BIOSECURITY IN PRACTICE
It's about doing small things right all the time.
Canadian Swine Health Board: An organization mandated to provide leadership, coordination and support in the management of the health of the Canadian swine herd. The CSHB is working to develop and implement a long term strategy for control of diseases in the hog industry. To date, biosecurity and best management practices have been developed for the hog industry.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency: A public service primarily responsible for protecting and promoting Canada’s animal, plant and food industries. The CFIA has developed a fact sheet that summarizes swine diseases, sources of swine diseases and biosecurity principles for swine producers.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs: OMAFRA is responsible for the food, agriculture and rural sectors of the Canadian province of Ontario. The OMAFRA has developed a biosecurity checklist that may be used to assess the strength of a particular producer's biosecurity program.
University of Missouri: U of M has released an article that outlines some suggestions to improve a swine operations’ biosecurity program. Such topics discussed are: the control of people, pig flow, facilities, sick pigs, feed, waste management as well as introducing new animals.
Biosecurity for Today's Swine Operation
Le centre de développement du porc du Québec: Has released a reader-friendly article that artistically portrays important concepts of biosecurity, exploring primarily the multiple routes for disease transmission.
Biosecurity: A "Must" for the entire Hog Production Industry
Swine Disease Eradication Centre, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Biosecurity protocols for the prevention of spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency: A public service primarily responsible for protecting and promoting Canada’s animal, plant and food industries. The CFIA has developed a fact sheet that summarizes avian diseases, sources of avian diseases and biosecurity principles for avian producers.
Bird Health Basics: How to Prevent and Detect Disease in Backyard Flocks and Pet Birds
United States Department of Agriculture: USDA is the governing body for food, agriculture and natural resources in the United States of America. The USDA has developed several fact sheets that cover biosecurity basics, biosecurity for poultry, biosecurity for pet birds as well as biosecurity for wild birds.
Biosecurity - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
University of Alberta, Poultry Research Centre: The University of Alberta strives to advance the poultry industry through research and education. Several informative videos that describe the principles of poultry biosecurity can be found on their website.
Welcome to the Poultry Research Centre
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs: OMAFRA is responsible for the food, agriculture and rural sectors of the Canadian province of Ontario. The OMAFRA has developed a fact sheet for commercial poultry producers. This website provides information on some major poultry infectious diseases, sources of infections as well as some major components of a successful biosecurity program.
Biosecurity Recommendations for Commercial Poultry Flocks in Ontario
Biosecurity Recommendations for Small Flock Poultry Owners
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs: OMAFRA is responsible for the food, agriculture and rural sectors of the Canadian province of Ontario. The OMAFRA has developed the following fact sheet that provides information on preventing the introduction and spread of infectious diseases.
Livestock Disease Control and Prevention
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs: OMAFRA is responsible for the food, agriculture and rural sectors of the Canadian province of Ontario. The OMAFRA has developed a fact sheet for the equine industry that provides information on major infectious diseases and the means of their spread, as well as recommendations to prevent the spread of infectious diseases using biosecurity principles.
Oklahoma State University: OSU has released an article entitled “Biosecurity in the Beef Cattle Industry”. This link defines the different levels of biosecurity; as well, it lists many components of a successful biosecurity program.
OSU Fact Sheets
The University of Tennessee: U of T has released an article entitled “Biosecurity for the Beef Herd”. This link will introduce and elaborate on the fundamental principles of biosecurity, this includes: isolation, traffic control and sanitation.
UT Extension Publications
New Mexico State University: NMSU has released an article entitled “Biosecurity on the Beef and Dairy Operation”. This website will elaborate on the principles of a successful biosecurity program.
NM State University: Biosecurity on the Beef and Dairy Operation
Canadian Food Inspection Agency: The CFIA has developed a fact sheet that outlines some general biosecurity principles regarding the dairy industry.
Biosecurity for Dairy Herds
Canadian Animal Health Coalition: Promoting a Collaborative Approach to Animal Health
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Basic Principles of Biosecurity
Animal Health Starts on the Farm - Resources
New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program
Test Your Farm's Biosecurity
The Use of Disinfectants in a Biosecurity Program
University of California Davis
Basic Equine Facility Biosecurity For Horse Owners and Horse Professionals
Alberta Veterinary Medical Association & Alberta Equestrian Federation
Equine Biosecurity Principles and Best Practices
PennState, College of Agricultural Sciences - Dairy & Animal Science
EHV-1, Biosecurity & Equine Health Management
National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Dairy Sector
Ottawa, January 21, 2011: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), is developing a voluntary national farm-level biosecurity standard for the dairy sector.
An advisory group will guide the development of the standard. This group will be composed of representatives from DFC, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, academia, and provincial and federal governments.
"Canadian producers have a long-standing commitment to creating and implementing effective biosecurity programs on their farms," said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. "The standard will build on this foundation by providing goals, objectives and measurable targets. Sound farm-level biosecurity protects animal health and maintains consumer confidence in Canadian products."
"Biosecurity at farm level is an important tool for preventing the occurrence of diseases in dairy herds," said Jacques Laforge, President of Dairy Farmers of Canada. "Developing a national standard, based on current practices, will encourage wider adoption of best practices on farms across the country. DFC is pleased to continue collaborating with the government on biosecurity and other initiatives that strengthen the dairy industry."
A benchmarking exercise will be conducted at the farm-level to help determine current biosecurity practices in the Canadian dairy industry. The exercise will also highlight existing best management practices and will give producers an opportunity to input into the standard.
The national standard is expected to be completed by spring 2012 and will focus on the broad issues affecting biosecurity. Biosecurity refers to activities that can be done to minimize the risk of introducing and spreading disease and pests.
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Ontario Pork Industry Council
Executive Summary of the OPIC Biosecurity Gap Analysis and Risk Assessment of Ontario's Pork Industry Report
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège (FVM).
Biosecurity SOP applied to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liege
Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Small Animal Clinic - Infection Control Manual
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Large Animal Clinic and Field Service - Infection Control Manual
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
Ontario Veterinary Biosecurity Initiative Website
Protocol 3: Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Veterinarians
Protocol 2: Veterinary Facility Biosecurity