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Get Answers to Your Questions About Biosecurity at the Farm Level

Get Answers to Your Questions About Biosecurity at the Farm Level

Get Answers to Your Questions About Biosecurity at the Farm Level

Coronavirus is just the latest wake-up call to companies in the agricultural field that biosecurity should be a top priority. At Hydro Tek, we offer equipment to help improve biosecurity, and today we are here to answer some of the most basic questions farm operations often have. If you are ready to invest in a hot water pressure washer and pressure washer accessories, we invite you to contact us at 800-274-9376 to learn more.

What Exactly is Biosecurity?

When used in conjunction with animal agriculture, biosecurity refers to a series of management practices that are in place to keep infectious agents into a herd or flock or to prevent any such infectious agents from spreading through a herd. Depending on the outfit and what livestock is present, a biosecurity plan could include screening and testing all incoming animals, isolation for new or returning animals, and a monitoring system to detect diseases early.

Why is Biosecurity So Important?

It is essential in a farm safety program because growers must be sure to keep their products of the highest quality – and that means keeping them clean. Biosecurity is also essential to keep animals healthy and productive. While the benefits of biosecurity to the agricultural community are many, the main ones are: keeping locations safe from disease and more efficient.

What Are the Steps in Developing a Biosecurity Plan?

First, you must assess your goals and concerns. You cannot create a plan unless you know what the purpose is. Determine which infectious agents you should focus on preventing and then look for the best practices as laid out by an organization you trust. Once you know the plan, implement it – and make sure everyone on staff understands it. Your plan is only as strong as your weakest link. Remember that it should be reassessed as new risks are found.

How is Risk Assessment Involved?

Risk assessments help determine the presence, distribution, and seriousness of various risk factors. Once you know what they are, you can take measures to control those risks. Of course, there is no way to get to zero risk. You must decide what acceptable risk is, and that will depend on the type of products and animals you have.

How Does Hot Water Pressure Washing Fit into a Biosecurity Plan?

Regardless of your plan, it is very likely that deep cleaning on a regular basis will be an important part of it. The fastest and easiest way to do this is with hot water pressure washing. Remember that hot water kills more germs and bacteria, dries faster, and gets the cleaning done faster. To learn more about which units might work best for your farm, talk to an experienced associate at Hydro Tek by calling 800-274-9376 .

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