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Animal Biosecurity

The greatest risk to farm animal biosecurity comes from the addition of new animals to the herd. Animals returning from boarding facilities or fairs and shows may also bring diseases with them, so planning in advance is critical. In addition, the departure of animals, whether as marketable cull animals or deadstock, can pose risks to the health of the herd. Click on the subtopics listed at the left for further information on between-herd risk factors, proper procedures for isolation and quarantine, a pre-purchase checklist and recommendations for post-purchase management, and information on animal importation regulations and regulated diseases. Livestock fair and show exhibitors should check out the exhibitor's checklist and superintendent's checklist.

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