Biosecurity management for sheep – XL Vets

13 Aug 2018

Flock health status and management is different on every farm. This booklet will help you to review the biosecurity risks to your farm. Each section will allow you to quickly gather information about your farm and help you to assess the level of risk associated with particular management practices. This booklet can be used as a tool to help you and your vet prioritise and plan your biosecurity strategy, including vaccination priorities. Working through this booklet with the help of your own vet will allow you to develop a comprehensive biosecurity policy which is specific to your farm and that is practical to implement. When you have developed your biosecurity policy, don’t forget to review and update it at least once a year.

Biosecurity is a simple management plan to reduce the risk of disease entering your farm and to reduce the risk of it spreading once on your farm. Take the time to consider your biosecurity management plan with the help of your vet and avoid the risk of introducing diseases which could have serious and long-term financial effects on your
farm’s profitability.

Biosecurity measures differ for different diseases and the disease control measures described in this booklet represent general biosecurity advice. Further information and advice about specific disease control measures should always be discussed with your vet.


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