General Producer Guide - National Avian On-Farm Biosecurity Standard
Annex A - Self-Evaluation Checklist

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Self Evaluation Checklist - Section 1
Section 1 - Access Management Self Audit
or X
1.1 Designation of Zones
1.1.1 Recognizable zones and access points are in place.
1.1.2 Visual indicators are in place to define the Controlled Access Zone (CAZ) and Restricted Access Zone (RAZ).
1.2 Entry, Movement, Exit Controls
1.2.1 People who work on the premises are knowledgeable of and understand the importance of and rationale behind the CAZ and the RAZ.
Self Evaluation Checklist - Section 2
Section 2 - Animal Health Management Self Audit
or X
2.1 Animal Introduction, Movement, Removal
2.1.1 Each placement or removal of poultry is recorded and carried out with appropriate scheduling, isolation or segregation to minimize the introduction or spread of disease.
2.1.2 The downtime between flocks is optimized in each barn.
2.1.3 More stringent additional biosecurity measures are implemented, either at the barn or premises level where "all in/all out" scheduling and downtime is not practical.
2.2 Ongoing Monitoring of Health Status and Response
2.2.1 Individuals who monitor poultry are knowledgeable and experienced in monitoring flock health, the recognition of disease conditions, and timely response protocols.
2.2.2 Daily procedures for observation, and culling if necessary, are followed.
2.2.3 A daily mortality log is maintained for each flock.
2.2.4 Unusual morbidity or mortality triggers contact with a veterinarian and disease diagnosis action. The suspicion of diseases that are contagious, of economic importance, or reportable triggers a "disease response plan" that provides guidance to individuals on the appropriate procedures to follow.
Self Evaluation Checklist - Section 3
Section 3 - Operational Management Self Audit
or X
3.1 Mortality and Manure Management
Mortalities
3.1.1 Daily procedures are followed with respect to dead birds including collection and removal from the production area.
3.1.2 A dead poultry storage system, which protects the carcasses from scavengers and insects until final disposal, is utilized on the premises.
3.1.3 Carcass disposal, including any on-farm disposal (incineration, composting and burial), is done in accordance with provincial or municipal guidelines. If a rendering service is utilized then the pickup is performed to minimize any biosecurity risk.
Manure Management
3.1.4 Manure is suitably handled and stored to minimize the risk of transferring disease organisms to poultry flocks.
3.2 Premises, Building, Equipment and Vehicule Sanitation
3.2.1 A sanitation program is in place that applies to premises, building, equipment and vehicle sanitation.
3.3 Facility Maintenance
3.3.1 A program for facility maintenance is in place.
3.4 Water, Feed, Bedding Management
Water
3.4.1 A water management program is in place to ensure that water is potable and meets local guidelines for poultry consumption.
Feed
3.4.2 Feed is obtained and stored in a manner that minimizes the risk of contamination by pathogens.
Bedding
3.4.3 Bedding is obtained and stored in a manner that minimizes the risk of contamination by pathogens.
3.5 Pest Control Program
3.5.1 An integrated pest control program is present.
Garbage Management
3.5.2 Garbage is effectively and safely disposed.
3.6 Biosecurity Program and Training
3.6.1 All people working on the premises are knowledgeable of, and understand the rationale behind and importance of, biosecurity and biosecurity protocols.
3.6.2 All people working on the premises have reviewed the applicable biosecurity-related instructions as needed, based on their assigned tasks.
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