Livestock Biosecurity

Version 2.4  Created 3/18/03    Last Updated  09/26/11 



The purpose of this webpage is to provide links to livestock biosecurity materials for consideration by veterinary students,  livestock producers, primarily of cattle, and their veterinarians. This webpage is not intended to provide herd-specific advice and may not reflect the current state of the veterinary literature or on-line materials. I have not verified the accuracy and usefulness of these on-line materials so you must use your own judgment or, if you are not qualified to evaluate these materials, please discuss them with someone who is qualified to do so and who is familiar with your operation and the risk situation in your herd. Please let me know if you find useful materials that I have overlooked or if I have made any errors.

[Return to Contents List]

On-Line Livestock Biosecurity Documents - General:

BAMN (Bovine Alliance on Management and Nutrition) - NAHMS Dairy

Biosecurity on Dairies - Are we doing enough? (M Collins, WI, Johnes Information Center > Handouts > pdf)

Biosecurity: What Does it Mean? (G Ollis, M MacLean, WCDS > 2003 Proceedings > pdf)

Focus on Agriculture and Food Terrorism (Agrichemical and Environmental News, Special Issue 187 11/01)


Sanitation in the control of livestock infectious disease

[Return to Contents List]

On-Line Livestock Risk Assessment Documents:

ILSI  - International Life Sciences Institute > publications

Biosecurity Authority MAF - Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (New Zealand)

[Return to Contents List]

On-Line Livestock Biosecurity Websites & Documents - National, International:

Biosecurity updates from the AVMA (index)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Protecting the Security of the Food Supply (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

CFSPH - Center for Food Security & Public Health (Iowa State U)

CIDRAP - Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (M Osterholm, U Minn - huge site!)

Agricultural Biosecurity

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAZD Center - National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (Texas A&M, UC Davis)

EIDNet - Emerging Infectious Disease Network - HRI - Humanitarian Resource Institute

DAFF - Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Publications for Biosecurity Australia

National Biosecurity Resource Center for Animal Health Emergencies (Purdue Homeland Security Institute)

NIAA - National Institute of Animal Agriculture


TFAH - Trust for America's Health

The Center for Food Security and Public Health - Iowa State University

USAHA - United States Animal Health Association

United States Government:


Gateway to Government Food Safety Information - Countering Bioterrorism and Other Threats to the Food Supply (index)

Homeland Security (US DHS)


National Agricultural Library - Animal Welfare Information Center

Bioterrorism - Information Resources on Biosecurity, Bioterror, and the Threat to Agriculture, 2001

US Department of State Counterterrorism Office

WHO - Food Safety

[Return to Contents List]

On-Line Livestock Biosecurity Websites & Documents - State:

2006 WCABP Presentation (pdf)



Illinois Biosecurity and Livestock Diseases

Livestock Biosecurity




Farm & Ranch Biosecurity (GPVEC - video / audio)

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

the BIOSECURITY page (files and links - D Griffin, GPVEC)

New Mexico

NYSCHAP - New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program 


Disaster Information - Food Security (Ohio State College of Ag index)



Pennsylvania - Biosecurity Resources (Penn State Vet Science Outreach)



[Return to Contents List]

On-line Livestock Identification Documents

Livestock Identification - Montana - Montana Beef Network

NCBA - Animal ID

TAHC - Texas Animal Health Commission


[Return to Contents List]

Specific Disease Documents:


Avian Influenza

Bovine Paratuberculosis

Foot & Mouth Disease

[Return to Contents List] 

General Biosecurity & Bioterrorism Sources - Press

Biosecurity Measures for Preventing Bioterrorism (M Barletta, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Inst, pdf)

Trade Press:

Bushmeat - meat from wild animals crossing international borders illegally - wiki

The film "describes the trade as "globalised", with organized couriers distributing the meat to many European capitals, where it arrives without any customs or health checks. Estimates put the amount reaching London's Heathrow airport at up to 10 tonnes a day, often in appalling condition. The film says the imported meat could be carrying foot-and-mouth, anthrax, the Ebola virus, TB or cholera."

Bushmeat Crisis Task Force

The Bushmeat Research Programme - Institute of Zoology, London

Poultry smuggling is real and dangerous (St. Louis Press Dispatch, 11/19/05)

Scientific Press (on-line):

Other Materials:

[Return to Contents List]