Farm Innovation Flock health plan by Poultry Health ServiceClick here for resource
Significant Impact Group(s): AMU reduction strategies ; Other
Species targeted: Poultry;
Summary: Flock health plans have evolved from assurance scheme checklists to the foundations of an active partnership between farmer and vet. The benefits of a documented health plan and its potential to improve production and performance are discussed.
In the past health plans were often shelved by producers who saw them as a box-ticking exercise, required only to demonstrate that the farm complied with assurance scheme rules.
The plan is now often used as a dynamic document that not only sets out procedures but also serves to highlight issues that arise during a production cycle. The components of the plans have also changed – fuelled by the ongoing drive to cut antibiotic use.
Topics that are discussed are among others vaccination programmes, biosecurity planning and contingency planning.
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Where to find the original material: (in English)