Pre-harvest measures are the first step to control food safety hazards and improving public health and should begin as far up the supply chain as possible to be most effective.
Attention to egg-pack quality, incubation, sanitation, and in ovo vaccination go a long way toward reducing pathogen loads.
Researchers created video games (digital field experiments), which puts players into swine operations and requires them to make decisions.
Knowledge about proper filtration continues to grow as viruses continue to challenge the swine industry.
Silos are tall, complex structures, and it is therefore easy for food stuffs to accumulate in hard-to-reach places.
People who work with pigs often overlook zoonotic diseases as a work place hazard.
Dairy Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia have a range of information resources that relate to those emergency plans - including farm biosecurity plans, cattle health statements, specific disease documents, the Livestock Production Assurance program and the National Livestock Identification System.
This US Department of Agriculture (USDA) infographic provides a reference on how to protect your premises from African swine fever (ASF) and other animal diseases.
Buying in cattle can connect a holding to more than 1,000 other farms in any given year, an analysis of British Cattle Movement Survey (BCMS) data has found.
As pig farmers fine-tune their biosecurity plans in the face of increased foreign animal disease (FAD) pressure, many are turning to composting to handle daily mortality.