351 ToolsChecklists – Recommendations about biosecurity for small poultry farms by European Rural Poultry Association

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351 ToolsChecklists – Recommendations about biosecurity for small poultry farms by European Rural Poultry Association

In Significant Impact Groups:
Biosecurity \
Species targeted: Poultry;
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Summary:
Where to find the original material:
Country: France;
In a context where all poultry farms must apply strict biosecurity measures in order to protect themselves from several health threats such as Avian Influenza, ERPA, the European Rural Poultry Association, has produced two biosecurity information sheets for rural poultry farmers in Europe.These sheets are the result of a work carried out by ERPA in 2017, which first consisted of comparing the biosecurity regulations of several Member states to protect against AI, then defining homogenous biosecurity measures for all the rural poultry farmers in Europe. Simple to understand, these information sheets remind the basic principles to be respected in a poultry farm: protection of the rearing areas and management of interventions, management of the production units independently from each other, separation of palmipeds/gallinaceans, protocol of use of the changing room, application of waiting periods, and protection of animal feed, water and poultry in case of Avian Influenza in wild birds.