Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, announced today (Tuesday) that a partnership between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University (ISU) has resulted in a new livestock video. This details the methods for setting up a vehicle cleaning and disinfection corridor to help protect producer’s and their neighbor’s operations during a foreign animal disease outbreak. This is just one of many steps the Department of Agriculture is taking to help Iowa livestock producers prepare for a potential outbreak. Biosecurity is one of the most effective ways to prevent spread and the cleaning and disinfection of vehicles is a critical component of that plan. All vehicles, trucks, trailers and equipment that are entering or exiting a farm during a foreign animal disease outbreak should be cleaned and disinfected to help prevent pathogens from spreading to other locations and livestock. “Practicing proper biosecurity on livestock farms every day is the best way to protect animal health, and biosecurity becomes even more important during a foreign animal disease outbreak,” Naig says. “This video is one of many resources the Department has created to help livestock producers plan and prepare for a foreign animal disease outbreak so they can respond more effectively if an outbreak occurs.” The video is free to producers and can be accessed through the link included here.
Link to creating cleaning and disinfection corridor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zS3-1MtPpY&feature=youtu.be