Biosafety measures vary from Indiana farm to farm

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Amid a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, Indiana farmers have taken steps to protect their herds.

Bruce Laub, who has a 9,500-head hog farm in DeKalb County, told The (Auburn) Star that preventive steps are necessary. If people want to come see his pigs, he has them do it during the summertime when there's more air movement and less risk of introducing viruses.

Veterinarian Mike Lemmon says Whiteshire Hamroc farm in Albion takes several steps to blocking viruses, including requiring anyone who wants to see an area where hogs are kept to shower on premises and wear clothes provided by the farm. Also, it doesn't allow pigs from other farms on its property.

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