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Mr. Gary Huddleston, Manager, Feed Manufacturing Safety & Environmental Affairs, American Feed Industry Association, helps explain the impacts of the Veterinary Feed Directive to the livestock feed businesses. Mr. Huddleston runs through the details on documentation and processes that must be put in place to be compliant with the regulations. Key message: work with all your service providers and suppliers to insure they are informed and prepared before January 1, 2017.

Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, highlights how the thinking of economics of biosecurity plays out in swine producer decision making. Key message: lack of knowledge is likely NOT sole reason for partial implementation of recommended biosecurity measures. Many business look at trade-offs and incentives for action.

PEDV-Warning Shot for National Biosecurity and Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response - Dr. Tim Snider, Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Biosecurity Toolkit for Equine Events - Dr. Katie Flynn, Equine Staff Veterinarian, California Department of Food & Agriculture Animal Health Branch, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Biosecurity is part of many farm operations, both to protect the animals and consumers. Many farms work to keep diseases contained and maintaining a healthy animal population for consumer food products.

Ontario (Canada) chicken farmers follow strict guidelines to protect their birds from diseases and to ensure that the food they produce is safe. Produced by Agricultural Communication students at the University of Guelph.