Biosecurity on the Farm

Recently, we have taken what we know for biosecurity protocol on farm and transferred it to our daily lives to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Let’s take a look at what that really means.

Biosecurity protocols help reduce the risk of a disease or infection outbreak on farm amongst livestock and an outbreak of a zoonotic disease or infection among workers.  Sources of diseases and infections can come from a worker’s clothes or boots which have been exposed to animal manure or biological fluids and even material resources brought on farm.

To prevent the spread of infectious or zoonotic diseases on farm it is important to conduct a hazard or risk assessment to determine the protocols that need to be implemented.

Below is a list of potential hazards that could be a source of disease or infection.  Use the list to determine the potential risk on your farm and develop protocol to prevent the introduction or spread of disease on your farm.