Biosecurity Management
Page 09 /

This FAAST Review was Meant to:

  1. Discuss the importance of biosecurity in preventing and controlling the spread of disease
  2. Discuss the impacts of biosecurity at the farm, provincial, national, and international level 
  3. Discuss prevention and management strategies for reducing the risk of introducing and transmitting pathogens on your farm
  4. Discuss biosecurity threats in species-specific industries and best practices to manage the risks associated with each disease 

After this FAAST Review, You Should Now Know:

Section 1:

  • What biosecurity is and how it relates to antimicrobial stewardship 
  • Why biosecurity is important and its role in reducing the risk of transmitting pathogens at not only the farm level, but also the national level 
  • The difference between external and internal biosecurity, and the importance of both biosecurity components 
  • How to identify biosecurity opportunities on your own farm

Section 2:

  • The importance of biosecurity in the beef industry, particularly as it relates to Johne’s disease
  • What Johne’s disease is, the bacteria that causes it, and how it is easily transmitted in cattle
  • The impacts of Johne’s disease at the farm-level
  • Internal and external biosecurity measures to protect against Johne’s disease

Section 3:

  • What Staphylococcus areus is and the importance of reducing spread of this bacteria through the implementation of biosecurity measures 
  • The importance of implementing both external and internal biosecurity measures and how this protects dairy farms from becoming infected with Staphylococcus areus
  • Best management practices to reduce the spread of Staphylococcus areus on a dairy farm

Section 4:

  • The importance of maintaining good biosecurity practices in the poultry industry, particularly in relation to reducing the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza
  • What highly pathogenic avian influenza is, why it is a concern for the poultry industry, and how this disease can be protected against 
  • Internal and external biosecurity practices to prevent and reduce the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza on your poultry farm

Section 5:

  • Main routes of disease transmission on swine operations 
  • What African Swine Fever (ASF) is, the risks associated with this disease, and the impacts that an ASF outbreak can have on the swine industry 
  • Best internal and external biosecurity practices for preventing the introduction of ASF on your farm

Section 6:

  • The importance of biosecurity measures in the veal industry, particularly as they relate to preventing and controlling the spread of Salmonella Dublin
  • The risks and impacts associated with a Salmonella Dublin infection on a veal operation 
  • Appropriate internal and external biosecurity measures to prevent the introduction of this pathogen on your farm
  • Management strategies to reduce the spread of this pathogen within your operation