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, Egg Industry and Pig International magazines. Topics include risk assessment, risk management and risk communication strategies.
Audits being conducted in Iowa poultry to safeguard against threat of avian influenza and other diseases
April 10, 2018
In light of recent cases of avian influenza in the United States and to safeguard against the threat of the virus and other poultry diseases, the Iowa Poultry Association (IPA), in cooperation with the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) has nearly completed the process of auditing layer and pullet flocks in the state.
Turkey Farmers of Canada receives money to enhance animal welfare, biosecurity and food safety
April 6, 2018
The Canadian government is investing in the country’s turkey industry by allocating nearly CA$240,000 (US$187,000) to the Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) to assist producers in meeting the highest animal welfare, biosecurity and food safety standards.
With two recent cases of avian influenza reported in the United States and two cases in Mexico, it is particularly important that all poultry operations have a good biosecurity plan in place, as well as a specific person designated as the biosecurity coordinator.
How much protection is needed? What diseases do you need to prevent? How much can you justify to spend on insurance? These are some of the questions every producer should answer to establish biosecurity protocols.
Avian influenza is a major concern for the poultry industry. The best way to prevent avian influenza on poultry farms is by incorporating biosecurity measures. At the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is hosting a biosecurity program designed for poultry and egg producers and live operations personnel.
The International Egg Commission (IEC) Avian Influenza Expert Group has developed the Practical Biosecurity Check List that it is designed to help egg businesses develop and improve their overall levels of biosecurity.