The Second Stage of the USDA and AUPB project: Free Testing for Pig Farms


This year, 50 pig farms were given the opportunity to test feed ingredients for mycotoxins, and 25 were given the opportunity for comprehensive veterinary testing.

During the second phase of the project «Animal Health in Ukraine», the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders i together with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided pig farms with the opportunity to test feed raw materials for mycotoxins, as well as to detect pathogens in the respiratory, gastrointestinal, reproductive tracts by bacteriology and to test the detected microorganisms for antibiotic sensitivity. Laboratory tests include:

— determination of the content of a complex of major mycotoxins (aflatoxin B1, ochratoxin A, zearalenone, DON, fumonisins, T-2 toxin), general toxicity and the number of mold and yeast fungi

— bacteriological study of the respiratory complex of diseases of pigs together with the determination of antibiotic sensitivity (MIC);

— bacteriological study of the gastrointestinal complex of diseases of pigs with the determination of antibiotic sensitivity (MIC);

— bacteriological study of endometritis pathogens with the determination of antibiotic susceptibility (MIC);

We remind you that with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in the first phase of the project (2023), twenty pig farms received free laboratory veterinary tests, including member enterprises of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders operating in the de-occupied territories or in the regions most affected by russian military aggression.

The Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders is a non-profit, voluntary organization founded by Ukrainian pork producers. The main purposes of the association are representation and protection of rights and interests of farms of the association, assistance in development and introduction of new technologies for efficient production of pork, expansion of sales markets, and protection of domestic sales market.