Biosecurity for Dairy Production
- Boots should be clean and disinfected coming onto and off the dairy. If footwear is going to leave the dairy, it should be rubber so that it can be disinfected.
- Everyone who arrives on the dairy should be wearing clean, freshly laundered clothing.
- Visitors should park on a hard surface that is not contaminated by dairy vehicles.
- Visitors should enter the dairy through only one entrance. The entry should be through a place where boots can be disinfected and hands and equipment cleaned.
- People who have no need to work with animals should not be allowed in animal areas.
- Traffic from off the dairy should not cross areas traveled by the dairy's vehicles.
- Vehicles, loaders, and tractors should be cleaned if they become contaminated with manure or dirt, including inside floors.
- Contaminated equipment or clothing should be washed and disinfected or stored separately from clean items.
- Control pets and pests in the dairy buildings.
- Anyone traveling abroad should not enter the dairy for at least 7 days.
Action items for: Milk trucks, feed trucks, and all other delivery and service personnel involved with non animal contact.
- Clean delivery vehicles: floor mats, material contact areas, and exterior.
- Drivers should stay away from animal confinement areas.
- Drivers should wear clean clothing and have disinfectant solution, brush & pail.
- Drivers should wear clean boots and disinfect them exiting and entering vehicle.
- Drivers should limit their activity only to the delivery or pickup of goods area.