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Biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine: from principles to practice.

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The book Biosecurity in Animal Production and Veterinary Medicine is the first compilation of both fundamental aspects of biosecurity practices, and specific and practical information on the application of the biosecurity measures in different animal production and animal housing settings. This book has 19 chapters, starting with a general introductory chapter on the epidemiology of infectious dis...


Chapter 19 (Page no: 497)

Biosecurity in aquaculture: practical veterinary approaches for aquatic animal disease prevention, control, and potential eradication.

This chapter presents the various factors to consider in setting up a well managed biosecurity system for aquaculture which includes the following topics: disease management versus disease prevention, control and eradication; the epidemiological unit - the focus of all biosecurity activities; expanding the process for larger units in a country (compartmentalisation and zoning); the IAVBC process applied to developing biosecurity plan on individual farms; teamwork in developing and implementing biosecurity programmes; identifying, prioritising and determining the impact of hazardous diseases for the biosecurity plan; identifying, prioritising and mitigating critical points; where disease can enter or leave an epidemiological unit; developing a contingency plan if disease is found; determining if priority diseases (hazards) are present using clinical evaluation and diagnostic tests; maintaining biosecurity-surveillance, monitoring and keeping records; veterinary auditing and certification for freedom from disease and achieving government recognition; a way forward for aquaculture to meet international (OIE) and national biosecurity requirements.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 27) Circles of disease transmission. Author(s): Dunowska, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 63) General principles of biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine. Author(s): Dewulf, J. Immerseel, F. van
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 77) Biosecurity and its relationship with health, production and antimicrobial use. Author(s): Postma, M. Dewulf, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 95) How to motivate farmers to implement biosecurity measures. Author(s): Collineau, L. Stärk, K. D. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 115) How to measure biosecurity and the hygiene status of farms. Author(s): Dewulf, J. Postma, M. Immerseel, F. van Vanbeselaere, B. Luyckx, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 133) Cleaning and disinfection. Author(s): Immerseel, F. van Luyckx, K. Reu, K. de Dewulf, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 159) Hygienic aspects of air and decontamination of air. Author(s): Hoff, S. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 177) Feed hygiene. Author(s): Ricke, S. C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 211) Drinking water hygiene and biosecurity. Author(s): Olkowski, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 243) Promoting biosecurity through insect management at animal facilities. Author(s): Gerry, A. C. Murillo, A. C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 283) Rodent control in animal production. Author(s): Loncke, T. Dewulf, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 295) Transmission of pig diseases and biosecurity in pig production. Author(s): Dewulf, J. Postma, M. Vanbeselaere, B. Maes, D. Filippitzi, M. E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 329) Transmission of poultry diseases and biosecurity in poultry production. Author(s): Meirhaeghe, H. van Schwarz, A. Dewulf, J. Immerseel, F. van Vanbeselaere, B. Gussem, M. de
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 357) Transmission of cattle diseases and biosecurity in cattle farms. Author(s): Sarrazin, S. Damiaans, B. Renault, V. Saegerman, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 409) Biosecurity for horse facilities. Author(s): Weese, J. S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 433) Biosecurity measures for dog merchants and canine breeding kennels. Author(s): Dendoncker, P. A. Rooster, H. de Abma, E. Wydooghe, E. Dewulf, J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 453) Biosecurity in veterinary practices and clinics. Author(s): Saegerman, C. Humblet, M. F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 475) Biosecurity in laboratory animal research facilities. Author(s): Chen, P. H. Trundy, R.