Getting the Measure of Biosecurity02 July 2015
UK - How often do you measure and evaluate your biosecurity procedures? the Aviagen Global Technical Transfer Team asks.
Every farm or facility has biosecurity procedures in place but the real question is, are they the correct procedures?
Are they effective in tackling the specific biosecurity issues in your flock?
There is no point closing the windows but leaving the doors wide open!
Aviagen believes a true biosecurity programme should be:
- Cost effective
- Part of the staff training programme
- Financially resourced
- Reviewed regularly
A clear programme of hygiene management should be in place to prevent disease from entering the farm via both humans and animals. Auditing is a key part of that programme.
Appropriate procedures for cleaning and disinfection must be in place and evaluation should highlight any deficiencies in the process.
These issues must be addressed and a second audit undertaken to capture the optimum conditions and the measures necessary to maintain the same level of biosecurity.
Good training and an understanding of the tasks involved is critical to an effective biosecurity plan.
Put simply; audit, action and evaluate on a regular basis if you want your biosecurity to measure up.
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