Biosecurity

Biosecurity involves keeping facilities safe and disease-free. Biosecurity protocols should be well known and implemented by all farm staff members.

Cleanliness and disinfection, personal hygiene and contaminant control are important areas of attention when it comes to ensuring the health of your litter.

Explore the articles below to learn more about the processes for conserving your clean facilities.

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Articles

Salmonellosis belongs to the most important foodborne zoonoses throughout the world. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), each year over 90,000 salmonellosis cases are reported in the European Union. While for the United States, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths occur every year. Read more

Biosecurity is taking measures to protect your birds from harmful biological agents, like viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. In commercial poultry production, this generally means total confinement operations with strict rules to maintain flock health such as shower-in and out systems, special clothing, disinfection, and other measures. In small production or “backyard” poultry operations these measures aren’t always a reality. However, there are steps that should be taken to help promote biosecurity and safety for small production flocks. Read more