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Biosecurity measures in French poultry farms are associated with farm type and location

Abstract : The severe impact of recently reported Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreaks have emphasized the need to better monitor biosecurity practices among the different French poultry production systems. Between October 2016 and September 2018, a large national cross-sectional study was carried out in France to assess biosecurity levels in high-risk poultry farms and identify farm biosecurity profiles, using Multiple Correspondence and Hierarchical Cluster Analyses. Results indicate that there is substantial room for improvement in cleaning and disinfection, anteroom management and delimitation of farm and production units for more than 50 % of the 1,004 analyzed farms. The farm biosecurity profile showing the highest level of biosecurity included commercial intensive poultry farms (gallinaceous poultry farms, in North-Western France), and those with a recent history of HPAI outbreak (duck farms, in South-Western France). The farms biosecurity profiles showing the lowest level of biosecurity included farms with multiple species (duck and gallinaceous poultry) or multiple production types (broilers and egg-layers), located in regions with a lower poultry density and without a recent history of HPAI outbreak. Outcomes provide support to adapt biosecurity improvement and inspection plans.
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Mattias Delpont, Claire Guinat, Jean-Luc Guerin, Eric Le Leu, Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt, et al.. Biosecurity measures in French poultry farms are associated with farm type and location. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Elsevier, 2021, 195, pp.105466. ⟨10.1016/j.prevetmed.2021.105466⟩. ⟨hal-03366842⟩



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