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: