Filtration of incoming air
can reduce risk of contamination

Hatting, Europe's largest producer of boar semen for artificial insemination, is fighting airborne diseases by installing air filtration systems on their 10 facilities in Denmark. Learn more about their ways to reduce the risk of contamination.

In the fight against airborne diseases, Hatting A/S is installing wall inlet filters on their 10 facilities in Denmark. SKOV delivered the filter system, including the filters from AAF International, the world's largest manufacturer of air filtration solutions.

Hatting is Europe's largest producer of boar semen for artificial insemination. The company operates ten facilities in Denmark and has some of the world's best boars at its disposal. Hatting has over 3,000 boars and sells around 4.5 million semen doses a year.

Based on an outbreak of PRRS at its facility in Horsens in July 2019, Hatting started various risk reduction initiatives to better protect their boars against infections.

One of the most significant initiatives of the facility was to install a new air filtration system to reduce the risk of airborne diseases.

Reducing the risk of contamination
The solution is based on positive pressure ventilation, meaning that unfiltered air is not drawn into the house when, for example, doors open.

A box with fan and filters is mounted on the outside of each air inlet in the livestock house. The fan pushes the air through two filters before it enters the house with the boars. It creates a positive pressure in the house and prevents any unfiltered air from entering the house.