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Biosecure entry education trailer (BEET)

Danish entry

These biosecure entries are designed to make it easier for people to remove potentially contaminated outside clothing and boots and put on barn specific clothing and boots.

The clothing exchange and hand washing are designed to prevent infection transfer as people cross a line of separation from outside to inside a biosecure barn. The line of separation between a potentially contaminated space and a non-infected bird occupied space is a key concept of non-shower biosecure entries. There are multiple ways to create lines of separation to reduce disease organism introduction using either two-zone or three-zone approaches.

An enclosed trailer was modified for education and training to enhance poultry barn biosecurity based on Danish entry principles. Two primary purposes and audiences are targeted:

  1. Managers responsible for developing biosecurity protocols. The trailer can be used to assess and practice their biosecurity protocols for entry into poultry barns based on Danish entry concepts.
  2. Employees expected to adhere to biosecurity protocols. The trailer can be used by employees to practice company protocols and deal with unusual situations that may arise.

The educational program is based on the concept that there are multiple ways to implement enhanced biosecurity protocols. Owners and managers need to decide which practices fit their management need. Employees need training to know how to properly implement Danish entry protocols. The BEET trailer is mobile and available for training purposes on-site, statewide.

Interior of the BEET unit where managers and employees learn and implement Danish entry. See the table below for the key.

1 Door to enter barn for 2 zone Biosecure entry 8 Log book
2 Door to enter barn for 3 zone Biosecure entry 9 Barn specific coverall storage
3 Disinfectant pan 10 Hand washing station
4 Outside farm specific clothes storage 11 Grey area shoe storage
5 Outside farm specific boot storage 12 Barn specific boot washing station
6 Chair or bench with hand sanitizer 13 Optional plastic boot supply
7 Clean boot storage bin 14 Trash bin

Questions or comments?

For more information:

Kevin Janni, Professor and Extension Engineer, (612) 625-3108 or

Abby Neu, Poultry Extension Educator, (320) 235-7026 x 2019


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