Biosecurity Checklist

Record the appropriate response

Isolation of Herd

What is the distance to nearest swine herd, salesbarn, trucker/assembly yard, or dead stock facility?

Distance Score
<0.5 km 11
0.5 - 0.9 7
1.0 - 1.4 5
1.5 - 1.9 3
2.0 - 2.4 2
2.5 - 3.0 1
>3 km 0

Your Score: _________________


What is the size in pig units (pu) of nearest swine herd?

Size Score
<2,000 pu 1
2,000 - 4,000 pu 3
>4,000 pu 5

To calculate pig units:

  • 1 sow farrow-to-finish = 10 pu
  • 1 sow farrow-to-wean = 3.5 pu
  • 1 sow farrowing only = 1.5 pu
  • 1 weaner or feeder pig = 1 pu

Total pig units = number of animals x associated # of pig units/animal

Your Score: _________________


What is the distance from nearest swine building to road?
Distance Score
<50m 2
50 - 100m 1
>100m 0

Your Score: _________________


Perimeter

Is the driveway blocked (gate or chain)?

  • Y=0
  • N=2

Are warning or information signs posted?

  • Y=0
  • N=2

Are doors locked?

  • Y=0
  • N=5

Is the area adjacent to the buildings clean?

  • Y=0
  • N=5

Your Score: _________________


Entrance

Do staff have contact with other pigs?

  • N=0
  • Y=2

Is there a separate change area for staff or visitors?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Is a shower or hand washing required before entering?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Is there a risk of cross-contamination on entry?

  • N=0
  • Y=2

Are clean barn coveralls and boots supplied for all staff and visitors?

  • Y=0
  • N=5

Do boots remain in buildings?

  • Y=0
  • N=3

Are footbaths provided at entrance to separate buildings?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Is outside equipment disinfected?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Your Score: _________________


New Genetics

Is new stock introduced by caesarian section/A.I. only?

  • Y=0
  • N = 5

Is more than one source of semen used? Score 1 point for each source after the first

  • N=0

Are gilts and boars from one or more sources (same/higher health status)? Score 3 pts/source (max. 9)

  • N=0

Is quarantine area always used for incoming stock?

  • Y=0 or N/A=0
  • N=3

Your Score: _________________


Where is quarantine area?

  • Separate farm=0
  • Same farm=1
  • Same building=2
  • Same area=3

Your Score: _________________


What is quarantine period?

  • 0 days=5
  • 1 - 14 days=4
  • 15 - 28 days=2
  • >28 days=0

Your Score: _________________


Buildings

Do any pigs have access to the outdoors?

  • N=0
  • Market pigs only=2
  • Sows/Breeding stock=4

Are cats or dogs allowed into buildings?

  • N=0
  • Y=2

Are rodents, other wildlife, or birds present in buildings?

  • N=0
  • Y=3

Is there a heavy fly infestation?

  • N=0
  • Y=1

Your Score: _________________


Feed and Water

Is there a chance of cross contamination at feed delivery?

  • N=0
  • Y=2

Is all water from well(s) at least 15 metres deep?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Is water tested and does it pass Ministry of Health standards for human consumption?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Your Score: _________________


Shipping

Is own truck/trailer used for shipping?

  • N=0
  • Y=1

Is the truck/trailer washed after each load of pigs?

  • Y=0
  • N=3

Are separate boots and coveralls used for shipping?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Are outside trucks empty of other pigs when loading?

  • Y=0
  • N=4

Are pigs loaded onto outside truck at the end of the lane?

  • Y=0
  • N=2

Your Score: _________________


Deadstock

Is disposal by burial, composting, incineration, disposal vessels, on-farm anaerobic digestion or collection service?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Is deadstock transported by owner to common bins, approved waste disposal sites under EPA, licensed FSQA facilities or a vet for post-mortem?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Is the vehicle used for deadstock transportation cleaned and disinfected after use?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Is the deadstock truck loaded away from the buildings?

  • Y=0
  • N=1

Your Score: _________________


Manure Removal

Is manure removed by owner?

  • Y=0
  • N=2

Is there a risk of yard contamination by outside hauler?

  • N=0
  • Y=2

Your Score: _________________


To Calculate Your Score, add the points for each answer circled/filled in and subtract the total from 100.

Biosecurity score: ________/100
Signed ________________________________

N.B: This checklist is based on the Ontario Swine Health Information Plan (OSHIP) Biosecurity Evaluation.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Greg Simpson - Swine Nutritionist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 1 September 2003
Last Reviewed: 16 February 2016