What is biosecurity?
Biosecurity includes all of the measures and protocols taken to protect animals and humans from the introduction and transmission of pathogens within the same environment.
A good cleaning and disinfection program will help to:
► Deter and prevent the introduction of harmful organisms
► Control environmental pathogens
► Reduce and prevent the transmission of infectious diseases
► Improve safety for humans and animals within the clinic
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS PROGRAM?
We will review the following topics:
- ► Organic contamination and mineral deposits
- ► The importance of using a cleaner
- ► Principles of disinfection
- ► Cleaning and disinfection steps
- ► Risk assessment
- ► Application and equipment
- ► Frequently asked questions
- ► Biosecurity references
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What is a cleaner?
Selection of an appropriate cleaner
Sensitivity to disinfectants
All disinfectants are not created equally
Removal of organic material
Runs and kennels
Large animal stalls
Spraying versus foaming
Dedication of equipment by risk zone
Access restricted to veterinarians