between six different production phases and identifies opportunities for a systematic approach* to disease control strategies. The goal is to identify and understand potential causes of disease transmission at each stage of production as part of a whole-herd approach to health management.

The Infection Chain

Included in the Infection Chain™ are the following epidemiological events:

  • Persistence of infection
  • Shedding patterns
  • Methods of pathogen transmission
  • Lateral infection

Understanding the Infection Chain™ and implementing ongoing control strategies across the entire system will help you get the most from your vaccination protocols.

*First proposed by Dr Eduardo Fano, Dr Brian Payne, and Dr Edgar Diaz in the United States to address both Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) control.