April 23, Friday | 08:30 - 09:30 (CEST)
Cleaning & Disinfection: Key to Successful Biosecurity
in Livestock & Poultry Production
Business Unit: Material Protection Products
As the world’s population steadily increases and the global standard of living rises, the demand for food production is rapidly increasing too. These dynamics are having a direct effect on agriculture, and especially meat production such as livestock and poultry farming. Whilst modern livestock and poultry farming techniques are practiced by many worldwide, developing countries, and those with rapidly expanding populations, need to rely on more traditional methods, in order to meet demand.
This often means the need for more space to farm and closer interactions between humans, livestock and birds. This closer interaction can pose a real risk to human health, especially when some disease-causing organisms have the ability to transfer from animal/bird to human, such as Influenza viruses. These type of pathogens are referred to as Zoonotic. Whilst interaction between humans, livestock and birds cannot be avoided in farming, there are various hygiene procedures that can be put into place, utilizing modern formulated disinfectant solutions, that can help prevent the introduction and spread of disease-causing organisms. These hygiene procedures are referred to as Biosecurity.