Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 485

Full Length Research Paper

Interactive methods to educate and engage poultry producers on the importance of practicing on-farm biosecurity

Danielle Julien and Sarah Thomson*
Poultry Industry Council, 483 Arkell Rd, Guelph Ontario N1H 6H8, Canada
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 31 August 2011


Biosecurity is the key within the poultry industry in preventing the spread of diseases and infections.  A “biosecurity culture” is needed to increase the adoption of farm biosecurity practices because financial incentives are not always apparent. The objective of this project was to provide innovative and participatory education and extension to industry leaders that would enable them to act as “biosecurity champions” and promote recommended practices sparking a “biosecurity culture”.  By using Glogerm™, a luminescent product (under UV light) in this project was able to visually and immediately demonstrate the effectiveness and importance of inexpensive, but yet effective biosecurity practices.


Key words: Poultry, biosecurity, cost benefit, education and extension, hand washing, boot washing, personal protective equipment.