Trailer cleanliness


Proper washing and disinfection of swine transport trailers is an important step in maintaining biosecurity. A rapid, easy-to-use and reliable way of monitoring surface cleanliness of swine transport trailers is needed for practical industry applications. It has been demonstrated that ATP bioluminescence is a good alternative for monitoring surface cleanliness in swine transport trailers.

In order to test the reliability and feasibility of ATP Bioluminescence in assessing trailer cleanliness, two demonstration sites were established. The project was implemented in two different wash facilities, one in the province of Quebec and the other in Saskatchewan.
For more information, please consult this factsheet (Link)


This demonstration was funded by Swine Innovation Porc within the Swine Cluster 2: Driving Results Through Innovation research program. Funding was provided by Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada through the AgriInnovation Program, provincial producer organizations and industry partners.

We would also like to thank the wash facilities for their participation in the demonstration: Olymel in Saskatchewan and Les Entreprises Denis Paquin in Quebec.