Biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine – From principles to practice
Globally, the way the animal production industry copes with infectious diseases is changing. The (excessive) use of antimicrobials is under debate and it is becoming standard practice to implement thorough biosecurity plans on farms to prevent the entry and spread of pathogenic micro-organisms. Not only in farm animal production but also in facilities where companion animals are kept, including in veterinary practices and clinics, awareness of the beneficial implications of a good biosecurity plan has raised. The book Biosecurity in Animal Production and Veterinary Practices is the first compilation of both fundamental aspects of biosecurity practices and specific and practical information on the application of the biosecurity measures in different animal production and animal housing settings.