Human Role in Biosecurity Is Vital for Effectiveness

Biosecurity is a focused program to protect livestock from diseases, including how to control microorganism transmission into and across the farm from external and internal sources.

A high level of biosecurity in farms is essential to avoid outbreaks. Good farm biosecurity can improve overall flock health, cut the cost of disease treatment, reduce losses and improve farm profitability.

The human aspect of biosecurity needs to include business owners, farm management and staff, visitors, and quality control. Let’s take a look at each of these in more detail to see how they affect the success of biosecurity programs and understand the importance of the human role.