Commercial livestock production has been increasing due to the high demand for food, however, this could also increase health problems both for livestock and humans if not made under the right conditions such as the right animal density per house and good management. Obviously, health complications are reducing efficiency in production and have a negative effect on turnover and general economy therefore, the disease must be controlled precisely. There are several treatments which could help disease control but none of the treatments would be effective without having good biosecurity strategies in the farm.
Biosecurity is key to control and reduce diseases in a farm and consequently reduce the overuse of antibiotics. Simply, biosecurity is helping to reduce the antibiotic resistance threat and increasing animal welfare by blocking and suppressing disease challenges with precise control (management) and obeying good hygiene and security strategies.
In a farm, there are two different types of biosecurity’: Terminal and Continuous Biosecurity.