0624LivestockBiosecuritysr.cfm Tips to ensure biosecurity
Home News Livestock Crops Markets Hay, Range & Pasture Home & Family Classifieds Resources This Week's Journal
Commerical Hay Equipment For The Farm
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer

New Video's 03/13/2014
Cattlemen's Video Center

Farm Survey

Journal Getaways

Reader Comment:
by ohio bo

"An excellent essay on fairs that brought back many memories for me. In my part"....Read the story...
Join other discussions.

Tips to ensure biosecurity


As the recent events with Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) so vividly exhibited, we must never let our guard down when it comes to biosecurity for us or our animals. That said, we also must face the realization that we or our animals will get sick regardless of any precautions we take.

Maintaining a close working relationship with your local veterinarian is imperative. A veterinarian can help establish pre- and post-trip protocols, including quarantine requirements.

The Spring 2011 edition of the Colorado Department of Agriculture Animal Industries newsletter included a list of 27 reportable diseases. Acute death or exhibition of clinical signs is a justification for reporting, even prior to a positive diagnostic test.

Siebert, et.al. have written a broad overview of biosecurity issues that can be viewed at www.traill.uiue.edu/biosecurity. Some tips listed the article include:

--maintain as much distance as possible from other animals;

--minimize direct contact in wash racks and when traveling to and from pens;

--keep aisles clean;

--regularly clean pens;

--do not share animal care equipment or supplies;

-- if contact is made with other animals, wash your hands and disinfect boots and clothing before returning to your animals;

--prohibit the public from eating or drinking around animal exhibits;

--discourage direct contact of the animals by the public; and

--quarantine new, sick animals and those returning home from another location for at least 30 days (60 days is recommended for swine).

For more information on biosecurity measures or reportable diseases, contact your local Extension office or visit www.extension.colostate.edu/SEA.

Web hpj.com

Copyright 1995-2014.  High Plains Publishers, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Any republishing of these pages, including electronic reproduction of the editorial archives or classified advertising, is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or comments you can reach us at
High Plains Journal 1500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., P.O. Box 760, Dodge City, KS 67801 or call 1-800-452-7171. Email: webmaster@hpj.com


Archives Search

NCBA Convention

United Sorghum Checkoff Program

Inside Futures

Editorial Archives

Browse Archives