At the Renaa Farms in Sedayu village, Jumantoro district in Karanganyar regency, Central Java, each visitor must take a shower and change their clothes first before entering the farms area. They also need to change slippers every time they enter different zones.
Some people may see this as an overreaction.
However, the Renaa Farms have applied the bio-security measures as a precaution to prevent disease transmission. Bio-security is a string of procedures to avoid direct contacts between poultry and the source of disease.
The three-zone biosecurity program is a result from the accompaniment from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to create healthy farms so that the poultry can be healthy and productive.
Bio-security also covers sanitation, disinfection, vaccination and medicines for the poultry.
Therefore, tight control over incoming and outgoing people in the farms area should be monitored. [yan]