Frequently Forgotten Measures to Maintain Biosecurity on Farms

by 5m Editor
16 August 2013, at 6:23am

GLOBAL - Some of the fastest, cheapest and simplest measures to prevent spread of bacteria - disinfecting footwear and sanitising hands with anti-bactericidal hand soap - are measures that have been neglected over a period of time.

A very small effort that really should spread among farmers and workers because recent studies have again clearly proven that farm boot samples are an important risk factor for Salmonella prevalence of 19.7 per cent (Prev. Vet Med., 2011).

If disinfection baths are adequately used and located in strategic places, they are a good additional measure for biosecurity at the farm.

Additionally, the presence of foot baths draws the attention of staff and visitors to the importance of biosecurity on farm grounds (Amass et al., 2000; Pritchard, 2003).

Further Reading

You can view CID Lines' product catalogue to maintain biosecurity by clicking here.