Currently, there are outbreaks of virulent domestic animal infectious diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) and avian influenza (H5N1) in various countries around the world.
If an animal infectious disease were to enter a country which is otherwise disease-free, it will not only cause serious damage to that countries livestock industry but will also result in enormous socio-economic losses and have long-term effects such as reduced animal productivity and restrictions on international trade in animal products.
In 2010 Japan experienced an out break of FMD which affected cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, swine, sheep, goat & wildlife species and resulted in the culling of 290,000 cattle beasts. Thankfully, Japan was able to contain the spread of the highly-contagious disease and can now claim to be FMD free but many lessons were learnt.
To future safeguard against animal infectious diseases entering Japan the Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) has introduced new border biosecurity measures including the use of Disinfection Mats.
Shoe Sole Disinfection
Disinfection Mats filled with disinfectant agent are laid down in areas of ports that passengers must pass through such as immigration inspection and the boarding bridge.
Farm Biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of infectious disease. It is the responsibility of every person visiting or working on your property – if it can move, it can carry disease.
People, vehicles, equipment, animals and even the environment can pose a Biosecurity risk to your farm and for this reason need to be managed accordingly. Sweetmat Disinfection Mats offer a range of products to use in conjunction with a broad spectrum disinfectant to help manage the risk of less visible threats to your property like bacteria, viruses and spores.