Biosecurity is the implementation of actions that reduce the chance of introducing or spreading infectious agents that cause animal disease and/or the spread of plant pests.
Farm-level biosecurity is about a series of management practices designed to minimize, prevent or control:
- The introduction of infectious pathogens onto a farm;
- Spread within a farm production operation;
- Export of these pathogens beyond the farm, which may have an adverse effect on the economy, the environment and human health.
National Sheep On-Farm Biosecurity Standard
A national sheep on-farm biosecurity standard has been developed and provides the framework and scope for biosecurity planning in the sheep sector in Canada. It establishes a minimum set of biosecurity standards that can be used by sheep farmers in all producing regions.
Access the standard by clicking here.
A national sheep producer biosecurity planning guide is also available. Access the guide by clicking here.
National Biosecurity Standard for Livestock, Poultry and Deadstock Transport
A national biosecurity standard for livestock, poultry and deadstock transport, developed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, is available. Click here to learn more about the standard.