About Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture

The Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture website is supported by the Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project (ADBCAP). Collaborators in this project are located across the United States, and bring together experience in animal health and production, agricultural economics, game theory, risk communication, education, and building communities of practice.

They are using social science, studying how people make decisions, and integrating economics with animal health perspectives for the prevention, recognition, control and recovery from any new, emerging or foreign animal disease or pest.

The goal is to assist with the creation and adoption of practices and policies to reduce the impact of pests and diseases in livestock animals, including:

      • dairy and beef cows
      • horses
      • pigs
      • sheep
      • goats
      • camelids (llamas and alpacas)
      • poultry

Please visit the ADBCAP website for more project information - https://agbiosecurityproject.org/

Finding sources of disease transmission risk

Screenshot from youth & 4-H biosecurity training module developed by ADBCAP collaborators.

Content Disclaimer

The guidelines and recommendations contained on in this website are generally accepted as best management practices. However, adopting these practices does not imply or guarantee that your farm will be protected from all potential diseases. The information is provided for educational purposes. Note that endorsement of products or companies is not intended, nor is criticism of unnamed products or companies implied.

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Funding Acknowledgement

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), under award number 2015-69004-23273. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA or NIFA.