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Biosecurity is the prevention of disease causing agents entering or leaving any place where they can pose a risk to farm animals, other animals, humans, or the safety and quality of a food product. The term biosecurity encompasses both bioexclusion (keeping infectious diseases out of holdings) and biocontainment (reducing infectious disease threats within the farm). This series of information leaflets for farmers, advisors and veterinary practitioners aims to provide science-based, practical advice and guidelines on disease control that are easily implemented on farm.

Parasite Control

Parasite control using appropriate strategies in cattle and sheep leads to significant benefits for animal health and welfare as well as improved productivity and increased profitability.

The range of management systems in place, the variation between animals in their ability to deal with infection and changing environmental conditions mean that controls should be tailored on individual units to deal with the relevant disease risks.