Healthy Farms - Healthy Agriculture
Isolation and Quarantine
Being able to isolate sick animals and quarantine new or returning animals will bolster your entire herd health program and should be a priority for your herd's biosecurity. An isolation or quarantine area should achieve the following objectives:
- Provide an air space, water source, and feed source separate from the rest of your livestock.
- Prevent direct contact with the rest of your livestock.
- Provide a clean, dry, comfortable resting space for the animal(s).
- Provide transition to a new ration.
- Provide adequate restraint facilities for examinations and administration of treatments.
- Allow equipment storage in that area (e.g., shovels, halters, buckets, etc.) for use only in the isolation area.
- Prevent the movement of equipment and manure from the isolation area to other locations with livestock.
- Ensure workers clean hands and boots and change clothes before going to other areas.
Last modified October 06 2010 09:02 PM