FCE Pointers: Biosecurity

Emma Longley

Strict biosecurity minimises the risk and spread of disease, maximising flock health and performance.

Location: Farms should be situated at least 3km from other livestock facilities.

Showering on and off: Anyone entering the farm should shower on and off and have a complete change of clothing before entering the farm.

Pest control: Have pest control measures in place (rodent, insects, wild birds).

Cleaning & disinfection: No house/farm can be bio-secure if cleaning & disinfection is not completed to a high standard.  Swabs should be taken to confirm  cleaning & disinfection has been effective and that salmonella levels are zero.

Hand/boot sanitation: Before entering a house sanitise hands and change footwear.

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