Biosecurity at ADVS/UAES Farms

    Biosecurity at ADVS/UAES Farms

    (Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science Department / Utah Ag Experiment Station)

    Biosecurity measures have been established at the ADVS/UAES farms to reduce the risk of bringing manure and infectious agents from elsewhere to these facilities and animals (and vice versa). Please follow these guidelines.

    1. If you have been out of the U.S. within the past 14 days, please do NOT enter the Biosecure areas until you have permission from a USU Veterinary Clinician.
    2. Park in designated sites within the "public" area (outside of the Biosecure area).
    3. Vehicle entry to Biosecure area:
    4. Do not take vehicles into the Biosecure areas without permission of the Farm Manager or a USU Veterinary Clinician.

      If vehicles have been in manure on other farms, the tires and vehicle should be thoroughly washed prior to entry. If they have hauled manure on other farms, the entire vehicle should be cleaned and washed.

    5. Personnel entry to Biosecure area:
    6. Disposable boot/shoe covers should be used to cover footwear.

      Or

      Rubber boots can be cleaned and disinfected before and after each visit. A boot brush and water should be used to clean off manure and debris. A boot bath with disinfectant can then be utilized.

    7. Clothing
    8. If "animal handling" is not involved, the wearing of washed, clean clothes is adequate.

      If animals are to be "handled", clean coveralls should be worn. Disposable coveralls would be adequate.

    9. Human health and precautions:
    10. Injury - always stay alert and be cautious when around animals.

      Animals can carry infectious agents which may be transmitted to and cause disease in humans. This is a special concern for those who have reduced immunity (immunocompromized). Persons working with animals should keep their hands/fingers out of their own mouth and wash their hands (and/or shower) as needed, especially prior to eating. Food should not be brought to farm sites during animal related activities.