Ravenox Rope and Oral Swine Testing
One of the great thing about our rope products at Ravenox is the dynamic options for usability. They have even started to use rope for oral testing on pigs. The painful process of tonsil swabbing to check for harmful diseases is reduced by this alternative.
Now, our quality organic rope can be used to lure the naturally curious pigs to tie, tug, and pull on the rope. Researchers can then collect the oral samples left behind to analyze.
What You Need to Know About Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a highly contagious, economically devastating disease. Reproductive problems, such as premature births, late-term abortions and increased stillbirths, lead to increased piglet mortality and reduced growth; respiratory disease sickens pigs and makes them vulnerable to secondary infection.
Infected pigs may be asymptomatic or present with general symptoms that are indistinguishable from those of swine influenza, pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease), classical swine fever, parvovirus, encephalomyocarditis, chlamydiosis and mycoplasmosis. Left undetected, these animals will quickly spread PRRS throughout a herd via contaminated body fluids.
With a disease like PRRS, there's no time for delay or doubt. Effective control depends upon early identification and the quick removal or isolation of infected animals. Ravenox 100% Triple-Twisted Cotton Rope is comprised of cotton grown right in North Carolina, which is organic, undyed, and certified by Cotton Inc. All of these attribute makes it an excellent, safe, and humane tool to use to obtain a prompt, definitive diagnosis so the disease can be fought, negative herd status can be ascertained, and producer profits can be protected. 1/2-inch rope is best for nursery pigs while 5/8-inch is ideal for adult pigs.
How It Works: Oral Fluid Collection to Sceen for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)
Oral fluid collection can be achieved as demonstrated in the video below.