13 Aug 2018
Biosecurity is a word that has often been associated with disinfectant-soaked straw and endless welly and tyre washing. In reality it is a simple management system to reduce the risk of infectious diseases being introduced into, and spreading through a herd, thereby saving time and money. Biosecurity systems do not have to be complex, and in fact are much more proficient if they are not. What is important is that they are understood by all, and easily implemented.
Biosecurity reduces/prevents the introduction of new diseases onto a farm from outside sources, and can include vaccination as one of its measures.