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The critical role of biosecurity in ensuring food safety in poultry production

In poultry farming, the paramount emphasis on biosecurity is imperative in averting outbreaks and safeguarding food safety. Enter Ecowize, an industry titan in the cleaning domain, unwaveringly dedicated to ensuring food safety across the entire spectrum, from farm to fork. Beyond mere cleaning, we stand as stalwart advocates for the pinnacle of sanitisation services. Let us delve into the intricacies of biosecurity and grasp its pivotal role in preserving both animal and human health.

Biosecurity, the guardian against pathogens

Envision biosecurity as an invincible shield against pathogenic adversaries that initiate infectious diseases in poultry. Biosecurity is a cornerstone of our arsenal of food safety services. 

But what is biosecurity?

Biosecurity is an indispensable tool, preventing the ingress and spread of harmful organisms. It serves as the frontline defence for operations, animals, and consumers.

Adherence to global animal welfare standards

Biosecurity programmes must align rigorously with world animal welfare standards to establish a zone devoid of diseases, thereby safeguarding the well-being of animals. These standards function as an impervious shield against zoonotic diseases capable of leaping from animals to humans.

Identifying the culprits in poultry production

Now, let’s explore the antagonists: Gumboro disease, Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis, Mycoplasmas, and the infamous Avian Influenza. Each presents a distinct peril to poultry health.

  • Gumboro Disease/Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD): A viral disease afflicting young hens, inducing immunosuppression and disseminating through oral and faecal routes. Control of IBD necessitates stringent biosecurity measures and vaccination.
  • Newcastle Disease (ND): A highly contagious viral infection inflicting respiratory distress and diminished egg production. It spreads through direct contact and contaminated surfaces. Prevention mandates stringent biosecurity programmes and immunisation.
  • Infectious Bronchitis (IB): A viral respiratory ailment impacting hens’ respiratory and reproductive tracts. Primarily transmitted through nasal and ocular discharge, it demands rigorous biosecurity, vaccination, and continuous assessment.
  • Mycoplasmas: Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) and Mycoplasma synovial (MS) are microorganisms inducing respiratory and joint infections in birds. Transmission occurs through direct contact, contaminated equipment, water, and feed. Prevention involves a combination of biosecurity measures, vaccination, and systematic monitoring.


  • Avian Influenza (AI): A highly contagious viral disease with potential economic and public health ramifications. Transmission happens through contact with infected birds or contaminated surfaces. Prevention mandates unwavering biosecurity protocols, immunisation, and comprehensive control measures.

The biosecurity imperative

Biosecurity measures, encompassing vaccination, continuous monitoring, and stringent sanitation practices, are indispensable in curtailing the proliferation of infectious diseases in poultry. Ecowize, leveraging our industry expertise, ensures these measures are an impregnable defence against potential threats.

Preventing and managing these diseases necessitates a collaborative endeavour. Farmers, veterinarians, consultants, chemical and feed manufacturers, and government officials collectively assume pivotal roles. Implementing and enforcing biosecurity measures stand as paramount guardians, preserving our food supply, protecting animal health and welfare, and securing public health.

Contact Ecowize for details

With our commitment to biosecurity, Ecowize is a testament to the collective effort necessary to keep our poultry, food, and communities safe.

Contact us today for more information about our biosecurity measures for poultry production to secure food safety. Alternatively, please continue to browse our website to find the best solution for your facility.


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