Biosecurity practices for animal health: guidance

Biosecurity is a set of management practices that collectively reduce the potential for the introduction or spread of animal disease-causing organisms onto and between farms.

The role of visitors in biosecurity

Visitors to livestock farms also have an important role to play in helping livestock farmers to maintain biosecurity. Common sense precautions include leaving gates as you find them, avoiding contact with livestock where possible and taking litter, including waste food, home with you. Further guidance for public body staff is available



Tel: 0300 244 9874
Fax: 0300 244 9797

Scottish Government
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Animal Health and Welfare
P Spur
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
EH11 3XD

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