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Equine Biosecurity

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 20, 2011 15:27

Basic Principles of Biosecurity

Putting preventive measures in place to keep animals healthy has been a long-standing and successful practice on Canadian farms. These measures form a biosecurity plan. A biosecurity plan should address how you manage animal, vehicle and human access on the farm; animal health; and operations.

By following the principles below and working with a veterinarian you can play a significant role in keeping your animals and your industry as healthy as possible.

Access Management

Designate distinct zones

Establish distinct zones where varying levels of protection are needed. Define these zones with fences (or other features) and identify them with signs.

Control movements in and between designated zones

Control movements of people, animals, equipment and vehicles

  • into a designated zone,
  • out of a designated zone, and
  • between the designated zones.

This can be done through the use of controlled access points.

for more information http://www/inspection.gc.ca