The poultry industries in several continents remains at risk because of avian influenza outbreaks. Are the birds in your flocks protected by good biosecurity practices? The following articles, featuring insights from poultry health experts, can give you some good pointers.
A biosecurity system is based on three major components: conceptual biosecurity, structural biosecurity and procedural biosecurity. -- Dr. Mueez Ahmad, technical support veterinarian, Neogen Corp.
“Not everything is under your control. So you’d better control the things that you can.” -- Dr. Duane Murphy, veterinarian, Farbest Foods
Parts of the Secrue Food Supply plans, a joint effort between industry, state governments, academia and the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – worked. Other parts did not. -- Dr. James Roth, distinguished professor at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
When farmers are drawing up a biosecurity plan, they need to think of their operation from the top down and perhaps use an aerial photo of their property. -- Dr. Gergory Martin, educator and extension specialist, Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension
Thailand’s avian influenza outbreak in 2004 served as the trigger for Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC (CPF) to design and build a broiler complex using HACCP principles to exclude avian influenza to serve export markets.
Thanks to swift action following the first appearance of the disease, avian influenza in the Netherlands was limited to three indoor layer flocks, one broiler breeder farm, and one duck rearing farm. Two additional farms were culled preventatively.