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Biosecurity practices on Australian commercial layer and meat chicken farms: Performance and perceptions of farmers

Scott, Angela B; Singh, Mini; Groves, Peter; Hernandez-Jover, Marta; Barnes, Belinda; Glass, Kathryn; Moloney, Barbara; Black, Amanda; Toribio, Jenny-Ann


This paper describes the level of adoption of biosecurity practices performed on Australian commercial chicken meat and layer farms and farmer-perceived importance of these practices. On-farm interviews were conducted on 25 free range layer farms, nine cage layer farms, nine barn layer farms, six free range meat chicken farms and 15 barn meat chicken farms in the Sydney basin bioregion and South East Queensland. There was a high level of treatment of drinking water across all farm types; town...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195582
Access Rights: Open Access


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