Biosecurity Risk Assessments

The farm risk assessments are interactive assessments of the bio-security risks that challenge your farm for farmers and vets to complete. A series of risk assessments have been developed to cover the major endemic diseases. Simply answer a series of bio-security questions and you will be assigned a level of risk level (high, medium or low) for each component. In this way you will be able to identify the risk priorities for your farm and deal with them effectively, to prevent disease getting onto your farm. A bio-security programme should be part of a veterinary health plan.

Abortion in Sheep
Abortion in Sheep

Sheep Abortion is a major economic loss to the sheep industry with individual cases costing £85 each.

Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a common infection in dairy and beef herds causing infertility, abortion and poor milk yield.

IBR
IBR

IBR is a highly contagious, infectious viral disease affecting cattle of all ages. Infection occurs by inhalation and requires contact between animals.

Calf Pneumonia Suckler Herd
Calf Pneumonia Suckler Herd

Respiratory disease is estimated to cost the UK cattle industry £80 million annually (between £30 for mild cases to £500 when the animal dies)

Calf Pneumonia Dairy Herd
Calf Pneumonia Dairy Herd

Respiratory  disease  is  estimated  to  cost  the  UK cattle industry £80 million annually (between £30 for mild cases to £500 when the animal dies)

Calf Scour Suckler Herd
Calf Scour Suckler Herd

Diarrhoea or calf scour can be a major cause of calf mortality and lost profit in many beef suckler herds.

Calf Scour Dairy Herd
Calf Scour Dairy Herd

Diarrhoea or calf scour can be a major cause of poor growth and calf mortality in many dairy herds.

Sheep Lameness
Sheep Lameness

Most outbreaks of lameness in sheep are caused by either interdigital dermatitis (scald) or footrot