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biosecurity needs far greater consideration.
The more invested producers are in biosecurity
the better the return, if not at least through reduced
medication costs. This demands commitment and
teamwork, good farm management, transparency and
cooperation with veterinarians.
Proper consideration needs to be given to what is to
be achieved through farm biosecurity and a plan drawn
up, covering areas including rodent control, wild bird
proofing and insect control. Regardless of what type of
farm is being managed, plans must cover all inputs and
outputs, looking at hazard analysis and critical control
points (HACCP).
With the plan drawn up and HACCP examined,
there is value in arranging an external audit, as a fresh
pair of eyes will see issues possibly missed by those
on-farm on a day-to-day basis.

Starting as you mean to go on
A good way to judge whether a biosecurity plan
is working in the absence of any obvious issues is to
look at the seven-day weight of broilers. The various
genetics suppliers have guides giving anticipated 7-to10-day weights.
Hygiene can really influence the starter period,
and it is this time that really counts in broiler growth
as whatever a bird does not gain during the first week
cannot be made up for later.
While there are various tools available to protect
flock health, none of these can break the chain of
disease transmission from one production cycle to
the next.
Should a challenge - Salmonella, Campylobacter,
Escherichia coli, or infectious bronchitis, for
example -emerge during production, the only way
to stop transmission to the next flock is through
biosecurity and hygiene.
Where chemistry is concerned, a key aspect is
disinfectant choice, but this is not the whole answer: cleaning must be done first. Water alone is not
sufficient for this, as it will not remove biofilm, and so
a detergent must be used.
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Egg Industry - July 2019
How to properly implement poultry farm biosecurity plans
What the US poultry industry needs to know about ASF
Change your words, change consumer perception
Learn about FFAR poultry projects at the Poultry Tech Summit
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Egg Industry - July 2019 - How to properly implement poultry farm biosecurity plans
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Egg Industry - July 2019 - What the US poultry industry needs to know about ASF
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Egg Industry - July 2019 - Change your words, change consumer perception
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