Biosecurity in Animal Production Systems

The safety of the inputs used in the breeding operation has now become the primary concern of both the policy makers and the end users. Safety guidelines that now monitor the procedures and processes in a semen production station encompass these concerns.

Commensurate with the increase in semen production over the years and growth of the institution, a lot of thought, planning and effort were put to develop standard operating protocols and a health security program for quality semen production conforming to International standards. As part of this endeavor, the epidemiology and disease surveillance in the eight villages around the farm has been strengthened. This involved identification of all animals in the villages and maintaining its database, vaccination of animals, periodic visits to the villages to monitor the disease status of the animals and educating the farmers about animal health