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Biosecurity for poultry

Management of Farm Biosecurity

Published: August 1, 2011
There are many definitions of bio-security and in simple words we can define it as "keeping the birds away from the pathogens or keeping the pathogens away from the birds" The word "Bio-security" is most preached word in the modern poultry and live- stock industries but unfortunately most of the time and in most parts of the world it is generally neglected or violated. Bio-security is most i...
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Munawar Ali
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Sameh Elkoussy
2 de agosto de 2011

Doctor Ali
Thanks for your good issue, but we need your new concept about biosecurity, what about pathogen which can be transmitted by air?

Maqsood Jaffery
2 de agosto de 2011
Thanks for inputs about biosecurity inputs. There is no substitute for biosecurity measures. For qualification to exports we have to meet international standards like HACCP etc where it will be compulsory to produce poultry products pathogen free but at the same time without antibiotic residue. In more than 30 countries antibiotic growth promotors has banned. Being a part of global community we have to observe/ implement these requirements for our poultry products. poultry production meeting international standards will have more dependance upon biosecurity for better performance in pathogen free environment. Maqsood Jaffery
Anas Ahmad Khan
2 de agosto de 2011

Biosecurity is the major need of todays modern poultry industry. In order to meet the challenges of future particularly the production of pathogen free poultry product for export, we have to modify our current practices of biosecurity. Currently we are more focusing on the disinfection and sanitization of farm premesis and houses as it is a vital part of biosecurity strategy but simultaneously we have to think about the sanitization of drinking water and hygiene of feed particularly for breeders. Drinking water and finished feed are best vehicles for most of the enteeric pathogens such as Salmonella, E Coli, Campylobacter and Clostridium and re-contamination of feed and water is the major challenge for a successful HACCP.
Anas Ahmad Khan

Suguna Group
3 de agosto de 2011


Thanks for the good article.

Could you give the biosecurity measures to follow in feed mill.

Dr. Arshaq A Ramzee
3 de agosto de 2011
This article speak volumes to the experience of the author, Dr. Munawar, he rightly urge all the plan to prevent pathogens to reach animals. You have to fit in different methods of bio-security according to individual farm situations. You must think and visualize the plan, then find the easy ways to implement the plan. But in the end must also take audit of the plan, audit is must and it will reflect the success of your plan and if something is still wanting then plan could be readjusted. Well done Dr. Munawar.
Satyanand Rao
Narsipur Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
3 de agosto de 2011
Very rightly said, Bio-security is a good investment. Suggest do visit narsipur.co.in for a range of products on bio-security
Dr Muhammad Arshad  Manj
SB Feed
3 de agosto de 2011

A O A, ramazan mubarak to everyone here in this forum, it is a good effort by dr munawar sb . for the success of a biosecurity programme. it is very important to implement &audit the programme .it is bcs the person implementing the biosecurity measures is not aware of the importance of the operation . normally a shed supervisor is deputed to implement the practice. i think there must b a special admn officer for the monitoring of the foot dip, hand dip ,wheel dip ,concentration of disinfectant in water, contact time,spray procedure etc. whenever the aove mentioned practices r checked ,in 80% cases the result was zero. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO DEPUTE A TECHNICALLY WELL KNOWLAGEABLE PERSON . THIS BIOSECURITY programme is only effective when PROPER DOSING OF DIINFECTANT IS APPLIED. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS R FAVOURABLE .

Anas Ahmad Khan
3 de agosto de 2011

Dear Dr. Manj,
You are absolutely right and this is common observation particularly in Pakistan that most of the biosecurity programs just fail due to lack of basic knowledge of farm supervisors. The selection of appropriate chemical, its proper dosage and dilution and reasonable contact time is very important to get the 100% results of a program. Water quality is very important in terminal disinfection and especially in Pakistan where water pH and carbonate hardness is very high, most of the commercially available disinfectants do not work. Proper education of veterinarians, supervisors and other farm crew is necessary before implementing a comprehensive biosecurity program.
Anas Ahmad Khan

Munawar Ali
Islamabad Group
4 de agosto de 2011

Dear Dr Neethiraja

Biosecurity of Feed mill is also very important. The big problem in feed mill is Rodents, wild bird and quality of raw materials. Due to grains and finished feed rodents and wild bird can contaminate the feeds. For rodent control try to block all accesses to go downs. You can keep nests to catch rodents and bait station can be made to control rodents. For detail you should consult some entomologist. For wild birds doors of go downs etc should be closed and grains fallen on ground should be cleaned as soon as possible. Please monitor all the raw material for salmonella and e-coli contamination. This is very important part of bio-security. Continuous monitoring from different parts of feed mill is important. Please try to wash and disinfect vehicles used to deliver feed regularly
Dr. Munawar

Dr Muhammad Arshad  Manj
SB Feed
4 de agosto de 2011

sense of biosecurity must b created among the workers bcs they r always cheating u. they r cheating everytime when they r entering the premises, changing their clothes, taking shower,using bath soaps, they pretend to have abath only applying water on the body by simply rubbing water on the body,but not taking actual shower especially in winter provided they have warm water facility. what technique is there to know whether he has taken bath or not ,so it is very important to educate the worker about the importance of biosecurity.

Dr Kamran
5 de agosto de 2011

Dr Munawar sb,
You have pointed out the most important point in today's poultry production, with every increasing poultry sector there is increasing competition and good bio security gives u an edge on other competitors by reducing infections to poultry flock. The most costly thing in poultry production is disease and if we can prevent it by good bio security it really counts. Training of farm managers and supervisors is most important in this respect.

Khalid Mahmood Shouq
30 de enero de 2013
"The most costly thing in poultry production is disease and if we can prevent it by good bio security it really counts. Training of farm managers and supervisors is most important in this respect." poultry industry big gun not interested in this area ...they think this is wastage of time and resources......FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR VETERINARIAN WHOSE R CEO POULTRY GROUP IN PAKISTAN
Rony Ahammad
31 de enero de 2013

Hello Mr. Kamran,
Thanks for your article. its really a good strategy to keep disease incidences away from farming premises.
Biosecurity/bio-safety is not a new issue-- it is applicable for every living beings in this world including human being. So it is in fact a great matter to take into consideration b4 establishing farm/firm with a view to run sustainable or lucrative biz. A good management ensures a good safety /security--so to say prevention is better than cure------taking preventive measures are the first and foremost economic step for profitable business.

Alloui Nadir
31 de enero de 2013

Dear collegue, thank you for the article, we conducted a study on Biosecurity in poultry farms in Algeria. It is really very difficult to install a system on a farm Biosecurity effective because there has always a risk of seeing pathogenic introduce our farm, due in part to humans or another parameter (animals, food, water, vehicles ......).
You can read the article:

Pr Nadir Alloui
Poultry Sciences Division
Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Institute
University of Batna

Jamshaid Ahmad
31 de enero de 2013

its so informative and have remind many things but should written the name of pathogens who are trasmitted through wild birds, insects and rodents.

Dr.muhammad Zahid Farooq
2 de febrero de 2013

Yes biosecurity is the main thing to focus in poultry buiseness.

20 de febrero de 2013

I am intrested in biosecurty planning, how can I start?
Sijish nambiar
agricultural Labour consultant

Farook Kahloon
14 de mayo de 2013

Dears I'm facing severe ND attack on breeder farm. Kindly share your suggestion to overcome this.


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