BIOSECURITY MEASURES FOR YOUR GAMEFARM

The following Biosecurity Measures are as follows:

1. Traffic control for both people and animals
2. Cleaning and Disinfection
3. Farm Isolation
4. Rodent and Insect Control
5. Vaccination

1. TRAFFIC CONTROL FOR BOTH PEOPLE AND ANIMALS

  • Limit the number of visitors to the farm.
  • Log visitors and indicate last farm visited.
  • Farm must be fenced.
  • Hang a biosecurity sign or NO AUTHORIZED ENTRY sign at the gate.
  • Doors to each house may be kept locked to reduced unauthorized entry.
  • Visit farms or houses in order from youngest to oldest flock.
  • Visit sick flock last.

2. CLEANING AND DISINFECTION

  • Clean and disinfect houses before arrival of new batch of birds.
  • Remove unnecessary equipment inside the farm.
  • Farm workers should shower and wear clean clothes to work.
  • Make a habit of hand washing.
  • Footwear should be dipped in the footbath between each house
  • No sharing of farm equipment.
  • Disinfect as early as possibly after houses are cleared.
  • Use approved disinfection program
  • Be systematic and thorough in disinfecting buildings, feed bodega, workers quarters, area around the buildings, water circuits, vectors – where insects and rodents are.
  • Check quality of water.

3. FARM ISOLATION

  • Assign a holding area for incoming birds and quarantine.
  • Fence the perimeter of the farm.
  • Do not use open bodies of water such as a pond or lake as a source.
  • Farm should be 0.5km radius away from another farm.

4. RODENT AND INSECT CONTROL

  • Miminize animal activity around the poultry houses. This include pets, wild animals, and other farm animals.
  • No mixing of animal species.
  • Minimize feed spillage.
  • Set up rodent tarps in necessary.
  • Protect against predators.

5. VACCINATION

  • The administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen.
  • An ideal way of protecting the flock from viral and some bacterial diseases.