Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions

A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk at Livestock Exhibitions.
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Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment - Livestock Exhibitions
Check most appropriate boxLow RiskModerate RiskHigh Risk
Purchased animalsScreening test + quarantine for 30 days after purchase.Minimal screening, quarantine >15 but <30 days.Little or no screening and no quarantine or <15 days.
Protective outer clothingClothing and boots worn on home farm and not worn to different farms or animal events.Clean clothing and disposable boots or sanitized boots.Clothing or boots worn on home farm and also worn to different animal events.
ImmunizationsTimely, comprehensive plan coordinated with veterinarian.Immunization based on show regulations but not necessarily part of total plan.Haphazard immunization plan that is not coordinated nor professionally supervised.
Animal transportationHaul own animals only in your trailer or truck.Haul animals in another's truck or trailer that has been cleaned or sanitized.Haul animals in another's truck or trailer without sanitation.
Equipment at exhibition or saleOnly use grooming, feeding or watering equipment for your animals.Clean equipment before sharing.Equipment shared without cleaning or sanitation.
Contact of public with your animalsProhibit people from petting and feeding of your animals.Allow petting but discourage people from feeding your animals.Allow public to pet and/or feed animals.
Isolation after exhibitionIsolate for 15 days after exhibition.Isolate for >7 days but <15 days after exhibition.Isolate for <7 days after exhibition.

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