TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DISEASE we suggest the following precautions

  • Biosecurity is essential to control diseases such as I.L.T.(Infectious Laryngotracheitis). The essential elements of biosecurity include the following:
  • Maintain clear separation between different animals and age of flocks. Between flocks change into dedicated boots and coveralls.
  • Preferably do not allow other people to enter your barns. If people must enter your barns, they should use boots and coveralls that you provide, or be able to assure you that they have not been on another poultry farm for the past two weeks.
  • Use disinfectant boot dip to help control disease. Change the dip frequently (daily). Remember disinfectant will only work if all matter is removed first.
  • Do not visit other poultry operations unless necessary. Shower, change your clothes and disinfect your boots and clothing before using them in your own barns.
  • Limit vehicle traffic on your farm site to reduce the chances for contaminations that you may track into your barns.
  • Dispose of dead birds appropriately and avoid scavenging. Consult the Disposal of Dead Animals Regulation for complete information.
  • Perform thorough cleaning and disinfection between flocks. The ILT virus can survive for a long time in a carcass, especially if the carcass is frozen. The virus dies quickly when exposed to sunlight or disinfectants. Virocid is a proven disinfectant against ILT.
  • Rodent control is essential as they can bring and spread disease.