TASAH – Biosecurity Review (Poultry) Training
Introduction to the Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH) and training opportunities for veterinary practitioners working with poultry.
As part of the Rural Development Plan 2014-2020, co-funded by the Irish government and the EU, funding has been provided for a Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH), for a biosecurity assessment of commercial poultry units (broilers and layers). These biosecurity assessments, delivered by trained veterinary practitioners, will enable farmers to engage with their veterinary practitioner to improve their biosecurity at farm level.
To participate in the programme, PVPs must first complete specialist training, which is being offered by AHI. The training will have a particular focus on biosecurity for poultry using the tool (BiocheckUGent) developed by Ghent University. The review will follow a standard approach to assess both bioexclusion (external biosecurity; measures to prevent disease entering a unit) and biocontainment (internal biosecurity; measures to prevent disease spreading within a unit), separately for broiler and layer units. On completion, a trained PVP will be in a position to provide a free biosecurity assessment to their eligible poultry farming clients.
This specialist training is open to all veterinary practitioners working with poultry (layers and broilers) farmers.
Details of the next series of TASAH training events related with poultry will be available soon.