In the event that a foreign pathogen is introduced into U.S. swine herds, the single most important biosecurity step is bio-containment, according to Don Levis, extension swine specialist at the University of Nebraska, and veterinarian Rodney "Butch" Baker of Iowa State University. However, bio-containment is often overlooked. Levis and Dr. Baker created a publication providing guidelines for developing a biosecurity plan for swine herds.

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