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Biosecurity; what do we know?

Biosecurity is a word frequently used in the poultry industry worldwide but it seems that it is one of those technical terms which has not been well-received. Is biosecurity simply implementing visitor control and farm cleaning? In reality, a solid biosecurity program goes far beyond these.

Biosecurity is a word frequently used in the poultry industry worldwide but it seems that it is one of those technical terms which has not been well-received. Is biosecurity simply implementing visitor control and farm cleaning? In reality, a solid biosecurity program goes far beyond these.

There are so many publications on biosecurity which are available to the industry and I am sure that you have, at least, a couple of them on your desk in your workstation. Many workshops/seminars have been organized over the past 10-15 years to discuss different aspects of a comprehensive biosecurity program. The main objective of all these efforts has been to emphasize how important biosecurity is.

Here are a few questions which we can discuss in this blog :
1. Where are we now compared to a decade ago?
2.  Do you personally believe in biosecurity?
3.  How do you put words into action when it comes to biosecurity?
4.  Does your biosecurity program achieve what you think it does?
5.  If you believe in biosecurity, have you ever tried to encourage your
     colleagues in the industry to take biosecurity measures serious?
6. Why is it so difficult to convince people involved in the industry to pay
     attention to these rules?

 

23 comments

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    Dr.Mehdi.Moghadam

    yes. i think this is true
    are we can do everythings?
    i think no.
    I think biosecurity only a fantasy

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    dr.rao g yepuri

    Yes.people have learnt & benefitted by implementing biosecurity.But, when sustainability of industry is in question, where prices of feed, eggs & spent birds are not economical( no place for convincing )- when 30to60 % of flocks are recycled irrespective of age - then it's a breach of biosecurity in maintaining immunocompromised birds - will become carriers of another episode for South India in early summer.Think twice before recycling.

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    Abdul Aziz e-mail: aziz.abfl@yahoo.com

    Biosecurity is the most important tools to rear the poultry successfully.In that case biosecurity should start from site selection to birds rearing.

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    dr.p.jawahar

    biosecuriyy is starts from purelines to commercials,biosecurity means cleaniness/hygeine in all the activities of poultry.biosecurity is a varriable factor/varies with the kind activities

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    Dr,Rajendra Kumar

    Biosecurity is to secure the life. This means there has to be a balance between pathogens and benificial organisms in such a way that both coexist without harming the life and performance of the host.
    We cannot give sterile environment in a farm. If the organisms exist they exist in both forms i,e pathogenic and non pathogenic.
    So find the ways and means to keep the balance so that the host will be able to build effective immunity levels by way of active immunity and in cases where the pathogens are very virulent can get passive immunity by way of vaccinations.

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    dr.anand

    We can not neglect bio-security,on the contest that" we can not do every thing".Bio-security starts from the poultry campus gate it self.a sign board it self create a type of alertness, what we are doing inside.

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    Dr.Yanko Ivanov and Dr.Ragip Bayraktar

    Good example for the importance of biosecurity is Avian influenza that effects mainly backyard poultry and not commercial farms which have biosecurity system in place.

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    dr. egon vielitz cuxhaven, germany

    biosecurity is a preriqisite for economical poultry-production and includes all me-surement to prevent infection from outside and from inside the farm ie. barrires cleaning + decontamination/ desinfection

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    shashi bhushan kumar

    yes,i do agreed,Biosecurity in poultry is used just for discussion ,hardly applied in practical . I think , it is failuar of the companies , who are not able to convinced the farmer about the returned.

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    Dr.Mehdi.Moghadam

    Dear dr.Yegani (my Patiot)
    please accept my warmest thanks for this blog.you are our Attribute.
    contamination to exist everywhere similar to sensation.
    i think biosecurity is the Vast word.biosecurity be prosperous when everythings Regard and everybody Administrate this.

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    Everett Benjamin

    I have to completely disagree with Dr. Yanko Ivanov and Dr.Ragip Bayraktar when the state, "..Avain influenza that effects mainly backyard poultry..." Avian influenza STARTED with and is a result of raising confinement chickens. BigAg and their mass confinement poultry is the breeding grounds for the Avian bird flu and many other diseases. You will be hard pressed to find any diseases in a "backyard" or freerange poultry flock. Why, because when it comes to what we now call biosecurity, has been practiced by the small flock owner for many years. Additionally, it is easy to keep track of small flocks and know what is going on then to manage 200,000,000 poultry crammed into one building. One major part that commercialized biosecurity completely overlooks is, "stop thinking about the almighty dollar, and concern yourself about the welfare of your poultry and the welfare of the people that your poultry will be feeding or supply eggs to". Let's get some real biosecurity started by getting rid of BigAg and their mass produced confinement poultry and bring back the smaller farmer who implements biosecurity to a degree that BigAg will never know!

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    Dr Naveed

    some thing is better than nothing.i think we must do as we can.

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    Bolarinwa Ganiyu

    Biosecurity to me is a simple word called CLEANLINESS.In as much as it is not possible to complitely eliminate microbes in a farm enviroment,the rule of thumb should be keeping them at non-pathogenic level.

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    issa manasra

    no it is not a fantasy, if you work with a large number of birds, you need all elments of success, and biosecurity is one of them.

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    Dr.Kaiser Makhdoomi

    while the news of avian influnza has spread across the globe ,the poultry producers have started to adopt biosecurity measures.Growing concerns regarding avain influenza strains affecting people and poultry flocks needs urgent measures to strengthen the defence against the disease ,as we have to learn to live with this virus in times to come.
    We have to educate the small poultry producers about biosecurity measures ,as these producers have little access to the veterinarians and know not much about the disease out there and how they are transmitted and controlled.Biosecurity has literally become a buzzword.we have to develope regional biosecurity measures so that individual poultry producers will link each other to help prevent the spread of the disease.

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    Nunnaput

    I belive in biosecurity,I think it very important for every farms and export. Biosecurity will help poultry farms save from bird flu.

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    Dr.Osama Al-Rugaie

    Thats good.

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    dr danveer singh

    it is duty of tecnical people to make biosequrity effective by changing the perception of the people involved with the industry.this will lead to effective action in this regard.

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    Nathaniel Nimi Enebi

    Biosecurity is the best thing to have happened to the Poultry industry in the recent time, It has been able to keep diseases at bay on many farms, It has also increase the farmer's income drastically, i think all farmers all over the world should embrace it.

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    DR. MOHAMED KISHTAH

    Thanks alot for all informations we have seen related to bio security issues and i do belive in the sound system and i do change the people perciption and effectivelly reach(practically) what we need from BIOSECURITY.

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    Dr Emma

    Biosecurity is very important and very valuable but to implement the biosecurity is not as hard as to teach people and make them understand why they need to practised the biosecurity in the livestock industry.

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    A.D.Nath

    Yes Bioscurity is very important.it is not at all a fantasy.The people those faced the AI situation already understood what is its output.

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    Merve Ocaktar

    I believe in biosecurity. That is the best protection against all disease, but many people do not know how will make it.

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