Biosecurity is a set of practices used to prevent the diseases and the pathogens that carry them – viruses, bacteria, funguses, parasites and other microorganisms – away from animals, property, and people.
Livestock farms should practice biosecurity every day. By practicing good biosecurity, you can reduce the risk of infectious diseases being carried onto your property by people, animals, equipment, or vehicles. You will also help protect other farms and animals by preventing the spread of disease.
UMASH has developed various educational resources which address biosecurity measures:
- 6 Tips for Biosecurity – A Guide for Youth Livestock Exhibitors is intended for youth exhibiting animals at county fairs or similar animal venues
- Protecting Pigs and People from the Flu is an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. This video is available in English and Spanish
- Animal Handling Training Guides: Swine The Upper Midwest is home to swine production. From farrow to finish, producers need to be aware of the risks associated with hog farming and take precautions to avoid illness and injury.