Source: The Globe

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is promoting spring biosecurity measures to mitigate disease risks for poultry owners. Rather than focusing solely on avian influenza, they emphasize the broader benefits of biosecurity in preventing various diseases. Dr. Shauna Voss highlights biosecurity as a solution applicable to multiple diseases. The approach aims to instill proactive routines to prevent disease introduction and spread.

The Board offers resources tailored for beginners and experienced poultry owners, as well as those without poultry. These materials include checklists to guide individuals in implementing biosecurity practices, such as maintaining clean coops, handwashing, using dedicated footwear, and seeking veterinary assistance for sick birds. Emphasizing that biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility, the initiative promotes healthier birds and reduces reliance on antibiotics. The educational materials are accessible on the Minnesota Board of Animal Health website.

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