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Biosecurity and livestock

Guidelines and resources to help producers and veterinarians prevent disease from entering or leaving Alberta farms.

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Biosecurity and livestock


Biosecurity refers to practices designed to prevent, reduce or eliminate the introduction and spread of disease. Concerns over the spread of animal diseases, particularly those of foreign origin, are high within the livestock industry. Livestock diseases can affect any type of operation regardless of size. Biosecurity practices tailored to each operation minimize the introduction and transmission of disease.

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