General Producer Guide - National Avian On-Farm Biosecurity Standard
Annex A - Self-Evaluation Checklist
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|Section 1 - Access Management||Self Audit
|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.|
|Section 2 - Animal Health Management||Self Audit
|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.|
|Section 3 - Operational Management||Self Audit
|3.1 Mortality and Manure Management|
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.|
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|
3.4.1 A water management program is in place to ensure that water is potable and meets local guidelines for poultry consumption.
3.4.2 Feed is obtained and stored in a manner that minimizes the risk of contamination by pathogens.
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.|
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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