Are you guilty of not washing your water bottle or reusable straw after every use? Over the past several years there have been a number of news articles reporting on studies suggesting your reusable water bottle could be making you sick. Did you know that some water bottles contain more bacteria than an average home toilet seat? Water collects on the lip or spout of the bottle (or the straw) and creates the perfect warm, moist breeding ground for bacteria.
Laryngotracheitis (LT) can be devastating to poultry flocks. But, with proper biosecurity measures in place, LT virus can be prevented and controlled. LT is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the herpes virus, resulting in respiratory disease in chickens, turkeys, pheasants and some other species of birds. It’s a respiratory disease that usually kills […]
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a viral disease infecting sows and pigs which can lead to reproductive failure in breeding age herds and can cause pneumonia and increased mortality in young animals. It is the most economically significant disease to affect U.S. swine production since the eradication of classical swine fever. To attempt […]
New Vive product line offers biosafety solutions for life sciences Today, Sterilex, an industry leader in disinfection and microbial control, announces its partnership with Quip Laboratories to introduce a new line of products to the life science market. This partnership symbolizes Sterilex’s commitment to innovation and providing solutions to control microbial threats and maintain healthy […]
Last week the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Avian Influenza is easily transferred through foot traffic and equipment movement. Are you using effective entry-way pathogen control?
Just as the first couple of Jenga blocks are easy to remove, it is easy to remove or overlook some biosecurity measures. Don’t let entryway control be the weakest link in your biosecurity program.