July 15, 2010

 

 Online video stresses importance of farm biosecurity

posted July 1, 2010
 

The Canadian government has launched an online video informing producers about the best on-farm practices that can protect livestock and poultry from disease.

This video, which may be of value to U.S. producers, is part of "Animal health starts on the farm," an awareness campaign that encourages producers across Canada to revisit their disease control plans, observe their animals for signs of illness, and regularly consult with veterinarians on the health of their animals.

"This online video will remind producers that farm-level biosecurity is the best investment they can make to maintain the health of their animals and their business," said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.

In addition, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has developed national biosecurity standards, protocols, and strategies for livestock, poultry, and aquaculture production. These initiatives were created in collaboration with producer organizations, provincial and territorial governments, and academia.

To view the biosecurity video, visit www.inspection.gc.ca and click on "English", then "Animals", and "Animal biosecurity".