General Biosecurity Steps for Livestock and Poultry Farms

Clean and disinfect any tools or equipment before bringing them across your line of separation. Always wash your hands and use separate clothing and.
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General Biosecurity Steps for Livestock & Poultry Farms Keep animals in a secure area and limit contact with people. Separate sick animals from healthy animals. Ensure fences, barriers and buildings are in working order. Create a line of separation and keep visitors to a minimum on the “clean side” of this line. Control vehicle traffic onto the farm and wash or disinfect vehicles before entering clean areas. Provide either disposable coveralls or barn-specific clothing to necessary visitors. Provide either disposable boots, a boot wash or barn-specific boots for necessary visitors. Clean and disinfect any tools or equipment before bringing them across your line of separation. Always wash your hands and use separate clothing and footwear when you enter the “clean side.”

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