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National Farm - Level Mink Biosecurity Standard - Producers' Guide
Who Should Use This Document And How?

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All mink producers are encouraged to read this Producer Guide with the Standard. Both this Guide and the Standard are in three sections, representing the foundations of an operating biosecurity system, which are access management, animal management, and operational management.

Each section is further divided into subsections and Target Outcomes. Each Target Outcome represents a biosecurity-related goal that all mink producers should implement to protect their herds from the introduction and spread of microbial pathogens.

With such a broad target industry audience, some of the biosecurity principles may be difficult for all producers to implement immediately. Producers should consider the ongoing implementation of additional biosecurity measures as mink operations are improved over time; for example, when facilities or equipment are replaced or refurbished.

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