The Hub for Biosecurity to Protect the Herd or 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
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.
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.
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.
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.