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disease control, breeder farms
should be small and the entire
flock should be all in, all out,
meaning they enter the farm at
the same time and leave at the
same time.
Housing: Wildlife, pests
and domestic animals must be
excluded from entering poultry
houses.
It's hard to restrict the movement of rodents and personnel.
Investments should be made
in exclusion of these disease
vectors. In older farms, rodents
climb up concrete foundations

and enter through the spaces
between the foundation and the
metal side walls. These houses
can be renovated with slick and
pointed-down aluminum flashing
to keep rodents from climbing in.
Newer housing is well sealed in
order to prevent entry.
Cement curbing on the farm's
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perimeter fencing provides superior protection by not leaving
any low spots under the fence for
rodents. Electric fencing around
this external barrier and around
the foundation of the house
prevent rodents from finding
cracks to sneak into the house.
Moreover, in-house rodent
control specialists should
inspect the house every two
weeks to inspect the status of
rodent traps and the electrical
fencing. They should also check
potential rodent dens like the
surrounding vegetation.
Aside from rodents, farms
can experience problems with
frogs, lizards and snakes, as
well as insects and dust. All of
them are vectors for Salmonella,
which can ultimately infect the
birds. One idea is to place a flying
insect barrier along the walls
of each side of the house. This
wall should consist of a 3- to
4-meter (9.8 to 13.1 feet) span
that stretches from the roof to the
foundation. Jensen said this works
like a dust filter, too.

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Operational
biosecurity

Personnel: Wash-in,
wash-out is the best
policy for personnel working at
breeding operations, as well as
using separate clothing for the

biosecure areas. The Danish entry,
consisting of a station to change
boots, clothing and disinfect
hands, is also used, but it's not as
effective as wash-in, wash-out.
Upon entering the house, it's
necessary to follow additional
sanitation procedures like boot
and hand washing.
"That's the most likely
way a person's going to carry
Salmonella in from outside into
the bird areas," Jensen said.
The foot traffic from inside to
outside the house to weigh feed,
remove daily mortality or maintain the perimeter represents a
constant risk for contamination.
Adding a feed hall - extending
from the side of the house and
using a window that a person
can use to access exterior areas
- and keeping scales inside the
house can minimize foot traffic.
For older farms, consider
adding covered walkways
between houses so people don't
have to go outside again after
entering a biosecure area.
Cleaning and disinfection:
The houses should be treated like
a processing plant because they
are food-producing facilities. This
takes a dedicated, trained team
responsible for things like cleanliness of the farm. Management
should be committed to giving a
sufficient down period between

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Poultry USA - May 2019
Contents
It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
A new device for detecting woody breast
Where will chicken belong in the diet of the future?
12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Contents
Poultry USA - May 2019 - It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
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