Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 8, Issue 3&4,2010
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

UAE poultry farm premises ID and biosecurity


Moustafa A. Fadel, Ahmed S. Hussein *

Recieved Date: 2010-07-10, Accepted Date: 2010-11-02


Investments in the poultry production sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in addition to the ultimate responsibility of protecting the country’s natural resources, made it urgent to develop a premises-identification system to identify local, commercial poultry production units in the country. To that end, a corresponding barcoding standard was developed to track diseased birds and contaminated poultry products back to the original farm/flock, as well to potentially exposed birds that have moved from the subject premises. This is the first step toward potentially establishing a national/regional system to accurately map and identify poultry production unit premises and farms, and to monitor and provide an emergency response mechanism in case of a biosecurity alert.


Biosecurity, UAE, poultry, premises identification, outbreaks, poultry diseases, poultry production, barcoding, emergency response, disease control

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2010
Volume: 8
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 540-544

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