It’s show season: General biosecurity recommendations for livestock exhibitors

For many of you who raise livestock, the show ring is where hard work meets opportunity. After endless hours of work, all the blood, sweat and tears begin to pay off. This is the moment, the chance, you have worked so hard for.

Biosecurity involves the implementation of many important procedures to help prevent the […]

Neogen® Viroxide Super receives DEFRA Approval for Diseases of Poultry Order

ROCHDALE, United Kingdom, 11 April 2019 — Neogen announced today that the Neogen Viroxide Super product has received DEFRA approval for Diseases of Poultry (DoP) Order; and with General Orders also in place, the product also conforms to the disinfectant requirements for the British Lion Quality mark for egg production.

The continued investment in the […]

‘Defending the flock’ from Newcastle and other diseases starts with proper disinfection

An updated campaign launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to limit the spread of poultry disease, which has producers paying attention after recent outbreaks of Newcastle disease in both commercial and backyard flocks alike.

The campaign, “Defend the Flock,” was first launched in 2016 by the department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service […]

Neogen Viroxide Super broad spectrum disinfectant launched

ROCHDALE, United Kingdom, 4 March, 2019 — Neogen announced today that it has added Neogen Viroxide Super disinfectant to the Neogen BioSecurity range.

Neogen Viroxide Super is a DEFRA-approved (FMD, SVD, General Orders), peroxygen-based disinfectant. It has an independently proven, non-resistant, oxidative chemistry to cause extensive damage to the protective mechanisms of microbial cells, giving […]

Foot-and-mouth disease a worldwide concern for livestock producers

Photo by Raluca Mateescu

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD): it’s a serious concern in many parts of the world, and can spread rapidly through a herd of livestock, resulting in huge economic losses for producers.

In some areas, like much of North and Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and parts of Europe, FMD hasn’t been […]

Biofilms and water line biosecurity

One of the biggest obstacles to keeping animal production facilities clean sounds a lot more complicated than it really is: biofilm, a surface-coating layer of polymeric extracellular secretions and microorganisms that accumulate on a matrix over time.

In simpler terms, biofilms are layers of slime that make it difficult to entirely clean and disinfect a […]

Neogen acquires Preserve International and Tetradyne

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired Preserve International and Tetradyne LLC, sister companies owned and operated by the private Nevada-based Preserve International corporation.

Founded in 1991, Preserve and Tetradyne offer the livestock and food processing industries cleaners, disinfectants, and associated products. Preserve has focused primarily on the swine, poultry and food […]

Bird flu outbreak grows; worst case yet reported in Iowa

Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, is not only the latest to announce the finding of a strain of bird flu in an egg-laying facility within the state, but also has been deemed the worst case seen thus far in the national outbreak now covering 12 states and dating back to the beginning of the […]

Kick off August with the Monday links

August is starting off with a toxicology edition of the Monday links: looking at drug use and abuse, and a ban on tap water, around the world. Read on for more on that, plus need-to-know news in the food and animal safety and agriculture industries:

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Biosecurity 101: Cleaners vs. disinfectants

Biosecurity is a huge topic, but it can be summed up as preventing the spread of harmful microorganisms.

A crucial part of this prevention is the proper cleaning and disinfection of facilities, objects in the environment, and basically anything that can spread microbes to another area or animal.

But what exactly does it mean to […]