The greatest threat to the well-being of any creature comes from other creatures of the same species. The more closely they crowd together the greater the risk of disease. Disease can be passed directly from human to human, from animal to animal, or through indirect carriers such as contaminated surfaces, feed or water, vermin, insects or other creatures.
“Biosecurity”, in other words excluding disease organisms from the creature’s environment, is the most effective form of protection, especially for those farmed using modern production techniques.
From viruses or bacteria, coccidia or fungi, disease may spread via recognised vectors of infection, from the animals themselves, the people who handle them, contaminated food and water, housing and equipment and even the air itself. Modern biosecurity techniques are a key element in disease control, providing a healthier environment for your livestock.