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The pig and poultry industries have been practising excellent biosecurity and disease control for decades, with high stocking densities and valuable populations – these industries operate a zero tolerance to disease, with strict health status, hygiene, and comprehensive vaccination...
The term biosecurity refers to the measures taken to prevent the introduction and/or spread of disease in a poultry flock. It is important for every poultry operation to develop, and implement, a biosecurity plan. ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE BIOSECURITY PLAN ISOLATION It is...
Keeping your livestock safe from microbes, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, is the biosecurity goal that all farms should have. Wearing clean, sanitized footwear helps meet this goal as foot traffic moves microbes to and around the farm. Help...
This video is a great reminder of the importance of separating “clean” and “dirty” areas at the entry of the barn. Avoiding any contact between these areas is important for minimizing the chance of brining pathogens into the bird...
By, Mark Beaven Ethoguard Introduction As the fall season approaches, the poultry industry faces a critical juncture when it comes to safeguarding flocks from potential threats. The migration of waterfowl, including ducks and geese, can bring with it the risk of...
Dusts, or aerosols, form a significant vector for micro-organisms in livestock farming. They must be considered in a comprehensive approach to biosecurity in animal production. Thus, disinfection by air is a very effective technique to reduce infection pressure during...
As the summer solstice passes and the days begin to grow shorter, now is the time to begin planning for the fall autumnal waterfowl migration from their summering grounds up north to their wintering grounds in the south. August...
The poultry industry in North America, including Canada, is facing a heightened threat from Avian Influenza due to the spread of the virus by wild birds. With infected wild birds found throughout the United-States and Canada, the risk of...
Source: Cackle Hatchery Biosecurity for chickens includes all precautions you take to protect your flock from coming down with a disease. The more precautions you take, the better chance your chickens have to remain healthy. The fewer precautions you take,...
A Danish Entry is a Great Biosecurity Tool. As concerns about animal diseases and biosecurity continue to rise, it's becoming increasingly important for farmers to take proactive measures to prevent the spread of diseases on their farms. One such measure...
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