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Biosecurity

The latest information, protocols and research on farm biosecurity to keep contagious diseases and pests from entering livestock farms and spreading to neighboring producers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines. Topics include risk assessment, risk management and risk communication strategies. Register for free to access premium content.

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12 components for avian influenza vaccination programs

Whether an avian influenza vaccination program is preventative or in response to an emergency, various elements can be controlled to ensure success.
Vaccination remains a valuable tool in some countries to prevent or respond to outbreaks of avian influenza. Lean how vaccination strategies can be implemented to achieve maximum effect.
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COVID-19-poultry

100 days of COVID-19 in the poultry industry (and in life)

Although at the beginning of the year we could not imagine how things would be in May, poultry production has more or less continued producing.
Indeed, China sneezed and spread pneumonia to the rest of the world, something that hardly resembles the Mexican saying that "when the United States sneezes, Mexico gets the flu."
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Poultry biosecurity plans prepared humans for COVID-19

As state lawmakers continue to put stay-at-home orders in place, people could learn to be safe by implementing some of the steps associated with poultry biosecurity.
A lot of companies are providing agriculture-related educational worksheets to kids that currently can't go to school, perhaps something on biosecurity could be next and create trust between producers and consumers?
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Essential critical workers

Homeland Security recognizes food, ag sectors as ‘essential’

Guidance document says food and agriculture workers should maintain normal work schedule
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued guidance that includes the food and agriculture industries in its “essential critical infrastructure workforce” that should continue operations during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Biosecurity: What a lesson we are learning from COVID-19!

Do new COVID-19 safety measures remind you of poultry production?
What does this whole COVID-19 issue of locking yourself up at home, of going out only for what it is essential, keeping distance, disinfecting, cleaning up, remind you of? I can only refer to the well-worn idea of biosecurity.
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coronavirus

Sanderson Farms implements COVID-19 response plan

Measures include hand sanitation stations, a ban on travel and more frequent cleaning of processing facilities.
Sanderson Farms is taking action to keep employees safe and ensure the continued production of high-quality poultry products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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