The greatest threat to the wellbeing of any creature comes from other creatures of the same species. The closer they crowd together, the greater the risk of disease - disease which can be passed directly from human to human, from animal to animal, or through indirect carriers such as contaminated surfaces, feed or water, vermin or insects.
Biosecurity, in other words excluding disease organisms from the creature’s environment, is the most effective form of protection, especially those farmed using modern production techniques. From viruses or bacteria, coccidia or fungi, disease may spread via recognised vectors of infection, from the animals themselves, the people who handle them, contaminated food and water, housing and equipment, and even the air itself. Viruses causing Chicken Anaemia or Gumboro are not only extremely persistent in the environment, but are also immunosuppressive, thus increasing susceptibility to additional pathogen attack. Modern biosecurity techniques are a key element in disease control, providing a healthier environment for your livestock.