Section 3. Biosecurity

  1. Prevention
  2. Biosecurity
  3. Isolation
  4. Traffic Control
  5. Sanitation
  6. Decontamination


is a two-part process that reduces or removes pathogens, or disease causing germs.8

1. Cleaning – physically removes organic materials such as dirt, manure, feed, and litter. This first step is important because dirt can block the disinfectant from the germs.

2. Disinfecting – destroys the virus by direct exposure to disinfectants.


Avian Influenza Disinfectants:
You can purchase these disinfectants at most hardware, feed store, or grocery stores. Do not use disinfectants on living things such as people, animals, and plants. Always read and follow label instructions.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved disinfectants such as One Stroke Environ® and Tek-trol®.
  • Bleach* - mix ¾ cup of bleach per gallon of water or 1 part bleach to 10 parts water.
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compoundssuch as Lysol No Rinse Sanitizer®
* DO NOT mix bleach and ammonia together! They form a toxic gas.