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BIOSECURITY AND DISEASE CONTROL

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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

Appendix – Referenced in ‘How you will be measured’. Indicates that additional information is provided in the Appendices, which are available at the end of each section.

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Aim:

BIOSECURITY AND DISEASE CONTROL

DR.BI.1 Key

Standards

A documented Biosecurity Policy must be in place. (Revised)

How you will be measured

DR.BI.1.a

The policy is specific to the farm and updated to reflect any changes in practice in relation to the farm health and performance reviews.

DR.BI.1.b

The policy details controls on-farm to manage biosecurity risks to the farm including risks from: - incoming stock (bought-in and returning livestock) - equipment inc. husbandry contractors equipment and clothing - vehicles - farm visitors that have access to livestock - working dogs and domestic pets on the farm have a worming routine

DR.BI.1.c

The policy is being implemented.

Farm Biosecurity Policy (can form part of the health plan)

DR.BI.2

Standards

Cleaning and disinfecting facilities must be available for use on the farm.

How you will be measured

DR.BI.2.a

DEFRA approved disinfectants for the species handled and cleaning equipment available for use on boots, clothing, vehicles and facilities.

DR.BI.3

Standards

Disease Risks to livestock from within the farm holding must be minimised. (Revised)

How you will be measured

DR.BI.3.a

Grazing livestock do not have direct access to muck heaps.

DR.BI.3.b

Where manure/slurry/soil improvement products are spread on grazing land, grazing intervals in relevant Appendix are adhered to.