• Traditional Farming.
  • Fresh fruits, vegitables and grains.
  • Research.
  • Farming.
  • The Poultry Farm.
  • Pet Care.
  • Dairy and Dairy Products.
  • Horticulture.
  • Farming Techniques.
  • Floriculture.
  • Fisheries.
Biosecurity for Poultry: An Important Tool for Disease Prevention
Nazam Khan1, Kamala Kant2, J. P. Sehgal3 and Ravi Kant4
1. Ph.D. Scholar, DCN Division, NDRI, Karnal
2. Ph.D. Scholar, Dairy Extension Division, NDRI, Karnal
3. Principal Scientist , DCN Division, NDRI, Karnal
4. Ph.D. Scholar, LPM Division, NDRI, Karnal

Biosecurity refers to measures taken to prevent or control the introduction and spread of infectious agents in poultry operations. The biosecurity of ongoing operations is important in developing effective programs to prevent the introduction of disease into a complex or to limit subsequent dissemination among farms. It is accomplished by maintaining the facility in such a way that there is minimal traffic of biological organisms (viruses, bacteria, rodents, etc) across its borders.

Such infectious agents, whether they cause clinical or subclinical disease, significantly reduce the productivity, profitability, and long term financial viability of a poultry operation. A successful biosecurity program needs an understanding of the principles of epidemiology and economics and requires teamwork to maximize benefits.