Reply To: Are there systems available to quantify biosecurity in animal production ?

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Several systems were developed to make an inventory of biosecurity measures taken in animal production. They are often developed as checklists or as manuals either by independent advisory organizations, governments or as supporting material in the marketing of specific disease prevention products (e.g. vaccines). Many systems are developed from the point of view of the control of a specific disease.

At Ghent University, the Biocheck.UGent™ biosecurity scoring system was developed and is currently available for use in pig, poultry and cattle herds ( The Biocheck.UGent™ system is a risk-based scoring system to quantify the on-farm biosecurity. It does not starts from a specific disease but rather approaches biosecurity in general and focusses on those aspects that are common for the transmission of many different types of infectious diseases.

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