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The BPEX Pig Health Scheme is the BPEX herd health scheme that could save you money through improving your herd health!

The scheme uses specialist pig vets to assess a range of health conditions in pig carcases slaughtered in specialist pig abattoirs throughout Britain. Experts estimate that using information provided by the scheme could help reduce production costs by up to 5p per kg.

The scheme aims to assess at least one batch of pigs from each scheme member’s unit every quarter.

BPHS extended until 2015

The BPEX Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) has been extended for a further 12 months the BPEX board has confirmed, following its discussions last week (w/c 13 Jan)..

The scheme is being extended while BPEX continues its work with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and abattoirs to develop CCIR (Collection and Communication of Inspection Results) to provide a similar quality of post mortem data on pig health issues as is currently delivered by veterinary assessment through the BPHS.

It is part of a transition process to incorporate key elements of the current BPHS system into a single, cost-effective CCIR system which provides good quality abattoir post mortem data feedback.

Scheme administration enquiries: 0247 647 8877

More information: www.pighealth.org.uk

Click here to download the 2005-2008 BPHS Report (970KB)

Click here to download lesion time trends report

Click here to download Exploring the distributions of the lesions across the regions by quarters report

Click here to find out the assessment days for all abattoirs.

Click here to download a membership form.

Click here to view a publication explaining the BPHS Scoring

Click here to view a publication on Interpreting Producer Report Sheets.

Click here to download The English Pig Health Scheme document


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