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Your Livestock Biosecurity "Quick" Checklist
Control traffic on and off the farm
Post prominent signage to restrict access and provide directions to the farm office, using words appropriate to your location and operation
Discourage unnecessary visitors
all visitors must be accompanied, and prohibited or limited from accessing structures or pens containing animals, medications or feed
Keep a ‘visitor log’
all visitors, service calls and deliveries – no exceptions
date, name, business, contact information, next farm visit, previous farm visit. See
Ask visitors to arrive in clean clothes, footwear and vehicles
on arrival, instruct visitors of your sanitation practices
provide clean clothes and footwear if necessary
Discuss visitors from other countries with your veterinarian or the CFIA to assess the risk and determine appropriate measures
Purchase healthy livestock from reputable suppliers following good management practices and a recognized on-farm food safety program
Isolate purchased livestock for 2 or more weeks
Purchase quality feed and colostrum from suppliers that follow good manufacturing practices
Separate sick from healthy animals
Deadstock should be disposed of according to municipal and provincial regulations. Carcasses should be disposed of in a timely manner and assumed contagious
Manure should be handled according to municipal and provincial regulations, including measures for collecting, storing, moving and disposing of manure in ways that minimize the chance of spreading disease
Keep clean all personnel, buildings, yards, equipment, instruments, feed storage areas and feed equipment
choose the right product for the job
clean items with warm water and detergent before disinfection
Use disposable equipment once and discard
Wildlife & Pests
Control or eliminate vermin
Protect your feed and water supplies from fecal contamination by wildlife
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