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Languages: English, Spanish

Biosecurity Resource Center

[Biosecurity Resource Center]

A collection of resources to improve animal biosecurity plans, find species specific information, or develop plans for enhanced biosecurity measures. Covers many species and topic areas, and contains checklists, infographics and modules.


The Biosecurity Resource Center at the Iowa State University Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) contains training, planning guides and fact sheets on biosecurity in animal operations aimed at preventing disease outbreaks in livestock. It contains resources on general agricultural biosecurity, such as animal movement, feed and disposal, as well as specific recommendations for beef, dairy, poultry, sheep and swine biosecurity. The Resource Center also provides resources for trainers and “train the trainer” sessions, and requests that trainers submit a training report to CFSPH. The resources in the Center are available in English and Spanish.

The Biosecurity Resource Center materials were developed using funding from the the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service through the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. CFSPH is a part of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, and has been designated as an OIE Collaborating Center for Day-One Veterinary Competencies and Continuing Education since 2016. The Resource Center contains biosecurity information useful to anyone working in the agricultural industry, and the CFSPH, by being directly embedded in the Veterinary School and collaborating with OIE, is a good example of the power of embedding security expertise directly into an educational program and curriculum.