A biosecurity plan should include three essential elements:

  1. Segregation and traffic control,
  2. cleaning
  3. disinfection

Juan S. Ospina, sales manager of CID LINES for Latin America and the Caribbean, covers in depth the first of these issues: segregation and traffic control.
Segregation and traffic control is one of the most effective ways to prevent the entry of pathogens to a cattle farm. To prevent these objects from entering the farm, barriers are required, but there are several types of barriers, more specific physical, temporal or procedural.



The second essential element is cleaning. Cleaning is the process by which dirt is removed or restoring something to its original state by removing the dirt attached to this object. Dirt can be classified by their physical appearance and composition.

The third essential element is disinfecting. Disinfecting is the opposite of infecting, and refers to the process of reducing pathogens, ideally with a log 4 (99.99%). This microbial reduction is achieved by using certain chemicals. Keep in mind that disinfectants can be deactivated by the presence of dirt (organic or inorganic matter). That is why it is important to have done a good job.

Read more in the following Spanish articles about the biosecurity plan.