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Follow biosecurity practices
regardless of rank or relationship
erly enter poultry barns. The training tool includes videos of mistakes - like using plastic boot covers pulled
out of the garbage - and quizzes workers on biosecurity
mistakes and protocols.
Biosecure culture requires everyone to comply regardless of status. But, according to her findings, people are less
likely to comply with biosecure practices when they are a
member of the family. Family is no less likely to introduce
disease into the poultry house than anyone else. This is
especially important on farms where the family is heavily
involved with caring for the animals.
Measure biosecurity compliance
After setting a standard for biosecurity and training employees on the expectations, the final step is to actually monitor and measure compliance. Racicot said providing critical feedback, and improving on existing practices,
requires accurate measurement of compliance.
One way to measure compliance is using questionnaires. However, they are subjective and Racicot said
there's a low correlation between what's observed and
what's reported. A better way to get an exact picture
is using camera observation at entrances. Racicot said
the visible presence of a camera alone will increase
Show examples of correct and
As part of their training, employees should be shown
examples of acceptable and unacceptable behavior.
Racicot said seeing these examples help employees adhere to biosecurity standards.
For example, she said she's working on a project developing training tools showing why and how to prop-
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