Biosecurity refers to the set of measures taken to prevent the introduction of a new pathogen (external biosecurity), to reduce the spread of pathogens/micro-organisms already present in livestock (internal biosecurity) and to prevent the spread of pathogens/micro-organisms from livestock to other animal populations (biocontainment).
National Swine Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard (CSHB, October 19, 2010)
The concepts are presented and summarized in document on Canadian on-farm biosecurity standards.
Over the years, the swine production sector has invested considerable amounts of money and effort in putting into place biosecurity measures to fight against pathogens that are causing significant economic losses. The efforts and sums invested are used to protect each producer's herd, as well as those of others, while ensuring that a health problem neither worsens nor gets out of control.
VIDEOS AND INFORMATION SHEETS TO DO WITH BIOSECURITY
The CDPQ health and biosecurity team offers on-farm audit services (see Services