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There are several systems available to measure biosecurity (eg Biocheck.ugent) that can be used freely by anybody who wants to use it. So the system can be used equally by the farmers as well as the vets or other technicians. Yet my experience learns me that it is quite seldom that farmers use the system on their own without any support /help from a third party. In most cases, it is therefore a veterinarian or animal health technician who is doing the biosecurity scoring in collaboration with the farmer. In that way, the farmer has a partner to work together with and most importantly to discuss the outcome of the biosecurity evaluation together.