The Hub for Biosecurity to Protect the Herd

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

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The HFHA Website

Familiarize yourself with the Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture (HFHA) website, and learn why biosecurity is a “community effort”. About us and how to contact us.

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African Swine Fever

African swine fever is decimating pig operations in China and other foreign countries. Biosecurity can make a difference in containing its spread to the United States.

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Farm chickens

Defending Your Flock

Chickens need protection from diseases and pests too, even backyard birds. Everyday poultry biosecurity isn’t hard to do, and your birds will be healthier and happier for it.

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Biosecurity Training

We currently offer free online biosecurity training resources for youth & 4-H, farmers, service providers and veterinarians. Learn how to prevent, detect and respond to livestock diseases.

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