BIOSECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAM
BIOSECURITY Reinforced: Securing Business Continuity
Join our free biosecurity awareness program webinar series and learn in 9 installments of 30 minutes about the latest updates on biosecurity in livestock breeding.
The program is led by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University and sponsored by Sanphar and Vilofoss.
Webinar #1: General Aspects of biosecurity, January 28, 2021
Webinar #2: The five principles of biosecurity, February 25, 2021
Webinar #3: External biosecurity part 1, March 25, 2021
Webinar #4: External biosecurity part 2, April 29, 2021
Webinar #5: External biosecurity part 3, May 27,2021
Webinar #6: Internal biosecurity part 1, June 24, 2021
Webinar #7: Internal biosecurity part 2, tba
Webinar #8: Internal biosecurity part 3, tba
Webinar #9: Biocheck.UGent, tba
Webinar #4: External Biosecurity (part 2)
Thu, April 29, 2021
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CET
Webinar #5: External Biosecurity (part 3)
Thu, May 27, 2021
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CET
Webinar #6: Internal Biosecurity (part 1)
Thu, June 24, 2021
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CET
Webinars 7, 8, and 9 will be soon open for registration.
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Archive and Q&A
View the recordings of our passt webinars:
This Q&A will be extended with new questions and answers after every webinar with new questions.
|1||How to maintain internal Biosecurity when flock infected with Low pathogenic avian Influenza?How to maintain internal Biosecurity when flock infected with Low pathogenic avian Influenza?||Because to the importance of A.I., infected farm should report to the authorities and follow the rules established. If regulations state that (other) houses can still keep animals, strict biosecurity rules should be applied. Different clothing and footwear for each house + house specific materials. Nothing that comes into contact with the infected flock can come into contact with other animals. Those topics will be covered in Webinar #6&7.|
|2||How to use Stalosan F in animal house? what is recommendation dosage per area of disinfectant? Is there any approved effective dilution from reliable laboratories against major viral diseases in pigs and poultry?||Preventive application of Stalosan F is 50gr/m² weekly. For disease control the frequency of application should be increased to 2-3 weekly(same dosage). Stalosan F is ready to use product. We have plenty of tests made worldwide. Some viral tests(PRRS,PED, TGE - pigs, A.I., IBD - poultry) are made by the University of Minnesota.|
|3||What type of disinfectant should be used inside the shed in the presence of chicken & during diseases outbreak?||According to the legislation liquid disinfectants are not alowed for application in presence of animals. Moreover, due to dilution, they are not effective in presence of organic materials. Stalosan F is the only powder disinfectant registered for this purpose. In addition, try to keep infections out by applying high external biosecurity standards (washing of hands, changing of clothes, footbaths, closing off the houses, ...)|
|4||The antimicrobial resistance is not only amongs animals, there is also one health side of it, what do you think about it for the future? (question directed to Professor Dewulf)||The subject has been effectively recognized as a broader ONE HEALTH scope, optimistically the synergy of the tripartite collaboration would bring the political will necessary to deal with the responsible use of Antibiotic. We have seen substantial reduction of Antibiotics Use happening but not enough information/analysis on the overall impact at ONE HEALTH level, both Human & Animal. For deeper knowledge on the subject, I would recommend the book I have written on the subuject in “8 myths on antimicrobial resistance disproved, practical guide for reducing antibiotic use in animal husbandry”.|
|5||How is Stalosan F in general used in pig stabels? And how in farrowing houses?|
The Standard application of Stalosan F application is once a week, 50 gr/m². In high pathogen pressure or increased mortality/morbidity it can be used more fequently (according to the situation). For farrowing house application we have a separate document (see attachment t3://file?uid=767)
|6||What should the best biosecurity plan regarding Avian influenza include?||This is difficult question to answer. There is no one standard answer to fit all farms' layout. Therefore, we recommend to follow strictly the 5 biosecurity principles adapted to the epidemiological situation & pressure and proceed for biosecurity system assessment of the particular farm in order to get the best advice! to test the level of biosecurity on your farm and find potential weaknesses you may want to ues the biocheck.ugent scoring system (free for use). This will likely help you to find the optimal strategy.|
|7||Can Stalosan reduce the incidence of foot pad dermatitis?||We have several trials, showing foot pad lesions reduction of about 30 - 35%.|
|8||How important is it, maintaining the dirty and clean area in the farm?||It's very important. This is the way to prevent introduction of diseases into the farm.|
|9||Do you send e-certificates at the end of the webinar?||Sanphar did not consider issuing e-certificates in 2021 Biosecurity Awareness Program. But we are willing to consider it for the next year's program, including a proper evaluation of the participants' knowledge.|
|10||Are there any specific and immerging points of operational biosecurity?||One of the very critical points: Application of the biosecurity principles in daily routine.|
|11||Which type of disinfectant is more effective against viruses like Avain Influenza and IB?||There are many active substances with very good antiviral efficacy like bleach, hydrogen peroxide, etc. However, for efficacy it is most important to look at the recommendations and requirements of the product intended for use.|
|12||What is the main ingredient of Stalosan F?||Stalosan F is based on mixture of minerals. The overall effects come from the synergy between ingredients.|