Leading Research

Investigating Sanitation of Surface Water for Poultry using Chlorine-IBDV Models

UM 51A

Significant numbers of commercial poultry production sites in Australia rely on surface waters (dams, creeks and rivers) as their major source of drinking water. Exposure of surface water to wild birds can pose disease risks from serious avian pathogens to commercial flocks meaning risk assessment for biosecurity is crucial. This report reviewed the main methodologies used for water sanitation in Australia and indicated that chlorination is the most appropriate technology for poultry sites, if effective treatment can be assured.