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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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Even Moses knew about biosecurity

Basic biosecurity principles have been the same for centuries, but there are still opportunities for improvement, Wayne Farms veterinarian says

Dr. Joel Cline, corporate veterinarian for Wayne Farms, says the basic principles of biosecurity in the poultry industry have not changed in decades.


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Wageningen study shows lasers prevent avian flu’s spread

Lasers prove effective in deterring migrating waterfowl from appearing on poultry farms
Wageningen University released the results of research on a poultry farm that suffered visits from wild waterfowl, which are a source of the avian influenza virus (AIV
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Is the US poultry industry ready for another HPAI outbreak?

The 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza impacted the US poultry industry a great deal, should the issue arise again, commercial producers may be more prepared now than then.
Small flocks may not utilize biosecurity practices and proper communication correctly, this could pose a threat.
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We could use the help of vets in this pandemic

Veterinarians have the educational background and expertise to help solve many epidemic and pandemic issues, including vaccinating people.
It seems that zoonoses have been the cause of many of the epidemics and pandemics, and veterinarians have always been there.
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Wild bird surveillance, biosecurity measures against HPAI

U.S. poultry agencies are enhancing safety programs after reported outbreaks in Europe and Asia.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) stepped up its wild bird surveillance program and poultry biosecurity audits in the wake of ongoing outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in both Europe and Asia.
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