The Basics of Biosecurity


Are you concerned about diseases on your farm?

Do you want to know more about how to prevent them?

You are in the right place!

This course contains six short biosecurity lessons and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Watch this video to see how biosecurity impacts animal agriculture. Then, click on each lesson (on the left menu) to learn about reducing the impact of animal disease by using biosecurity that works for you.

Biosecurity Your Way Intro Video

Livestock and poultry producers contribute billions to the U.S. economy every year. But most U.S. operations are small farms, and small farms can be devastated by animal diseases. Diseases on the farm can slow animal growth, reduce productivity, and increase death loss. Diseases add to production costs. And, a foreign animal disease would put billions of dollars of U.S. exports at risk: meat, dairy, eggs, and wool. Develop a biosecurity plan now to keep diseases out and keep animals healthy. This video was funded by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service through the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program.