Good biosecurity practices in cattle farming

Biosecurity is a set of measures aimed at optimizing the protection of livestock and stakeholders in livestock farming against health risks.

It involves implementing actions to prevent the introduction of new pathogens, limiting the spread and clinical expression of existing diseases in the herd. Biosecurity is also a preventive tool against the spread of pathogens to other herds or to humans. To enhance their effectiveness, these measures must be adapted to the local epidemiological context and proportionate to the risk. They should also integrate the farming practices of the operation.

The Biosafety Working Group of GDS France, with the support of SNGTV, Idele, and UMT PSR, has produced two documents for cattle farmers and their advisors to inform and raise awareness:

You will also find a practical guide on protecting cattle against bovine tuberculosis here.