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Levels of Biosecurity
Level 1 - Routine Biosecurity Procedures
These procedures should be implemented and followed on a daily basis. They give a high degree of assurance that diseases and pathogens will not be carried into poultry production areas and will reduce the risk of transmission between production areas. These should be seen as a minimum requirement.
Action Plan for Suspected Emergency Animal Disease
Each owner must establish and document clear guidelines regarding the circumstances when an emergency animal disease alert should be raised (e.g. an unusual increase in mortality or drop in production), and who must be informed. The action plan must also clearly state that, if an alert is raised, movements on and off the production area and the property must be limited to the absolute minimum and special precautions must be taken as outlined in the section Level 2 – High Risk Biosecurity Procedures.
Level 2 - High Risk Biosecurity Procedures
In the event of an outbreak of an emergency disease or serious endemic disease, high risk biosecurity procedures will be implemented.
In the case of an emergency animal disease and where applicable, standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be implemented in line with the relevant AUSVETPLAN disease strategy.
18 Jun 2009