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Table 2 Questionnaire responses (n = 50) on GVP knowledge

From: Good vaccination practice: it all starts with a good vaccine storage temperature

Question Response (%)
1 Are vaccination tasks performed by the swine farmer himself or with the help of other farm personnel?
 a. Yes 50%
 b. No 50%
2 What is the temperature range for storage of vaccines in the refrigerator?
 a. 0–5 °C 14%
b. 2–8 °C 80%
 c. Doesn’t matter as long as refrigerated 6%
3 What time interval is needed to warm a vaccine from storage temperature to room temperature (18-20 °C)?
 a. 1 h 76%
b. 5 h 18%
 c. 10 h 2%
 d. The day before vaccination 4%
4 When freezing of vaccines occurs during storage, what is the consequence?
a. Antigen in the vaccine damaged 78%
 b. No negative effect on immunity 16%
 c. Stronger immune response 6%
5 How long can a vaccine bottle after first use still be stored without quality decrease and with full vaccine efficacy?
a. 24 h 62%
 b. 1 week 28%
 c. 1 month 4%
 d. Until expiry date 6%
6 What is the optimal needle management?
 a. Needles until broken 6%
 b. Disposable needle every 10 litters 36%
c. Disposable needle every litter 58%
7 What is the ideal dimension (length & diameter) for vaccination of piglets during the first week of life?
a. Length 9 mm, diameter 0.8 mm 58%
 b. Length 12 mm, diameter 1.0 mm 22%
 c. Length 16 mm, diameter 0.8 mm 20%
8 What is the correct injection site for vaccines in the neck region?
 a. In the lower region of the neck 18%
b. 2 fingers behind the ear 52%
 c. Just in front of schoulder 30%
  1. Correct answers are in bold