The Hub for Biosecurity to Protect the Herd and Flock
Farm biosecurity is the practice of preventing or greatly reducing the introduction of diseases and pests, and is a whole farm approach for assessing, prioritizing and addressing the risks to herd/flock health.
Use this website as a guide and source of current information on how to make biosecurity a routine on the farm, in the backyard, and anywhere farm animals are raised.
What are the risks? Risk can be categorized by source of possible infection (other livestock, visitors, wildlife); area of the farm (maternity pens, facilities for newborns and youngstock, feed storage areas); susceptibility of animals (baby calves, youngstock and animals that just gave birth, all having weaker immune systems).
Learn about farm animal disease risks and how to prevent them here.
News and Highlights
New SCRUB Curriculum
SCRUB: Science Creates Real Understanding of Biosecurity links hands-on learning with STEM education.
Biosecurity Learning Series
Students and instructors can discover farm biosecurity with the HFHA biosecurity learning modules and SCRUB activities.
African Swine Fever
African swine fever is decimating pig operations in China and other foreign countries. Biosecurity can contain its spread to the U.S.
Check out the online biosecurity training resources for farmers and ranchers, veterinarians, youth & 4-H and service providers. Interactive learning to prevent, detect and respond to livestock diseases.