We protect our customers’ herds by maintaining a high health status of the PIC system. The Health Assurance team develops, validates, and implements health solutions for risk assessment, biosecurity, surveillance and disease elimination. We collaborate with universities and other pioneering organizations to continuously review and update our practices.
The three principles of our health assurance program are:
- Comprehensive health surveillance: Real-time integration of clinical, production and diagnostic data to make informed decisions and the implementation of innovative and validated technologies to collect and test diagnostic samples.
- Commitment to animal welfare: Conduct continuous training of animal caretakers and proactive scientific evaluation of farm practices.
- Science-based biosecurity: We conduct systematic risk assessments in farms, feed mills and truck washes. Based on those assessments, we design and implement comprehensive plans to mitigate risks. We collaborate with multiple organizations to develop tools and guidelines to minimize disease introduction.
These principles and our industry collaboration drove the development of the BioShield™ biosecurity program. The goal of the BioShield™ program is to prevent disease introduction and dissemination, thereby promoting animal wellbeing.
We share our knowledge, guidance and resources with customers and the swine industry to collectively keep the swine herd and supply healthy.
Health Assurance Resources
Health Assurance Portal
Access to all PIC Health Assurance tools and reference materials.
BioShield™ is a comprehensive set of standardized processes, resources, and training materials to maintain our high-health supply and protect customer herds.
Training Videos – English
Refresh your biosecurity knowledge or train others with our library of animated biosecurity training videos in English.
Training Videos – Spanish
Refresh your biosecurity knowledge or train others with our library of animated biosecurity training videos in Spanish.
Diseases have a significant impact on production, financials, staff morale and farm reputation.