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:

  1. The introduction of infectious pathogens onto a farm;
  2. Spread within a farm production operation;
  3. 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.