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Prevent infection  –  Food animals


This section provides resources on different strategies and tools for infection prevention and control interventions in animal farming. These aim to help limit the spread of disease and antibiotic resistance.

Awareness raising and education is important if infection prevention and control measures shall be accepted and implemented properly. Passive educational strategies (such as posters and leaflets) are easier to implement but less effective compared with active strategies, such as one-on-one educational sessions addressing relevant topics. At farm level, it has been shown that increasing farmers’ awareness of good farming practices and biosecurity is important.

In MEASURE, you can access tools and resources to help determine the impact of interventions and conduct studies on a variety of topics that relates to rational use in animal farming:

To help navigation, resources have been separated into two tables, with educational resources in the second table. See also the RAISE AWARENESS focus area for more inspiration and materials for awareness raising and changing behaviors.

Selected Resources

Resource Description
Principles and Strategies for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Livestock and Wildlife See chapter 25 in Part F. Prevention of Infectious Diseases in Livestock and Wildlife.
Five keys to growing safer fruits and vegetables: promoting health by decreasing microbial contamination Training manual on how to grow safer crops, which has been developed to support food safety education of rural workers, by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Best-practice framework for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals – Reaching for the next level This best practice framework from EPRUMA provides the building blocks that the farmer can implement to develop a farm-specific health plan.
Where There is No Vet A guide book for farmers to aid them to keep their animals healthy. Has informative chapters on disease prevention and also good information on how medicine should be labelled.